"This paper elaborates upon the morphological requisites for creating neighborhood social solidarity within planned single-family residential developments. Discussion focuses on the relevant spatial conditions for promoting and sustaining meaningful contact between the occupants of contiguous and differentiated territorial domains, e.g., identifying the spatial attributes that increase social interaction at the interface between private residential frontyards and public street right-of-way zones. As a growing dissatisfaction with current housing options becomes more prevalent, these conditions assume significance when viewed as a possible means for advancing the image transformation from one of social detachment to that of community involvement.A relatively recent development trend utilized in the planning and design of new residential communities in the United States is based on an adaptation of so-called traditional urban neighborhood spatial characteristics. The appearance and organization of these new developments emulate those of early twentieth century small town vicinages that presumably encouraged richer social conditions, more favorable growth management options and greater pedestrian benefits than those realized from today's conventional suburban arrangements. The approach, commonly referred to as a "traditional neighborhood development" or TND model, proposes spatial attributes dealing with street use, configuration, size and hierarchy; pedestrian integration, movement and scale; mixed land-use access and proximity; perceptual clarity of urban form; community identity through civic symbols; highly integrated open space networks; and, private residential "facades" forming visually disciplined streetscapes. In theory, these attributes promise to reinforce behavior associated with community satisfaction, cohesiveness and social responsibility. However in practice, the revisited habitat form requires a conceptual adaptation, by its residents, with regard to territorial prerogatives they normally associate with the private and public spatial realms. The image of "good" form in conventional single-family housing is symbolically marked by many factors, including "privacy", "detachment", the two-car garage and stature of the front and backyards. While there is a growing desire on the part of homeowners to appreciate a greater sense of neighborhood and community, there is a countermanding desire to retain the images of "good" form they are familiar with. Alternative single-family housing form resulting from the application of the TND model has merely stripped away the symbolic artifacts that people currently associate with "good" form, e.g., alternative housing typically provides smaller lot sizes and front building setbacks, and has not provided a convincing substitute for appreciating "goodness."As part of the discussion, the application of spatial attributes of "good" form are demonstrated for a 428acre mixed-use TND planning project proposed for Madison, Wisconsin, a medium size city in midwestern United States. The project, referred to as the Junction Neighborhood Development Plan, is a product of the City of Madison's Department of Planning and Development and part of a larger peripheral development strategy for improving public transit efficiency, social-economic integration, growth management and reduced automobile dependency. While most of the plan's recommendations can be realized through existing implementation tools, such as zoning, subdivision regulations and official mapping, deficiencies in the plan's ability to realize several underlying principles of the TND concept are critiqued in the discussion. In addition, recommendations for dealing with the satisfactory integration of contiguous and differentiated territorial domains along streets and alleys, not a part of the original plan, are presented."