This is an indispensable in-depth primer on the history, principles, and concepts of New Urbanism as explained by Andres Duany, one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism. The course provides a detailed introduction to the New Urbanism in theory and practice. The course covers form-based codes, transportation and TOD planning, and the Transect, in a humorous and fascinating way.
Andres Duany along with his Partner Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, has been a founding partner of two very influential architecture firms: Arquitectonica and Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. With the latter firm, he has designed more than 140 new towns, inner city neighborhoods and urban cores. He has co-authored The Lexicon of the New Urbanism, Suburban Nation, The New Civic Art and The Smartcode Manual. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, and has been visiting professor at many other universities.
Andres Duany entices you to take a closer look at the Smart Code Manual as he describes its urgent relevance, simplicity of use and planning flexibility. The SmartCode is a model transect-based planning and zoning document based on environmental analysis. It addresses all scales of planning, from the region to the community to the block and building. The template is intended for local calibration to your town or neighborhood.