New Urbanism

Proteus - New Urbanism Ideas From and For the Middle East

What could possibly have taken me to Salt Lake City (SLC) in Utah, United States? Shock put to rest: it was the 21st Congress for New Urbanism (CNU 21), which was held there from May 28th till June 1st. Dozens of experts in and even just supporters (like yours truly) of New Urbanism gathered in such... read more »

Grady Clay 1916 - 2013

Grady Clay’s lifetime passion for journalism has strengthened the collective image of the urban landscape. He was editor of Landscape Architecture magazine from 1960 through 1985 and also worked as urban affairs editor for the Louisville Courier-Post and authored the book Close-Up: How to Read th... read more »

Fresh Water: Florida's Increasingly Scarce Resource

Fresh water is something that is generally not thought about, or at the very least taken for granted, by the typical Florida resident.  But where does Florida's fresh water actually come from?  Well, the answer to this question is that most of Florida's fresh water comes from either the un... read more »

Serenbe Institute Awarded an Our Town Grant from the NEA

The following is a press release from The Serenbe Institute, a 1,000 acre sustainable community located near Atlanta:   ... read more »

Southeast Florida Creates a Plan for Sustainable Development Using New Urbanism Principles

“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) ... read more »

A New Urbanist’s Pilgrimage (Part I): Rosemary Beach.

This Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to go the hotbed of New Urbanism on the 30A coast in the Panhandle of Florida. Of course I was thrilled to finally see what many consider to be the foundation of New Urbanism and the development that catapulted Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) into architectu... read more »

Why I brag about CNU

In my recent move to a new employer (Olsson Associates, for those of you curious), I highlighted my years of involvement with CNU as a key positive. Why do I do this? What's special about CNU, compared to other professional organizations like AIA, APA, or even ULI? ... read more »

A New Country within an Old Country?

The following is a guest post from renowned architect Leonardo Fajngold, of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fajngold writes of the virtues of urbanism and the opportunities within the current crisis to reorient placemaking towards long-lasting and equitable utility. ... read more »

New Urban Mom

One of the great benefits of New Urbanism is how its design principles foster greater community engagement and conversation. A wonderful site from Sharon McMillan, http://newurbanmom.com, illustrates this tenet in action. ... read more »

Town Centers are the New Death Panels

New urbanism is getting the attention and ire of tea partiers, at least according to this recent article in Grist. Apparently development that saves on public resources is somehow anti-American. New urbanism - it just performs better. ... read more »