Can New Urbanism Capture the Market for Modernism?

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6/2/06 11:30am-12:30pm

Despite the Charter's statement that the seamless linkage of buildings to their surroundings transcends issues of architectural style, there have been many debates about the role of modernism within new urbanism. These debates have a renewed urgency in the face of a rapidly growing market for "hip" urban housing and 24-hour lifestyles on the one hand and form-based codes that are increasingly stylistically prescriptive on the other. Panelists discuss these trends and strategies for good, urban, modern buildings, how to mix them with traditional buildings, and how to code for stylistic diversity and evolution.
Presentation by: Walter Chatham, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Jeff Speck, John "Kiki" Wallace
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