Crossing Campo Street from downtown Las Cruces into the Mesquite Historic District is like crossing between two urban worlds that are often misunderstood.
Since it’s launch in 1993, Prince Charles’s Poundbury development in Dorcester, England, has set the standard as a high-quality, successful new town designed according to New Urbanism.
To what degree should we blame architects for bad placemaking?
In the last seven decades, we've gotten used to the tidiness of master-planned development. In comparison, lot-by-lot development can look messy.
A jaw-dropping example of how building construction culture has degraded, written from the perspective of a non-architect.
The New Urbanism pioneer led a University of Miami program that ran counter to the trends in US architectural education since 1995.
One of the great things starting to happen in cities of all sizes is the redevelopment of neighborhoods lot-by-lot. It’s a phenomenon indicative of a mature development market.
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.
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