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 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.
Nathan Norris: Creating Political Will for Smart Growth Codes
Galina Tachieva: Sprawl Repair
Victor Dover: RFP Template for Smart Codes
Sustainability, once narrowly considered as a problem of building technology, is increasingly recognized as a challenge at the scale of urbanism. Join three international leaders who will discuss this “urbanist revolution”: Timothy Beatley, author of Green Urbanism and professor of sustainability at the University of Virginia; Marcia Jimenez, Chicago Commissioner of the Department of the Environment; and Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism, and the former chair of LEED-ND for the US Green Building Council.