Sustainable Sites and LEED-ND

Description:  This session compared and contrasted how the LEED® - Neighborhood Development rating system and ASLA Sustainable Sites Initiative strive to encourage sustainble approaches to the way we plan and develop site infrastructure and open spa... read more »

New Urbanism and Our Water Supplies: The Challenges and Opportunities

Description:  Community design affects the quality of local water resources, demand for water, and cost of water infrastructure. This session linked the basic relationships that bind water resources and site, neighborhood, and community design decisi... read more »

The Convenient Truth: Cities and Sustainability

Description:  The relationship between cities and climate change seems little understood, even as the world awakens to global warming and exploding urban populations. New Urbanism must show that compact connected cities and suburbs with efficient bui... read more »

Transportation Networks

Description:  This session will offer insights into myths, challenges, and rays of light associated with the complex subject of transportation network planning. It will highlight both the British and American perspectives on networks. Breakout group... read more »

The Urbanism of the Large, Larger, Largest Buildings

Description:  Big box retail stores, university buildings, hospital campuses, "mega-churches" and sports stadiums are all affecting development patterns within our cities, towns, neighborhoods, blocks and streets. The immense presence of these speci... read more »

Green Council Working Session

Description:  Saturday, April 5, 2008 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM As a follow-up to the Green Council held in Alexandria, Va., this working session builds on work laid at this historic event. John Norquist presents a slideshow documenting how urbanism is a co... read more »

Right-Sizing Parking for TODs and Mixed-Use

Description:  The biggest challenge in a Transit-Oriented Development is getting the parking right. New national research proves what has been intuitively obvious: TODs are over-parked. Reducing parking to match actual performance has big implicatio... read more »

Gimme Shelter: Housing in Developing Countries

Description:  In many developing countries, unreliable infrastructure, economics, and societal needs mandate the basic principles of mixed-use new urbanism. However, scarce land, exorbitant land prices, and fear of appearing "backward" force develop... read more »

Value Capture Through TOD and Form-Based Codes

Description:  Transit-Oriented Developments can harness substantial value. Value capture has become critical to the symbiosis of transportation infrastructure and the projects that make TODs thrive. Success in places like Denver, Colorado, Dallas an... read more »

Learning from the Booming Region

Description:  As our regions grow at astounding rates, we look to the past, present, and future of regional planning for lessons learned across the country. This session explored strategies for successful transportation, housing, and environmental p... read more »