Design

Taking the Alternative Route to Redevelopment: Lyndale Gardens in Richfield, Minnesota

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Walking Places

Old San Juan. An exceptional quarter mile. ... read more »

Wouldn't It Be Neat If This Golf Course Was Permaculture Design Instead? Windsor, FL vs. Serenbe, GA

I took a trip to the CNU planned and designed community called Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida.  It was the nicest and most well-planned community that I have ever witnessed personally.  The Anglo-Caribbean architecture of most of the residences is very unique.  The parks and lawns are... read more »

Playa Coronado, Panama: The Perfect Place For A New Urbanist Community?

There are several characteristics of the town of Playa Coronado, Panama that I noticed while I was there, that may make it the perfect place for a walkable mixed-use New Urbanist community.   The first and most obvious reason, in my opinion, is the gorgeous white and black sand beach. Notice ho... read more »

Oscar Niemeyer 1907- 2012

Oscar Niemeyer, one of the leading 20th century Modernist architects died December 5th. What should urbanists make of him and his career? His curvaceous buildings gave his version of modernism a Brazilian style in contrast to the stark simplicity of le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Like Corbu, Ni... read more »

Tom Beeby wins the 2013 Driehaus Prize

Chicago architect Thomas Beeby is the 2013 Driehaus Prize winner. Beeby has a large portfolio of projects, many actually built, including the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. Beeby served as Director of the Architecture program at U. of Ill. Chicago from 1980-85 and as Dean of the Architecture ... read more »

Pavement to Parks - "The Park-Mart" - A Case for Place

Happy Thanksgiving, and there is still much to be thankful for. We give thanks to our blessings, and with kindred spirits we move foward in the hopes of making our lives a little better for us and those around us. To better places, better streets, better cities, towns, and neighborhoods. ... read more »

Amish Country: Just How Fast are Amish Communities Growing?

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Making Changes at the Core: Transforming Vancouver, Canada’s Viaduct System

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A City Center for the People: Athens, Greece

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts ... read more »