Andrés Duany led off Thursday morning at CNU21 by laying out a far-ranging view of what the near future needs to look like, and what we can do to get there.
John Norquist likened congestion to cholesterol: in the same way that the body needs some cholesterol to be alive, congestion is a similar indication of a vibrant downtown.
The critique surrounding this project is indicative of the declining status of contemporary ‘Starchitecture’ in our national discourse.
We continue to need, as Jane Jacobs pointed out fully a half century ago, a fluid network of walkable urbanism, as little cut apart as possible by large interruptions.
A term used by modernists and landscape urbanists, "urban acupuncture" bears some similaries to the new urbanist concept of Tactical Urbanism.
In their first substantive dialog, landscape urbanist Charles Waldheim and new urbanist Andres Duany reveal that the issue is less about sprawl than what lies beyond everybody’s front door: The street.
The elevated rail line that's been converted into New York's most talked-about linear park has generated about 12,000 jobs and $2 billion in private investment.
There can be no good idea that lasts for long outside of New Urbanism, because New Urbanism will steal it and massage it into the movement’s evolving package of potential solutions for bad ideas.
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The second section of New York's energizing High Line park will open next month, but it's unlikely to be a model widely followed by cities across the country.
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