great ideas

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.
A new book by CNU focuses on 25 great ideas that are transforming America’s built environment.
Reducing state and federal infrastructure costs while boosting local economies by strengthening urban places is a win-win from in-city freeway transformation.
Editor's note: 25 Great Ideas of the New Urbanism is now a book, published by CNU. Download it for free here. The New Urbanism is a design movement toward complete, compact, connected communities—but it is also a generator of ideas that...
Market and local government support for new urbanist values is rising and that is changing the planning mindset in many regions.
Hamburg New York
Building thoroughfares as places of beauty and social interaction requires a context-based approach to design.
CityWest in Cincinnati
Public housing in the form of complete or partial neighborhoods started with HOPE VI and became standard practice, impacting the lives of people in cities and towns across America.
Leon Krier diagram
More and more people are appreciating that architecture and urban design of streets and public spaces have the power to connect, engage, and inspire all of us.
From coast to coast and in middle America, more sensible parking policies are taking hold and may be the quickest path to urban revitalization.
Lean Urbanism seeks to bring common sense back into the planning and development process—because great neighborhoods are built with many hands, often in small increments.
A leaner, lighter approach to infrastucture is more cost-effective, sustainable, and livable—an idea worth considering for America in National Infrastructure Week.
New urban codes have allowed cities and towns to code for complete neighborhoods and public spaces as shared-use places.