Congress for the New Urbanism

May 7, 2015, 7am PDT
Architecture Critic Mark Lamster attended the recent Congress for The New Urbanism annual conference, this year held in Dallas. One panel in particular, "How to Rebuild Architecture," proved informative.
The Dallas Morning News
May 4, 2015, 2pm PDT
Some think of May 4 as Star Wars day, others remember May 4 as the birthday of Jane Jacobs. Charles Marohn suggests that May 4 should now be known as "Urban Renewal Remembrance Day."
Strong Towns
April 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
American Planning Association Executive Director Jim Drinan and Congress for New Urbanism President and CEO Lynn Richards made a video announcing a new era of partnership between the two organizations.
American Planning Association
March 10, 2015, 6am PDT
An interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," and Hazel Borys.
PlaceShakers
February 17, 2015, 12pm PST
How can we redirect our city building into a form that can handle the expected doubling of urban residents over the next 40 years? Great ideas can be found in this collection of soundbites from the film, "The Human Scale."
PlaceShakers
December 10, 2014, 11am PST
Drawing on longtime efforts to promote livability at the neighborhood, city, and regional level, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Rick Cole recently highlighted lessons learned about "urban revitalization."
The Planning Report
June 11, 2014, 8am PDT
Cincinnati’s Department of Planning and Buildings was awarded the grand prize for "Best Planning Tool or Process" at the Congress for the New Urbanism's national conference last week. The award is just the latest in a string of commendations.
UrbanCincy
June 9, 2014, 2pm PDT
Many of you attended CNU in Buffalo last week, but for those of you who couldn't make it, here's a quick collection of a few of the ideas shared.
PlaceShakers
June 2, 2014, 11am PDT
Spring brings out the romance in cities. Here's a bit of inspiration from Quebéc City...and Buffalo.
PlaceShakers
April 17, 2014, 6am PDT
Lynn Richards, formerly of the U.S. EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities, is set to become President of the Congress for the New Urbanism in July. In this interview, Richards says that forging new alliances will be a key goal for her.
Better! Cities & Towns
September 17, 2013, 6am PDT
Freeways are disconnected, unwalkable, and have limited access; they are the antithesis of "urban." So we should probably use a different term to describe them, argues Alex McKeag.
CNU.org
August 16, 2013, 6am PDT
Urbanists must adopt less bureaucratic approaches so that the next generation can build and grow the economy, Andres Duany says. Hence the proliferation of “lean” codes that emphasize only the essentials of shaping community.
Better! Cities & Towns
August 8, 2013, 8am PDT
This week, the Illinois DOT kicked off a set of public meetings to "redefine" Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. At the first meeting, a decidedly pro-car and anti-bicyclist sentiment crept into the comments.
Chicago Tribune
May 31, 2013, 1pm PDT
A student project to radically rethink housing projects on New York’s Lower East Side and a holistic approach to a Rwandan village took top honors at the 2013 CNU Charter Awards, announced this week at CNU 21 in Salt Lake City.
CNU
Feature
August 2, 2012, 3pm PDT

For decades, the Functional Classification System, and its emphasis on accommodating vehicle movement, has been the basis by which urban streets in America have been designed and engineered

John Norquist
May 23, 2012, 2pm PDT
Building on one of the reverberating themes from this month's CNU 20 in West Palm Beach, Joe Nickol proposes the path of evolution for a movement that has become the new norm, but may have overlooked some critical issues in the process.
StreetSense
May 17, 2012, 8am PDT
"We should not let the lame be the enemy of the perfectly adequate," says one critic of the New Haven mayor's proposal.
Better! Cities & Towns
May 14, 2012, 11am PDT
Attending her first CNU conference, Erin Chantry confronts the myths and the maxims attributed to the theology of New Urbanism in this review of the energetic debate between Andres Duany and Daniel Solomon at the conference plenary session.
Tindale-Oliver and Associates Blog
May 11, 2012, 12pm PDT
On the occasion of the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism, running through the weekend in West Palm Beach, Anthony Flint looks at what happens when a revolutionary movement becomes part of the establishment.
The Atlantic Cities
March 22, 2012, 1pm PDT
The Congress for the New Urbanism has announced this year's 9 recipients and 4 honorable mentions recognized by its 2012 Charter Awards.
Better Cities & Towns