Placemaking is not a design endeavor. Or a business proposition. Or a public health pursuit. Or an equity concern. Or an avenue for culture and the arts. It’s all of these things.
Creating holistic neighborhoods from scratch was one of the first and still effective strategies of the New Urbanism.
City as Platform is more than a tour, and more than just a conference session—it is a hands-on, collaborative learning experience in the field.
Normal, walkable streets are under attack in Celebration, Florida. The battle threatens your neighborhood, wherever you live.
Rose's latest book "is an urgent call to re-evaluate the theory and practice of city-making"
Increasingly in demand today, missing middle housing forms the backbone of the quintessential American neighborhood.
“We know what the appliance is…. now we need to find plugs to connect it to the existing power grids.” Christopher Alexander
Transit-oriented development links transportation and land use—providing people with maximum choice in how to get around by intensifying activities near transit nodes with high quality public space.
This drawing offers a lot of information for the maintenance of healthy street trees, which are critical to urbanism. A rule of thumb is that tree roots will not penetrate soils compacted to greater than 85 percent. Most concrete sidewalk specs call...
"The prime ingredient of urbanism is really public space and the public realm. So the urban plan comes first and the building second."
Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, is a pioneering example of New Urbanism in a sprawling, Sunbelt city.
In order to get good streets, you have to think beyond any single street—an idea that is at the core of New Urbanism. Dendritic networks lead to fragmented and dispersed land uses.