New Urbanism trend

On the New Urbanism trend

Giving New Urbanists a fair shake

Justin Shubow, president of the National Civic Art Society, criticizes the Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster for comparing new urbanists to the Tea Party. 

Elevator speech for New Urbanism

Every advocate of compact neighborhoods should have communications skills and top of the list is the elevator pitch. It should be positive and on the tip of your tongue.

Do you really believe that?

Sprawl retrofit is the fast-food of New Urbanism. It's time to opt-out of the prevailing system, and move on to make the really great alternate system.

A new right hook for New Urbanism

Right field is no longer owned by the pro-sprawl folks.

Top new urbanists: CNU names first class of Fellows

CNU named its inaugural class of Fellows—long-time members who have made significant contributions to the movement.

PlaceMakers’ highlight reel from CNU23

Having just wrapped up what may have been our favorite CNU ever, in Dallas on April 29 through May 2, we want to share some of the ideas that resonated the most with us.

Innovation Districts

Urban Design Associates (UDA) hosted a discussion of Innovation Districts at this year's annual APA Convention, held in Seattle. Innovation Districts are geographic areas in cities where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect. They are compact districts served by transit and they offer mixed-use housing, office, and retail. In a well-attended session, three districts were presented. John Rahaim, Planning Director of San Francisco presented the rapidly emerging South of Market Area in San Francisco.

Charter winners build healthier communities and economies

Top new urban projects for 2015 make a difference in people’s live in the US and around the world.

Top 10 cool things to do at CNU

So many great things will be happening at CNU 23 in Dallas from April 28 through May 2 that we cannot name them all. The following are highlights:

So you're on the fence ...

I’m really excited that CNU 23 will put us in the heart of North Texas and I’m not alone. “Dallas is the city that best represents what’s happening with urbanism across the United States,” notes Jeff Tumlin.

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