New Urbanism trend

On the New Urbanism trend

Build a Better Burb becomes part of CNU

With its expertise on suburbs and their physical layouts, CNU is a perfect organization to carry Build a Better Burb forward.

Meet Me At The Corner

Summers Corner, a new village being developed by WestRock, just north of Summerville, SC may provide a model for how new communities can become part of a continuum of regional settlement patterns that are deeply connected to the environment - both natural and cultural. This remarkable effort connects distinctive regional building traditions to today's context of rapidly changing digital economies and working methods. The stated goals include responsible management of natural environments, re-connecting individuals and families to a garden ethicand fostering daily social connectivity that enhances our quality of life. These goals are dramatically shaping the character of this emerging place. Saturday marked the official launch for the initial neighborhoods in Summers Corner. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful opening day with events on the Commons and visits to new houses in the Gardenwall neighborhood. The Corner House, a neighborhood bistro and meeting hall designed by UDA, hosted hundreds of people with an amazing range of unique, delicious goodies in the cafe as well as activities for families and kids.

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.

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