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CNU 19 is creating news in Madison and around the world. Here you'll find a brief review of some recent coverage: Via "For the Record," courtesy of Madison's WISC-TV:
What's New: Madison Hosts the Congress for the New Urbanism May 2011 Issue "In a lot of ways Madison was new urban before new urban was cool. Duany and Marshall Erdmann’s Middleton Hills aside, we’ve got Monroe Street, Willy Street and John Nolen’s legacy as it lives on today. We’ve got Jeff Rosenberg and David Simon’s great work with Veridian Homes and, most important, we are right on the cusp of some of the biggest and most promising developments in a generation: the Capitol East District project, Metcalfe’s Nolen Project and Central Park. What a great time to welcome into our community some of the best planning minds in the world to give us a little feedback and constructive criticism on where we’re headed." Read the whole post here.
Madison in the National Spotlight January 25, 2011 “Believe or not, Madison will attract national attention this year, and none of that attention will have anything to do with a Badger sporting event. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of academicians and business people alike, the Capital City will welcome two national conferences for the first time in 2011: the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) National Conference and the 19th Congress for the New Urbanism." Read the whole post here.
Via The Cap Times:
Madison360: Zoning code rewrite? Yes, but read on anyway November 4, 2010 “Decades after Nolen, around 1970, came pedestrian-unfriendly development around the big shopping malls on the city’s periphery under a zoning code that seemed to embrace suburban sprawl. Today, the trend countering that sprawl is urbanism, a cause that generally refers to reviving the “lost art of place-making” and promoting compact, walkable cities. A leading national promoter of the effort is John Norquist, president of the Chicago-based Congress for New Urbanism. Norquist is bringing a prestigious annual conference to the Monona Terrace Convention Center for four days next June." Read the whole post here.
Via Madison Magazine:
Designing a New Urbanism October, 2010 “All across America people are asking for more ecologically efficient products and homes, and government and business are responding. But some say this is just the beginning of a sea change in the way we live, work and play, and that the next big ideas on how to reduce our impact on the environment will incorporate entire neighborhoods and other large-scale urban areas, rather than the current model of singular private or public initiative." Read the whole post here.
Madison & New Urbanism September 23, 2010 “Next June Madison will host a meeting of the most prominent city planners, architects, designers, developers, academics and people who love cities. [...] But it get's under way next Thursday, when CNU leaders and the Madison executive team welcome architect and urban planner Doug Farr back to Madison. Farr knows our city, and his last speech here a couple of years ago drew hundreds. This one is free and open to the public at 6 p-m on September 30th. He'll be talking about creating greater choice-filled, sustainable communities. Feel free to join the conversation and get ready for next year's big event." Read the whole post here.