Jeanne Gang speaks at Chicago Humanities Festival

Jeanne Gang, founder of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects, spoke on Tuesday to a packed house at the Northwestern University Law School Auditorium as part of the 2011 Chicago Humanities Festival.  To tie into this year’s festival theme of “Tech Knowledge,” Gang discussed the importance... read more »

The Portfolio of Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki was the architect of Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis. The failed housing project (1955-1972) gave the word "project" its bad connotation and eventually helped sell the design reforms we usually refer to as HOPE VI. I should have known this, but today I was surprised when someone mentioned a... read more »

INTBAU-TAG Queen Square Statement

The following comes direct from the INTBAU website : ... read more »

The Next Seaside Prize Winner: Dhiru Thadani

Each year, the Seaside Institute awards the Seaside Prize to individuals or organizations "who have made significant contributions to the quality and character of our communities." ... read more »

Sustainable Urbanists should revitalize abandoned cities first.

A recent article on WebUrbanist's blog, "Abandonment: 8 Cities That Might Not Make It" written by "Mike", (no last name listed), makes me think - why can't we revitalize these cities first before buil ... read more »

#CNU17 What I Learned at the Meta-Physical Planning Meeting

Architecture is not psychotherapy! That was one of the first points made during the CNU17 session on "Meta-Physical Planning: the World We Want." But the people who took part quickly got into issues of intimacy and spirituality, of masculinity and femininity. But then the conversation moved to the q... read more »

Guardian is there as Duany releases UK master plan and ignites debate over avant gardism

The Guardian found a nice meaty hook in a set of frank (and frankly provocative) remarks that Andres Duany made in announcing his master plan for open lands in Hertfordshire. ... read more »

"Why Do Our Buildings Look Like Crap?"

That surely gets the prize for the most provocative session title at CNU XV. ... read more »

Session: The Other Illness

For many CNUers, the Congress is a time to rendezvous with like-minded people, inspire each other, catch up on news, and feel motivated by how much the New Urbanist movement has accomplished. ... read more »