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Summer Studio in Italy Makes the News in Sicily

The University of Miami urban design studio in Italy began in Rome with Professor Jaime Correa where students proposed renovations of seven different sites located in the historic core of the city. These sites presented the studio with opportunities to build upon Rome’s legacy in design, building and space-making. By adding certain building types, street furniture, lighting, pavement, materials and new uses, the proposed designs improve the life and physical environment of the sites. The sites included the Piazza Americo Capponi, Piazza di San Salvatore in Lauro, Largo Febo and Piazza Lancelloti.

NCI Charrette System Training January 19-21, 2015

This 3-day training illustrates the capability of the NCI Charrette System™ for all aspects of community planning. Participants learn the practical NCI Charrette System™ skills, tools and techniques through new interactive, hands-on exercises practiced on four case study types: Sustainable community planning, Regional/comprehensive planning, Transportation/infrastructure planning and Transit oriented development planning.

New Urbanism Online course offered by University of Miami School of Architecture

Looking for an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of New Urbanism? You can learn at your own pace, on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world, with The Principles and Practice of New Urbanism.

Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) at the University of Miami offered

The Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) at the University of Miami is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that combines the fundamentals of real estate development with livable community planning and design.

Plater-Zyberk steps down as Miami dean

 The New Urbanism pioneer led a University of Miami program that ran counter to the trends in US architectural education since 1995. 

A great Duany presentation

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.

Limiting density hurts low-income education

A Brookings study makes the case that zoning restrictions are to blame for housing price inequality and lower test scores of low-income students.

Changing land-use and development culture

A new approach to the built environment requires comprehensive education on the part of regulators and land-use professionals, so that plans don’t just sit on the shelf. Like many aspects of Plan El Paso, the city has gone the extra mile in this area.

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