New Urbanism

June 7, 2010, 8am PDT
Renowned New Urbanist Jeff Speck tackles the critics and their reasons, from Modernists to libertarians.
Architect
Feature
May 24, 2010, 8am PDT
Nikos Salingaros presents the case for demolishing a modernist eyesore in Rome and replacing it with a high-density, mixed-use New Urbanist neighborhood.
Nikos Salingaros
May 24, 2010, 5am PDT
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
The Source: Transportation News and Views
May 23, 2010, 9am PDT
Peter Calthorpe sees California Assembly Bill 32, the law mandating a state-wide reduction in carbon emissions, as the key to pushing through great urbanism.
Fast Company
Blog post
May 21, 2010, 11am PDT

I'm at the 18th Congress for the New Urbanism, always a stimulating affair and this year is no exception. We're in Atlanta, Georgia, although I've unfortunately not seen much of the city beyond a few leafy, upscale blocks past the anonymous section of downtown. Right now, I'm waiting for a session on "The Great American Grid" to begin, undoubtedly a topic of some interest to our readers considering the comments inspired by Fanis Grammenos' dismissal of America's grid worship.

Tim Halbur
May 20, 2010, 10am PDT
<em>The Atlantic</em> talks with architect and planner Andres Duany about 30 years of the New Urbanism, and how the urban landscape of America has changed over that time.
The Atlantic
May 11, 2010, 6am PDT
The increase in transit ridership and carsharing isn't just due to the rise in gas prices, but also the rise in new technologies providing up-to-the-minute reports on location and ride availability.
New Urban News email
April 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Wyandanch, in Babylon, NY is using an old asset to become new urban.
New Urban News
April 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
In his commentary, Rob Steuteville questions whether we should work toward sustaining what we have, or building a more resilient future.
New Urban News
April 9, 2010, 12pm PDT
Changes in USDOT and FTA policies help fund streetcar lines, making them more attractive to cities across the US.
New Urban News
April 8, 2010, 7am PDT
Plans for rebuilding Haiti have a strikingly New Urbanist tinge. But some say Haiti's economic situation isn't ready for a New Urbanist approach.
Fast Company
March 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Less money for highways, more for transit and "complete streets" - New Urban News takes a look at where the $1.5 billion TIGER grants are going.
New Urban News
March 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
At first glance, the historic Ghetto streetscene in Venice is an appealing new urbanist community. In another place at another time, the virtues of compact, walkable and dense were the very isolation we now abhor.
myurbanist
March 14, 2010, 11am PDT
Philip Langdon compares the New Urban response to New Orleans and Haiti.
New Urban News
March 2, 2010, 11am PST
In the late '90s a trio of North Carolina suburbs tried to ditch their suburban past with a new, much lauded Smart Growth planning effort that revised the way they used their land. The success of the celebrated developments didn't last long.
Citiwire
January 23, 2010, 7am PST
The tide is turning from the last half century, with population trends heading inward and urban from the sundered seas of suburbia.
New Urban News
January 21, 2010, 12pm PST
While Dubai's fantastical Burj Khalifa is mostly empty and development has ground to a halt, Abu Dhabi continues to develop - and smartly, says Philip Langdon.
New Urban News
January 11, 2010, 11am PST
Richard Reep decries the New Urbanists for ignoring the era from 1945-1955, when cars were part of the landscape but not the dominant force. He believes the planning of that time could be a perfect middle ground.
New Geography
January 5, 2010, 5am PST
Kaid Benfield of the NRDC reviews The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon. Benfield gives it high marks for style and substance, and for the way it incorporates environmental issues.
NRDC Blog
December 10, 2009, 6am PST
In Pass Christian, Mississippi, it seemed WalMart was on board for a village-style, mixed-use development that would include one of their stores. That is, until Walmart brass heard about the project.
New Urban News website