Design

SNU Congress I

To anyone interested in the first Students for New Urbanism Conference: This post is to notify you about the first Students for New Urbanism Congress to be held this October at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ... read more »

Conventional Beautification in Unconventional Locale

The problems associated with deindustrialization - crime, gangs, unemployment -have occured not just in central cities but also inner-ring suburbs where the post-war boom first expanded to in Southern California. Paramount, California, a stigmatized inner-ring suburb southeast of Los Angeles, is cur... read more »

Ask CNU: What's the Transect?

Today in Ask CNU, Matt from Dayton asks: "I'm doing research on urban tier classifications for an upcoming regional plan. Where can I find out more about The Transect?" The Urban-to-Rural Transect is a tool for understanding and planning urban development devised by Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ). Its ma... read more »

Picture of Soon to be Destroyed Downtown Camden County Jail, the 2nd Prison Slated to Go.

See the context of downtown area of Camden where jail resides, across the street from Walt Whitman's House, a National Landmark http://www.camdennewjersey.org/walt_whitman_and_mickle_blvd__camden,_n ... read more »

Campbells Soup $100 Million Single Use Campus Plan Available Online

To VIEW plans go to: www.abcimaging.com LOGIN: CNUguest PASSWORD: blueprint DIVISION: ( FROM DROP-DOWN LIST): "PLAN ROOM" CLICK: "SIGN IN" THE FILES ARE IN THE CNU FOLDER INSIDE THE PLAN ROOM ... read more »

Robert A. M. Stern's provocative address to CNU XV now available online

The office of Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA, has posted the full text of his address to CNU XV last week in Philadelphia. ... read more »

CNU XV Days 4 & 5: Follow the Congress as It Happens

Saturday sessions at the 15th annual CNU Congress kicked off with the morning plenary presentation of the much-admired Swedish architect Kjell Forshed, who contributed so much to the design of the cri ... read more »

"Why Do Our Buildings Look Like Crap?"

That surely gets the prize for the most provocative session title at CNU XV. ... read more »

Charter Awardees take honors

Some photos from the 2007 Charter Awards ceremony on Friday. ... read more »

Something Even Worse Than a Cul-de-Sac Subdivision

What a surprise. It turns out that from a New Urbanist perspective, there is something worse than the cul-de-sac subdivision that leaves all its inhabitants dependent on their cars. ... read more »