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.
Connecting competence to organized support is key to reversing the Sisyphean cycle of urban placemaking.
Some are surprised that Robert A.M. Stern has been invited back to CNU — the last time he addressed the gathering, he attacked his host. But that's actually the CNU way.
Part two of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents
Part one of a review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents
Incumbent President/CEO John Norquist is scheduled to step down in mid-2014. The Congress for the New Urbanism seeks candidates with the hope of announcing his successor at CNU 22 in Buffalo.
Norquist spearheaded campaigns for highway removal, federal reform of housing policy and walkable communities.
This isn’t an either/or situation. New Urbanism and Smart Growth can continue to shelter the top-down academic while simultaneously championing the bottom-up DIYer. Just expand the tent.
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.
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