• CNU 25: Highlights from the silver anniversary

    Fourteen hundred top land-use professionals, public officials, and citizens gathered in Seattle last week to discuss the future of cities.
    Last week was the 25th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Seattle, where 1,400 city planners, architects, developers, economists, and mayors from around the world gathered to discuss the future of cities. Hosted in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute , comprised of an additional 6,000...Read more
  • CNU 24.Detroit City As Platform - Brick & Beam

    City as Platform: More than a Tour

    City as Platform is more than a tour, and more than just a conference session—it is a hands-on, collaborative learning experience in the field.
    First debuted at CNU 24 in Detroit, City as Platform will make an encore appearance at CNU 25.Seattle on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Thanks to the support of over 30 Seattle-based organizations and our local host committee, Congress attendees can join local organizations and community leaders for a day...Read more
  • Great idea: Multidisciplinary design charrette

    A time-compressed design process that gathers all of the stakeholders and practitioners together has great potential for creating more holistic communities, experts say.
    In celebration of the upcoming CNU 25.Seattle , Public Square is running the series 25 Great Ideas of the New Urbanism. These ideas have been shaped by new urbanists and continue to influence cities, towns, and suburbs. The series is meant to inspire and challenge those working toward complete...Read more
  • Public space, identity politics, and civic collaboration

    All politics is local—and to that we could add, all politics is rooted in the public spaces we share at the local level.
    American new urbanists are famously cross-partisan. Former CNU president John Norquist was a Democratic mayor of Milwaukee Wisconsin, and former board member Mike Krusee was a Republican Texas legislator. You can find a New Urbanism page on The American Conservative website, and another one on The...Read more