University builds a transformative development in an area that hasn't seen much investment in recent decades.
Crosstown Concourse, the redevelopment of a 1.3 million square foot former Sears distribution center that sat empty for decades among run-down Memphis neighborhoods, won the Grand Prize in CNU’s 17th annual Charter Awards, announced in Savannah,...
This is the second in a series of ten essays that present innovative techniques for designing and repairing a corporate or university campus. These tools combine New Urbanist principles with Alexandrian design methods. Even though Christopher...
New Urbanists traveled to #CNU26 in ways that express their values
Catalytic development takes place where strategic, integrated investments are made in a concentrated, walkable urban area.
An entertaining book outlines how ordinary citizens can rebuild cities without the help or hindrance of big developers, big finance, and government bureaucrats.


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Walkable Tyson's Corner? Over VDOT's dead streetscape

The forces favoring walkable urbanism — including, transit, planners, and the real estate market — appear to be in a battle with Virginia Department...

Univ. of Miami School of Architecture holds Capstone Workshop in the Little Santo Domingo

The School of Architecture’s tradition of community outreach continues through the Capstone Workshop held in the Little Santo Domingo area of...

Large scale TNDs proposed by universities

Mixed-use research and academic communities in the form of traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are among the latest design challenges facing...

A bike, a basket, and a bungee cord: Washington's new mobility option

Capital Bikeshare, an ambitious new bike-sharing program, is placing 1,100 bicycles at 114 locations in the District of Columbia and Arlington,...

Great Ideas

New urban design for an African village

The principles of neighborhood structure and buildings that relate positively to public space resonate with traditional Zulu culture and village geography.