Design

Taking it to the Street

Our studio was recently included in APA's Planning Magazine for our Field Trips and what we have learned from them. ... read more »

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 »