New Urbanism trend

On the New Urbanism trend

The long view: A look back at Harbor Town's first 25 years

As recently as 1988, Harbor Town was a scrubby sandbar in the Mississippi River. Today, it’s a thriving community of over 3,000 people, a haven for cyclists and pedestrians, and a test tube for city planners. What can Memphis learn from this neo-traditional neighborhood in the shadow of downtown?

Developer Henry Turley enlisted the architectural services of Baltimore’s RKTL and Memphis’s Looney Ricks Kiss. Together, they developed a land plan for the neighborhood, as well as a picture book that laid out simple “do this, don’t do this” instructions for home builders.

Call for Submissions: The 2015 CNU Charter Awards

In 2015, the Charter Awards will affirm great design’s links to a better quality of life.

Zimmerman and Volk win Seaside Prize

"Todd and Laurie's impact on the success of New Urbanism has been enormous,” said Frank Starkey, chairman of the board of the Seaside Institute.

The magic of film and urbanism converge in LA

The second annual New Urbanism Film Festival will take place on November 6-9 at the ACME Theater in Los Angeles. 

Worth a read: Highlights from CNU

The 22nd annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism took place in Buffalo in early June. Here's a sampling of a treasure trove of observations over four days.

Charter Awards honor wide variety of projects

A form-based code and affordable transit-oriented development tie for Grand Prize in CNU annual design awards.

Placemaking begins and ends with the people

The secret of success for urbanists is to listen more and strive to connect with the folks that we serve.

New Urbanism’s impact on mid-sized and smaller cities

Birmingham, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; and others that adopted a new urban approach 15 or 20 years ago have transformed themselves.

The health of cities depends on place-based development more than big projects

Cities take a physical form that either supports or is stressful to people outside of a moving vehicle or building. Rybczynski, in his critique of New Urbanism, forgets that lesson.

Richards will lead CNU: 'We are at a tipping point'

Partnerships are key to advancing the urban placemaking agenda, says Lynn Richards, who will take over as President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism on July 1.

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