CNU Board Chair Victor Dover travels the streets of Laventille, Trinidad, exploring their rich musical heritage and "renewed effort to build walkability, equity, opportunity and sustainability into the fabric of neighborhoods." As Dover states, "that's New Urbanism," and those topics are at the heart of this year's International Track.
The Form-Based Codes Institue (FBCI) has opened its call for submissions for the 2012 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award. The Award honors achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes in the regulation of development to achieve a specific urban form.
Bill Browning is one of the green building and real estate industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists, and an advocate for sustainable design solutions at all levels of business, government, and civil society. His expertise has been sought out by organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, non-profit organizations, the U.S. military, and foreign governments.
Click below to watch the following speech Browning gave at the Garrison Institute's 2011 Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium. Listen in, and then get ready to engage at CNU 20!
Our 20th annual Congress will be held in West Palm Beach, FL, May 9-12, 2012 and is already filling up with speakers such as Richard Florida, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Leon Krier, Andres Duany, Michael Dennis, with many, many more being added everyday.
The Palm Beach Daily News attended the recent Dhiru Thadani lecture at the Norton Museum of Art, reporting that "the noted Washington, D.C., architect, artist and author told an audience...that the decades-old trend of constructing sprawling suburbs rather than adding more housing to mixed-use urban settings has wreaked havoc on the environment and our health."
CNU Board Member Dhiru Thadani, author of the acclaimed The Language of Towns & Cities, will be speaking this Thursday at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach at 6pm.
The Languages of Towns & Cities has been hailed as a “stunning visual dictionary offering guidance and rational, time-tested ways of making the built environment beautiful.” Thadani's presentation is just the first taste of CNU 20 to come to West Palm Beach.
For more information about the lecture, please call Eloine del Valle at (772) 221-4060.