Andres Duany

NCI Announces Duany on Charettes: Notes from the Field

As an exclusive offer to current and new members, CNU-A Continuing Education Partner NCI (National Charrette Institute) is releasing CNU co-founder Andres Duany's booklet "Duany on Charrettes: Notes from the Field."  Direct from the NCI site: ... read more »

A New Urbanist’s Pilgrimage (Part II): Seaside.

After I wallowed in Duany’s crowning achievement for 4 days, I finally headed down the 30A to spend a day where it all started. I of course was aware of Seaside’s legacy, celebration, and the bouts of criticism its endured over the last few decades (even by its own creators.) I kne... read more »

A New Urbanist’s Pilgrimage (Part I): Rosemary Beach.

This Memorial Day weekend I had the opportunity to go the hotbed of New Urbanism on the 30A coast in the Panhandle of Florida. Of course I was thrilled to finally see what many consider to be the foundation of New Urbanism and the development that catapulted Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) into architectu... read more »

WATCH Live: Looking Forward: New Urbanism and the New World

As we enter CNU's third decade, economic, political, and environmental conditions pose serious challenges for the built and natural environment, as well as New Urbanist practice. Andres Duany will present the 21st century crises that call for New Urbanists to adapt, including slow development, the p... read more »

By 2012, Green Roofs Might be Considered the Next Ethanol.

Green roofs are like ethanol in that they are too expensive for the resulting benefit and they take resources from other needs. A simple, insulated, white (in the south) roof does as well. And the water-handling stuff is utter superstition. The problem with "gizmo green" as currently conceived i... read more »

Andres Duany on Jane Jacobs

At intervals of a decade or so, I reread what I consider to be the great books of architecture. The real standbys have been Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction, Le Corbusier's Towards a New Architecture, Rem Koolhaas' Delirious New York and Jane Jacob's Death and Life. Depending on my stage i... read more »

CNU 20 Preview with Andrés Duany

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Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism - Book Review

One of the more familiar tenets of the New Urbanist development paradigm is the use of compact development patterns which utilize high densities as a means to contain suburban development in order to preserve the pastoral and idyllic conditions often destroyed by sprawl. Within this scheme, New Urba... read more »

Eat Your Neighborhood

Here is an interesting article called Eat Your Subdivision from our friends at Landscape Architecture magazine. ... read more »