Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Inside Havana Today

Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez

Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez
Join an amazing walking tour of Havana and explore a hidden treasure of architectural heritage spanning 400 years of colonial and independent rule. You will be guided by the delightful Professor Julio Cesar Pérez Hernández, local architect, professor and author of the acclaimed book Inside Cuba.  How do people live today?

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

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.