new urbanism

November 3, 2021

The Perfection of Imperfection

In the year of Seaside’s fortieth anniversary, it seemed appropriate to reflect back on the many years and generations of the new urbanism movement. Seaside was …

Swift Street, September, 2021.
October 4, 2021

South Main: One Decade Later

It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since our Labor Day visit to South Main. This Labor Day (2021), we did it again. …

New Urbanism - My Journey
April 17, 2021

New Urbanism – My Journey

This past decade, I have found myself answering this basic question of how I ended up in the world of new urbanism. I certainly did not grow …

September 12, 2011

South Main: Adaptive, Flexible, Resilient

In the year that I have been away from South Main, many changes have been made. New homes have been completed, attached live/work units have meticulously been constructed, other first floors uses have been activated with a mix of retail, furniture sales, attorney offices and art galleries. It is rapidly taking an organic form that will, at full build out, rival neo-traditional neighborhoods across the country.

June 17, 2011

The Allure of Residential Park Frontage

The allure of the residence fronting on to a park setting has been a popular planning methodology over the past 20 years.  Often, homes with a quality …

June 6, 2011

Landscape Urbanism vs. New Urbanism: Review of the Discussion at CNU 19

This past Saturday evening, I attended a much-anticipated discussion about landscape urbanism, sometimes referred to as ecological urbanism, at the annual Congress organized by the CNU in Madison, Wisconsin.

June 5, 2011

CNU 19 Twitter Feed

The following is an compilation of tweets from the CNU19 Congress in Madison, WI this past week that were either originally tweeted by me, or retweeted by me. You can follow me on twitter at @JO_Urbanist.

May 31, 2011

Incorporating the Principles of the New Urbanism in the T-3 Sector of the Rural-to-Urban Transect

The T3 sector, or sub-urban sector, of the rural-to-urban transect is the portion of the transect that requires the greatest deal of assistance from the new urbanism movement.

May 20, 2011

CNU 19 – Madison, Wisconsin is Coming Soon

We are coming up on only one more week until the Congress for the New Urbanism's annual conference. This year, it is held in Madison, Wisconsin and I could not be anymore excited for CNU this year.

April 20, 2011

Agricultural Urbanism: A Smart Growth Opportunity for Entitled PUD’s

The topic of Agricultural Urbanism is fascinating to me and like many tenets of the New Urbanism movement, there is something very intrinsic about how agriculture relates …