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Their Brilliant Kriers
Pioneering urbanists LEon and Rob Krier share insights as
their rare joint appearance at CNU 17 approaches
Born in Luxemburg, the brothers witnessed their
hometown devastated by poor planning decisions and low-grade
buildings, leading them to study the root causes of non-contextual
developments. Embracing the principles and techniques of traditional
architecture and urbanism, they both have rigorously documented
urban places and elements of architecture, sharing this body
of knowledge through numerous drawings and ideograms.
Incorporating the lessons learned and respecting the history
and culture of the regions where they work, they have produced
a canonical oeuvre, with Léon winning deserved fame for designing
Poundbury for HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall
and Rob seeing a number of the towns he's designed primarily
in the Netherlands come into finely crafted existence.
With their rare joint appearance in an intimate CNU 17 advanced
202 session fast approaching — along with individual breakout
sessions featuring each of them and their work — Léon Krier
fielded a set of questions from architect and CNU board member
Dhiru Thadani. During the interview, Krier produced a set
of his famed pictograms for the occasion. Rob, who will be
honored with a CNU Athena award for lifetime achievement (joining
Léon and a distinguished group of urbanists) also supplied
a few responses.
Read Dhiru Thadani's
interview with the Kriers and see the new pictograms.
to see the Kriers at their Congress breakout session or special
JUST ANnounced: Be There to Help Evolve a New, New Urbanism
DPZ invites you to a special Wednesday session on Settlements
for the 21st Century—FREE TO THE NEXT 75 PEOPLE WHO REGISTER
At this year's Congress, for the first time, Duany Plater-Zyberk
is opening the doors to a special edition of its much-anticipated
annual "Meet" — the stimulating all-day event where
leaders from the firm present and invite discussion about
their latest work on in-house initiatives addressing cutting
The regular "Meet" will still occur a few days
before the Congress but then on Wednesday, June 10th in Denver,
the same presenters will share the stage in Denver to present
on the same topics and start a discussion with a wider group
of urbanists, including you. Because the techniques this year
are of general importance and urgency — addressing our "overlapping"
economic, environmental and social crises — the firm thought
that they should be made available simultaneously to anyone
Sharing the latest strategies from one of the most influential
firms in urbanism, the event is $50 but CNU and DPZ will waive
this session fee for the next 75 people to sign up to attend
at least four days of the Congress. Register now for CNU 17
(and then use your CNU 17 confirmation number for free registration
at the DPZ event) to be sure you have a seat at this partner
event, "Settlements for the 21st Century." It's
a fitting start to a Congress designed to help urbanists adapt
their strategies to a changed planning and development landscape.
CNU 17: Your Continuing education Headquarters
Many, Many sessions and tours now qualify for aiCP and AIA
More sessions at this year’s Congress for the
New Urbanism are receiving AIA and AICP accreditation than
ever before, providing attendees with additional opportunities
to pursue two of the most coveted certifications for architects
and planners. Late last week, APA notified CNU that 102 CNU
17 sessions or tours are now approved for AICP CM credits.
AIA has approved 20 sessions and that number is growing daily.
are being updated regularly to reflect the latest approvals.
“Taking place June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado, the 17th
Congress for the New Urbanism is built to help you benefit
from all the new urbanist advantages — learn how to make communities
more walkable, more energy efficient, more enduring, and more
livable just as demographic and cultural changes swing demand
in our direction.
Plus...ten top learning opportunities from NU 202s
Don't miss our in-depth up-close seminars with the experts
Read all about them here.
And don't miss the early-bird advantage — just three more
Registration for CNU 17 will never be lower than it is between
now and this Friday, when the early registration period ends.
If you're an individual professional member, registering now
will save you $80. For the full package (including party and
three ticketed events including 202s, tours, and Experiences),
your amount saved is $120. Elected officials, non-profit employees,
international attendees, and students save considerably too.
When CNU participants register early, CNU can more efficiently
plan for the amount of space, breakfast food, coffee and other
resources needed. So do yourself and CNU a favor, register
now, or at least by the May 8th deadline.