Design

In an area that once suffered in-city freeway blight, this mixed-use housing project creates a beautiful urban streetwall with modern sensibility.
The timeless and artful Plaza La Reina, a new hotel in a transit-oriented Los Angeles neighborhood, shows the impact of a building on a city.
The great Yale lecturer had an impact on movements that are changing the face of communities in the US and beyond.
A tour through the historic area of Savannah, Georgia, yields boundless examples of how to build great places.
The primary task for autonomous vehicles is placemaking, not engineering. If new urbanists don't create a vision for how AVs can support neighborhood life, nobody will.
Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander, and why good urbanism requires good philosophy
A bungalow court consists of a series of small, detached structures, providing multiple units arranged to define a shared court—an important community-enhancing space.
With a mix of local stores below apartments that provide “eyes on the square,” shade trees, and places to sit, a European-style neighborhood square is a place where everyone belongs.
Review of Cities Alive: Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander, and the Roots of the New Urban Renaissance, a book by Michael Mehaffy.
The workers at Caribbean Homes and Exports are not only doing meaningful work, but they also command far more value than if they were at the bottom links of the industrial product chain.
Editor's note: CNU will publish a book, 25 Great Ideas of the New Urbanism, in early October, 2018. The New Urbanism is a design movement toward complete, compact, connected communities—but it is also a generator of ideas that transform...
The first step to good design is avoiding the bad, says Kate Wagner. Why not start with shutter crimes, poor proportions, and clashing architectural references?