Featured 202 of the Day: John Nolen’s Lessons for New Urbanism and Beyond

CNU 19 in Madison is next week! Finalize your plans, and pick out your schedule today.

Looking for a tour/202 combo to attend on Wednesday?

Earmark John Nolen's Grand Vision for Madison tour on Wednesday morning at 10:15 am with local Madison historian David Mollenhoff and UW-Madison's Alan Fish. See Nolen's lasting influence and vision for Madison in the flesh.

Then, follow-up the tour with the following 202 session from DPZ associate Tom Low:

John Nolen's Lesson for New Urbanism and Beyond

John Nolen, renowned Town Planner and Landscape Architect, used practical, instructive applications responding to the challenges of the early twentieth century while addressing future needs. Today, we are reaping the results of past planning efforts and facing our own challenges – many of which are remarkably similar to Nolen’s era.

This 202 workshop will:
• Examine Nolen’s original drawings, sketches, and papers including built work, then showcase Nolen’s work and methods of making communities.
• Compare Nolen’s city planning techniques with current projects, and instruct participants on how to successfully apply these techniques today.
• Explore Nolen’s and NU’s design techniques and their influence on the emerging trends in landscape urbanism, and green infrastructure design.
This workshop includes participation by Nolen scholars, leading new urbanists, and experts in landscape and green infrastructure.

Reserve your space today.

Join the discussion.

Join the movement.

See you at CNU 19.


Al Fish

Assisting historian David Mollenhoff is Al Fish who is not just any old Fish. Al will be a source of great side conversations. He served on the Madison School Board, is a former Wisconsin state budget analyst, was Wisconsin football coach Barry Alvarez's right hand man, and most recently an administrator of the building program at the U of Wisconsin.

Al also has a sharp wit to go along with a deep committment to good public policy. As a school board member, he supported a move to redraw attendance boundaries to merge Madison's small south side low income minority neighborhood with Madison West High (the school where profs kids go). At a public hearing, an otherwise very liberal minded UW sociology prof objected to adding new territory and students to his daughter's school. Fish responded, "Ralph, you've just proven that in Madison liberalism is skin deep."

So whether your passion is architecture, planning, politics or college football, Al will be a great guy to sit next to on the bus.


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