Design

Semantics: Redevelopment vs. Regeneration

I received my urban design and planning education in England, which sometimes leads to little, yet awkward, misunderstandings. It has been a slight challenge to get comfortable in the drastic differences between the two planning systems, but mostly I have made peace with the translations. Howeve... read more »

Focus on Sustainable Urbanism

Focus on Sustainable Urbanism will take place in Chicago August 6-15, 2012. The event will be put on by Farr Associates and the Foresight Design Initiative to educate graduate students and professionals about sustainable infrastructure, livable community design, smart growth, and the public realm. D... read more »

High Demand for Transit & the Consequence of Little Supply

What happens when you provide something that everyone wants? ... read more »

A New Urbanist’s Pilgrimage (Part II): Seaside.

After I wallowed in Duany’s crowning achievement for 4 days, I finally headed down the 30A to spend a day where it all started. I of course was aware of Seaside’s legacy, celebration, and the bouts of criticism its endured over the last few decades (even by its own creators.) I kne... read more »

A New Urbanist’s Pilgrimage (Part I): Rosemary Beach.

This Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to go the hotbed of New Urbanism on the 30A coast in the Panhandle of Florida. Of course I was thrilled to finally see what many consider to be the foundation of New Urbanism and the development that catapulted Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) into architectu... read more »

Rue de Rennes Work Complete, Paris

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Philip Bess on Wrigley Field's "Fenway Plan"

CNU member Philip Bess, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Architecture for Notre Dame, shares his thoughts on the "Fenway Plan" as proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field: ... read more »

An Interview with Thomas Dolan, author of Live-Work Planning And Design: Zero-Commute Housing

An interview from Live-Work Planning and Design: Zero-Commute Housing by Thomas Dolan, which will be available in bookstores and online starting this week.From the back cover of the book: ... read more »

Paris Density by Robert Gordon

The city of Paris is often cited by architects and planners as their favorite place to visit. Parisians and visitors alike never tire of walking her narrow, winding streets, with continuous ground level boutiques and cafes. They enjoy the quiet gardens and public places. ... read more »