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Snapshots from Day One of 2012 CNU Transportation Summit

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Making CNU 21 more accessible

I recently ran across one of the CNU 20 panels on Youtube.  As useful as it was, I'm not sure how many hours I want to spend in front of a computer screen trying to keep my attention on a video presentation.  I started to wonder: is there a way for people to access CNU panels without spend... read more »

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 »