Design

The Interface Effect: Good Urbanism Spreads

For those who remember my previous post on Property Value Theory, today I wanted to share a photographic comparison I made between two urban infill projects of similar age here in Houston. ... read more »

Good urbanism and the "starchitects"

There's been a lot of buzz lately about a not-so-friendly exchange between the Project for Public Space's Fred Kent and erudite "star architect ... read more »

Frank Gruber rationally discusses the many urbanisms

Journalist Frank Gruber has a great series of articles up on the Huffington Post entitled "In Search of a Fou ... read more »

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania gives top Commonwealth Award to Looney Ricks Kiss's Florin Hill

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, an organization promoting smart growth policies and development in the state, has announced the winner of its 2009 Charter Awards. ... read more »

Let's lead the paradigm shift in landscape design and bring back ecosystem services

I rode my bike the few blocks down SW 10th Street in Portland to the Pearl District to take in the excitement of First Thursday gallery openings on a warm summer evening. ... read more »

#CNU17 What I Learned at the Meta-Physical Planning Meeting

Architecture is not psychotherapy! That was one of the first points made during the CNU17 session on "Meta-Physical Planning: the World We Want." But the people who took part quickly got into issues of intimacy and spirituality, of masculinity and femininity. But then the conversation moved to the q... read more »

#CNU17 Repairing Sprawl in Just a Few (Easy?) Steps

Even if they stopped building sprawl tomorrow, it will still be with us for decades. "We have to live with it." ... read more »

A Pictograph Tells a 1,000 words: CNU 17 inspired art from Léon Krier

Speaking at CNU 17 will be architect Leon Krier whose building and public space designs integrate vernacular architecture with human scale, and have made him a European innovator. ... read more »

Hank Dittmar talks "Building Beautifully" in New Urbanism 202 course at CNU 17

Hank Dittmar thinks you should attend his New Urbanism 202 class, and he wants you to know why. ... read more »

Ellen Dunham-Jones speaks mall retrofits on NPR

To the tune of Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go to the Mall,” Ellen Dunham-Jones recently spoke abo ... read more »