ABA subscribes to the planning tenants described by the Charter for The New Urbanism, that is to say that cities and town planning should foster and promote a quality of life and sustainability. Our planning experience is unmatched in the area. We believe in the neighborhood model, diversity, and conservation and preservation of our built legacy, which will in turn foster a sense of place and historical perspective. New buildings must integrate with the old and connect to the neighborhood, town, and region in a cohesive plan.