Design

Looking for 50' Lot House Plans

I'm looking to find some house plans that would be appropriate for a 50' lot. A vacant home is my neighborhood (1920s) is being bought and likely torn down and rebuilt. ... read more »

CNU Co-Founder Duany designs housing for displaced Haitians

Architect, planner and CNU Co-founder Andres Duany has designed a prefabricated hous ... read more »

Form Based Code and Recovery of Hydrologic Function in Urbanized Watersheds

We are a research team from Virginia Tech. Our postulates: Building more sustainable cities is a good thing Much new re-development and densification is being based on NU principles ... read more »

New Urbanism: A Community Building, Economically Sensible, and Environmentally Conscious Solution

Isabell Cowles of the Huffington Post's Article entitled "Can New Urbanism Save America?" encapsulates ... read more »

Beloved and Abandoned: A Platting Named Portland - read before Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland

For those coming to the CNU Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland, OR http://www.cnu.org/transportation2009, I'd like to recommend that you read the discussion on Planetizen titled Beloved and Aba ... read more »

CNU's fire code proposals up today in Baltimore; watch the hearings online

BALTIMORE – The International Code Council hearings are an arena in which the (mostly) irresistible force of brevity meets the immovable agenda: hundreds of proposed additions, deletions, correct ... read more »

LEED-ND Dilemma

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project in the Houston region, and we're interested in going for LEED-ND certification. I've run into a problem, however, and I was wondering if anyone had constructive thoughts on what we might be able to do about it. We're land planners primarily, and haven't done any... read more »

Spatial Enclosure Analysis with GIS

I've been using GIS to help analyze spatial enclosure of existing development by using street centerline data and building footprint data. ... read more »

Pulitzer winner doesn't have to look Farr for good urbanism

Not all New Urbanism occurs in greenfields or sprawl mall retrofits. It also occurs in cities, strengthening existing urban fabrics. ... read more »