The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides grants to mid-career professionals in the careers of historic preservation, design related fields, and architectural history. The Fitch Foundation is asking for proposals by September 15, 2012.
John Norquist recently wrote an article for Urban Milwaukee about the proposed demolition of the almost historic Sydney Hih building.
The Sydney Hih buildings are located in northern downtown Milwaukee. The buildings were erected in 1876 and later purchased by attorney Sydney Eisenberg, who planned was to create an artist community. Throughout its history, the set of buildings have been home to a multitude of artists.
Nickolai Group is Selected as Exclusive Agent for Woodbury Village, a 130 Acre Transit-Oriented Development SiteSubmitted by kapoppel on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 1:33pm
The Nickolai Group at Prudential Douglas Elliman has been awarded the title of exclusive listing agent for the largest transit oriented development in New York- Woodbury Village. Woodbury is a 130 acre site located between to the New York Thruway (I-87,) Conrail, Route 17M, and Averill Avenue. The site is designated as mixed-use; there are plans to include office, retail, and multi-family developments, including a hotel, entertainment venues, community space, and parks and recreation space. A specific portion of the site must remain as vacant land.
The following is a press release from The Serenbe Institute, a 1,000 acre sustainable community located near Atlanta:
Brent Toderian is the former Chief City Planner of Vancouver, President of Toderian UrbanWORKs in Vancouver, and serves on CNU's Highway to Boulevard Advisory Committee. The following videos focus on the transportation aspect, especially, but not limited to, biking, of designing a city.
How Walking and Biking Add Value to Your Community and Change the System: An Interview with John NorquistSubmitted by kapoppel on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 4:04pm
Project for Public Spaces interviews CNU's own John Norquist this week about 'what urbanists need to learn,' the role of decision makers in terms of transportation, and the upcoming CNU 2012 Transportation Summit. Norquist is the keynote speaker at Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place conference set for September 9-10 in Long Beach, California.
Summer is in full swing. Before heading to the beach, grab one of the below books, and get a headstart on learning about some of the historical forces behind CNU 21's host city, Salt Lake City. Click on the covers below for more info on each title.
CNU 21 Summer Reads
TED's City 2.0 focuses on stories, actions, and more from citizens and organizations all over the world for the betterment of the 'future city.' These provide as an inspiration for others. Recently, CNU was named as a top resource for the City 2.0 project, promoting the making of cities into 'better, more efficient, and more resilient.'
We are honored to be listed among the City 2.0's resources.
Visit TED's City 2.0 to read more.
“We get to pull the lens back far enough to have an opportunity to make the place more prosperous and a nicer place to live." Victor Dover (Miami Herald)