Tag Archives: New Urbanism

Zoning Reform is National Priority, White House Says

Woodstock Downtown, enabled by a form-based code. (Credit: CNU)
The Obama Administration is calling on cities and towns to reform land-use regulations to allow denser development by right while recommending actions that new urbanists have long supported. The administration released a “toolkit” on housing development that recommends eliminating off-street parking requirements and allowing accessory dwelling units. Read more... Read more

Congress for the New Urbanism: Building Places People Love

Campus Martius in Detroit (Credit: @CNUMidwest /Twitter)
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods, where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop and get around. Through 25 years of advocacy, CNU has changed the national conversation from a debate over sprawl to a discussion on how to reinvest in our existing communities. People want to live in well-designed places that are unique, authentic and walkable. CNU’s mission is to help people... Read more

Can Millennials Revive the American City?

Shoreditch, London. Appropriation of the street as a civil public realm. (Credit: Hank Dittmar)
​ The millennial generation and the New Urbanism movement, which both grew from the same roots in the 1980s, are providing the American city with powerful policy opportunities. Millennials, attracted to New Urbanism neighborhoods created by community development, might power the revival of the American city. Read more... Read more

A New Right Hook for New Urbanism

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​For nearly a year, The American Conservative has been running well-written, informed, and positive online articles on the New Urbanism, and two of its editors joined a panel discussion at CNU in Dallas titled “Bipartisan Placemaking: Reaching Conservatives.” This is newsworthy for two reasons. Read more... Read more