Author James Howard Kunstler and San Diego Planning Director Bill Fulton take a bracing and electric look at the future of cities.
The Next American Urbanism session at CNU 22 in Buffalo is a produced by the Next Urbanism group, which sprung out of NextGen. Thanks to the Congress for the New Urbanism for allowing us to film and post these videos!
Russ Preston leads off the Next American Urbanism session by laying out the Project for the Next American Urbanism.
Edward Erfurt proclaims that the suburban experiment is over, and that we need to look back at how America was first built, without debt and with a greater variety of choice.
Karja Hansen discusses the virtue of civicism, how it was lost, and how it can be regained in American culture in part through the networking in the built environment.
Jennifer Krouse looks at how the economies of scale upon which we have based urbanism for so long can run counter to cities’ abilities to be agile.
Kerry Hayes looks at causes of urban fragility today, and how they can grow more agile, based on his work in Memphis.
Kenny Craft documents our decline into “mediocritecture,” and looks at how our built environment might reacquire living traditions again.
Eliza Harris zooms in on the streets and civic spaces that make up most of our civic realm, and shows how we can re-balance them between the people and the cars.
Bruce Donnelly’s segment on reason, platforms, and comity is partly prognostication and part goal-setting.
Here’s the discussion between presenters and audience that wrapped up the session.
These are the speakers and their presentations from the Art Room’s Architectural Composition Techniques session on June 5, 2014 at CNU 22 in Buffalo. Thanks to the Congress for the New Urbanism for allowing us to film and post these videos!
Eric Osth lays out elevation composition techniques he uses at Urban Design Associates on commercial and larger residential projects.
Eric Moser of the Moser Design Group takes you through design composition methods he uses in the design of residential projects.
These are the speakers and their presentations from the Atypical Building Types session on June 4, 2014 at CNU 22 in Buffalo. Thanks to the Congress for the New Urbanism for allowing us to film and post these videos!
David lays out the basic principles of the “Form Follows Finance Fourplex” and other highly flexible and affordable mixed-use building types he is working out with John Anderson.
Murphy describes Torti Gallas’ work with “Super Wood” buildings, which are concrete podiums with 4-5 story wood structures above.
Originally slated to be presented by Julie Sanford, Eric Moser steps through Julie’s work on Eco-Dweller units, and also some of Studio Sky’s work in Belize.
Steve Maun describes spec house challenges post-Meltdown, and describes ways in which modular construction can be part of the solution.
Robert describes his development of some very innovative urban building types, all of which are designed to “pencil out better than a parking lot,” which is actually a major challenge in many small cities and towns.
Andrew takes on the challenges of building townhouses in Miami, a city where this building type is rare. The new Miami21 code by DPZ makes it easier, but there are still a number of challenges on a multitude of existing lots in Miami.
Here’s my session, where I lay out several thoughts on maker spaces that I haven’t heard discussed until now, and then show some of our SmartDwelling work in Belize.
This is the panel discussion between all of the panelists plus organizers Frank Starkey, Mike Watkins, and the audience.