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Mayberry: Is Small Town America a Myth?

It's true that the American icon of Mayberry was well before my time, but as a native North Carolinian it certainly has been indoctrinated into my personal culture and maybe even identity. Fictional Mayberry, North Carolina was in almost every American's living room for nearly a decade, and many mor... read more »

Congress Review: Rainwater Speed Presentation Night

Here's a recap of the Rainwater-in-Context Speed Presentation at CNU 20. CNU members cruised through a variety of topics in our Rainwater-in-Context initiative in in just over an hour. New urbanists discuss how to capture and better utilize one of our important natural resource.   Present... read more »

Semantics: Redevelopment vs. Regeneration

I received my urban design and planning education in England, which sometimes leads to little, yet awkward, misunderstandings. It has been a slight challenge to get comfortable in the drastic differences between the two planning systems, but mostly I have made peace with the translations. Howeve... read more »

A New Urbanist’s Pilgrimage (Part II): Seaside.

After I wallowed in Duany’s crowning achievement for 4 days, I finally headed down the 30A to spend a day where it all started. I of course was aware of Seaside’s legacy, celebration, and the bouts of criticism its endured over the last few decades (even by its own creators.) I kne... 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 »

Joel Kotkin's New Geography Celebrates CNU 20

Winter Park, FL author Richard Reep, a writer for Joel Kotkin's New Geography website, came to CNU 20 to critically examine the "excellent accomplishments of CNU20 attendees: a credible car/pedestrian strategy, some fine looking new communities, and perhaps best of all, a body of hard-won knowledg... read more »

Watch Richard Florida's CNU 20 Friday Night Plenary

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Watch First + Main's Two-Part Series "CNU 20: Confessions" and "CNU 20: Dreams"

CNU20 Dreams from First+Main Media on Vimeo. ... read more »

What's your balloon story?

What's your balloon story? Share your CNU 20 Open Source Congress ideas now. ... read more »

WATCH Live: Looking Forward: New Urbanism and the New World

As we enter CNU's third decade, economic, political, and environmental conditions pose serious challenges for the built and natural environment, as well as New Urbanist practice. Andres Duany will present the 21st century crises that call for New Urbanists to adapt, including slow development, the p... read more »