New Urbanism

October 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
Preservationists are all about preserving our past. Urbanists are all about harvesting lessons from what the preservationists fight for -- to create better places in the future. Seems like these two groups would get along quite well. But no.
PlaceShakers
September 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Jonathan Lerner reports from Fresno, where sprawling development has clashed with agriculture, the region's bread and butter. A new regional plan hopes to preserve farmland and ease tensions.
Miller-McCune
September 2, 2011, 8am PDT
The town, designed by DPZ Associates, uses traditional building techniques (most of which are completely illegal in US hurricane zones) and fared better in the eye of Hurricane Irene at its strongest point than any other town.
The Original Green Blog
August 19, 2011, 8am PDT
Suburban areas don't necessarily equate with car-dependence, according to some New Urbanist plans for far-out areas. But convincing residents to opt for transit can be a challenge.
Scientific American
August 15, 2011, 10am PDT
With an entirely different economic reality in place since 2005 when the original plans were drawn up, Andres Duany of DPZ will update plans for the 165-acre S.C. state mental health hospital campus in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
The State
July 27, 2011, 10am PDT
With foreclosure rates high and car-dependent development spreading, Charlotte might want to start listening to new urbanist Tom Low, according to this article.
Charlotte Magazine
June 25, 2011, 5am PDT
Scott Doyon, a parent and an urbanist, argues that the suburban model isn't doing kids any favors. But, he says, designing urban areas that are kid-friendly is still a challenge.
PlaceShakers
June 10, 2011, 12pm PDT
In rural Georgia, a New Urbanist style development is slowly materializing, andhoping to be a sustainable antidote to urban sprawl.
Architectural Record
June 10, 2011, 7am PDT
Writing on the recent Congress for the New Urbanism annual meeting, <em>Grist</em>'s Sarah Goodyear finds some new ideas in a field that's gradually integrated itself into the mainstream.
Grist
June 3, 2011, 2pm PDT
As CNU 19 convenes in Madison, Wisconsin, Reporter Mike Ivey says that New Urbanism's brand of smaller homes and denser lifestyle may be finally finding its niche.
The Cap Times
May 28, 2011, 11am PDT
Sharon McMillan explains how her town - Unionville, Ontario - gave New Urbanism "a great big hug" back in the 1970s, and has benefited ever since.
New Urban Network
May 27, 2011, 11am PDT
British cities report 9% fewer car trips per person and a 5% decline in distance traveled by car. That's because fewer young people are deciding to learn how to drive, says Prof. Phil Goodwin of the University of West of England.
TheCityFix.com
May 2, 2011, 8am PDT
Raymond Hain says the arguments in favor of New Urbanism are often "murky", and design is in the eye of the beholder. but is there a deeper, philosophical foundation for New Urbanism?
The Witherspoon Institute
April 27, 2011, 9am PDT
New Urbanism has been given a bad rap, according to co-founder Andres Duany. In this piece for <em>Metropolis</em> he sets the record straight.
Metropolis
April 25, 2011, 6am PDT
It's at Albuquerque's edge, it's the size of Manhattan, and it's happening, despite drought, recession and tightening state budgets. An annotation of Mesa del Sol's master plan explains how and why.
High Country News
April 18, 2011, 6am PDT
Andres Duany, the most vocal of New Urbanist, says that the critiques of the "ism" he helped create brand it as a "rustic version of starchitect culture" when it is in actuality an "expanding web of ideas, techniques, projects, and people."
Metropolis Magazine
Blog post
March 28, 2011, 3am PDT
Madison, Wisconsin

 

Since 2004, the Next Generation of New Urbanists (NextGen) has welcomed new ideas and new faces into the Congress for the New Urbanism. Comprised of a core group of leaders, generally between ages 25 and 40, the NextGen focuses on pushing the principles of new urbanism, as defined in the Charter, forward.  

Mike Lydon
March 8, 2011, 12pm PST
An contributor to the Huffington Post writes what he believes is the core of urbanism as a thought and its purpose.
The Huffington Post
March 7, 2011, 7am PST
Chuck Wolfe suggests five "Burnhamisms" for getting communities inspired and engaged with urban planning, including using social media and video to communicate your message.
myurbanist
February 10, 2011, 12pm PST
Peter Calthorpe, author of "Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change," speaks about his new book and the role of landscape architecture and new urbanism in the twenty-first century.
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