Design

CNU Legacy project in Russell neighborhood in West Louisville listens to residents, drawing their dreams.
Like the McMansion, the McMain Street attempts to mimic the complex roof massing of many buildings in a single building. Here are ideas on better ways to preserve or create Main Street character.
CNU neighborhood design workshops this week are led by Urban Design Associates, Street Plans Collaborative, Placemakers, and Gresham Smith.
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.