CNU’s Project for Code Reform is filling a need for incremental code reform and furthering statewide programs to remove barriers to inclusive communities.
“Ambiguous and composite buildings” solve multiple urban design problems through a flexible approach to building form and architectural language.
New Urbanist places sometimes get the reputation of looking like movie sets, especially some of the well-known developments like Celebration (built by Disney), and Seaside, which did serve as a set for the 1998 film The Truman Show (the filmmakers...
A community should determine what kind of community it wants to be, not unelected DOT engineers.
There is an abundance of in-city highways in the US that need to be demolished, buried, or capped so that neighborhoods can be made whole again.
In a challenging year, CNU hosted a second successful virtual Congress, brought on a new executive director, and made significant advances in programs.


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EPA on water resources and development

Earlier this year EPA released a series of long-awaited publications on water resources and development patterns (see the March 2006 New Urban News...

Vision begins to take shape in Salt Lake

Large-scale new urban community is planned for brownfield site. Sunrise, the first major new urban project planned in the wake of Envision Utah,...

St. Joe Company broke ground in

St. Joe Company broke ground in September on Southwood, a 3,200- acre traditional neighborhood development (TND) project near Tallahassee, Florida.

The Planning and Zoning Committee in Wildwood,

The Planning and Zoning Committee in Wildwood, Missouri, has given preliminary approval to a $35 million, mixed-use development as part of its new...

Great Ideas

25 great ideas of the New Urbanism

The New Urbanism is a design movement toward complete, compact, connected communities—but it is also a generator of ideas that transform the landscape. Communities are shaped by the movement and flow of ideas, and the New Urbanism has been a...