blockitecture leaderboard

Congress for the New Urbanism

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.
May 7, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
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.
Aug 16, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
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.
Aug 8, 2013   Chicago Tribune
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.
May 31, 2013   CNU
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. In advance of next month's 2012 CNU Transportation Summit, John Norquist, CEO and president of the Congress for the New Urbanism, argues that it’s time for cities to go beyond mobility and restore the market and social purposes of urban thoroughfares. Exclusive
Aug 2, 2012  By John Norquist
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.
May 23, 2012   StreetSense
"We should not let the lame be the enemy of the perfectly adequate," says one critic of the New Haven mayor's proposal.
May 17, 2012   Better! Cities & Towns
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.
May 14, 2012   Tindale-Oliver and Associates Blog
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.
May 11, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
The Congress for the New Urbanism has announced this year's 9 recipients and 4 honorable mentions recognized by its 2012 Charter Awards.
Mar 22, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
As the post-recession economy continues to plod along, those in the non-profit sector continue to face stiff funding competition. Organizations furthering the smart growth/new urbanism cause may find this to be particularly frustrating, as re-working how and where America builds has never been so important.   Blog Post
Aug 22, 2010   By Mike Lydon