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

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.