Design

A book review of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl.
Urban planner Emily Talen tells the history of the neighborhood, why it became a controversial topic, and how the “everyday neighborhood” could help a diverse America come together.
Background buildings don't need to be ugly or use pointless variety in the “break-up-the-box” style.
Iconic dragons, symbols of London, cannot slay the onslaught of hubristic architects and developers.
This is part 3 of a series on retrofitting urban patterns to create more resilient places where decentralized capital can flourish. A key step in that direction would be a specific kind of community planning exercise.
Review of Daniel Solomon's book, Housing and the City: Love versus Hope, Schiffer Publishing, 192 pp., $45 hardcover.
As a new urbanist practicing planner who occasionally teaches undergraduate urban studies courses, I am looking forward to using CNU’s new book, 25 Great Ideas of New Urbanism, in my next course.
The 19th annual awards will feature a new category, "Emerging Projects," in addition to all outstanding work that fulfills the goals of the Charter of the New Urbanism.
For all its beautiful urbanism and high-quality transit, which America should emulate, Europe is behind the US in the understanding of charrettes, developers-as-town-founders, form-based coding, the Transect, and other new urban ideas.
A multidisciplinary group with potential influence on and understanding of the built environment, new urbanists were uniquely positioned to push back effectively against the status quo.
A new book by CNU focuses on 25 great ideas that are transforming America’s built environment.
The well-known Panhandle beach town offers an early case study in frugal environmental design.