Been out the last few days getting in touch with my edginess, so I’m just now catching up on the conversation from last week. 2 primary threads were hopping, but both are essentially: what is the future for the CNU? Not NU necessarily, but CNU. I’d like to [...]
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I’ve spoken with a few people privately about this, but every time this discussion happens about frustrations with developers I feel like we completely miss the point, and what we can actually do about it.
If there ever was an effort worthy of the CNU as [...]
Though tempted, I won’t write a soliloquy today on the many virtues of street trees. Others have done so better than I, including Allan Jacobs, who wrote in the book Great Streets, “Given a limited budget, the most effective expenditure of funds to improve a street would probably be on trees.”
While the country staggers towards economic stability, the design professions are feeling their worst economic times since the Great Depression. Depending on the region of the country, the unemployment and underemployment rate for design professionals is anywhere from 20% to 50%. I feel this daily as President of the Kansas City chapter of the American [...]
New Urbanism Blog: The City of Panama Beach, Florida has retained a team lead by Planning Works, LLC and assisted by 180Â° Design Studio and White & Smith, LLC to prepare an initial assessment of form-based codes for the City. A form-based code is a land development regulation that is based principally on design, rather use, impact, or other aspects of land development.