Planning

CNU XV Blog, Part 12: Duany on cities vs. suburbs

This afternoon, Andres Duany spoke about the relationship between cities and suburbs. ... read more »

Wrestling Again With the Affordability Issue

Does New Urbanism have anything to contribute to national efforts to develop better housing for the less affluent? ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 11: China and India

John Ellis spoke this afternoon on sprawl-producing policies in China and India. Like America in 1900, China has historically suffered from overcrowding. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 9: Panel on comprehensive plans

The CNU panel on comprehensive plans contained two very different perspectives: one on planning for a not-yet-built-out semirural area, and the other on planning for a big city. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 7: Rybczynski speech

Last night at the plenary session, I listened to Witold Rybczynski's keynote speech, which discussed his new book on real estate development (Last Harvest). A few interesting points: ... read more »

Imprint anything but Light at New Initiatives Forum

Tom Low kicked off the New Initiatives Forum today with a newly emerging idea that is quickly gaining traction within the movement--Light Imprint New Urbanism or LINU. ... read more »

Urbanists Roll Up Their Sleeves in Philadelphia's Francisville Neighborhood

A group of more than 100 CNU XV participants left the Loews Hotel early Wednesday morning and boarded the Broad Avenue subway for Francisville for four related "urban labs' where they worked with resi ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 4: BosTroit

At one of the NextGen small group sessions, I heard a wonderful phrase describing what's going on in Philadelphia and some other cities: "BosTroit"- like Boston downtown (i.e. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 3: Nextgen 4

Just finished seeing most of the morning presentations at CNU Nextgen (by Russell Preston and Faith Cable). ... read more »