Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Coding New York City

daughterinNYC

daughterinNYC
Exciting things are happening in New York City today – changes to streetscapes, new pedestrian and civic spaces, new mixed-use projects. What led to them?  Join us for a historic 2001 panel discussion with leading urbanists, architects and planners, discussing coding strategies for New York and other great cities. This is an important discussion for planners, architects, developers, engineers, environmentalists, and citizens who want to understand the implementation of codes in high-density cities.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Coding Modernism

lasvegaskyline

lasvegaskyline
The Charter of the New Urbanism is deliberately style-neutral regarding architecture:  “Individual architectural projects should be seamlessly linked to their surroundings. This issue transcends style.”  What does this mean for specific projects?  In particular, how can the modernist emphasis on individuality and creativity be reconciled with the need for a coherent public realm?  Three of New Urbanism’s most articulate theorists and practitioners discuss how codes can permit diversity of stylistic expression, while preserving a functional public realm and quality of place.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Multi-Generational Demand for Urbanism

family

family
Today’s powerful demographic forces are shaping new trends in housing choices. Retiring boomers are abandoning their “McMansions” in the suburbs, while younger generations are seeking affordable starter homes.  In both cases they are fueling new demand for centrally located urban neighborhoods.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Andres Duany on the Transect

shoreline

shoreline
The Transect, says leading theorist and practitioner Andres Duany, is "the currency for negotiating the human place in nature."  As such, it represents a breakthrough in the integration of urban and ecological sustainability. In this seminal lecture, Duany outlines the principles and applications of this important and widely-used new planning tool.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Tour Inside Seaside

beach path

beach path
Seaside, Florida has become an icon of New Urbanism – and a misunderstood stereotype.  Seaside almost single-handedly launched New Urbanism, revived local vernacular building traditions, and showed that traditional urbanism can be employed successfully to create livable, walkable streets and squares.  Get beyond the misconceptions to see Seaside’s real accomplishments and lessons learned, in this 1997 insider tour with planner Andres Duany and developer Robert Davis.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Introduction to the New Urbanism

andres duanyThis 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.

duany 2

duany 2
After the 2010 earthquake that shook Port au Prince, Haiti to a bed of rubble, The Central Banque of Haiti convened a planning charrette to redesign its ravaged capital city, lead by the Prince's Foundation, Hooper Brooks, Paul Crabtree and Andres Duany of DPZ.

Monday, 02 June 2014 00:00

Andres Duany

duany hsAndres 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.

Published in Instructors
Monday, 02 June 2014 00:00

Smarter Codes Smarter Growth Part 2

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.