The Year in New Urbanists Lecturing Atlantans - 2013 Krier, Duany, Nygren, Speck, Mouzon
Some of best "new urbanism" personalities spoke in Atlanta in last year.
While I don't want to argue about urbanist definitions, I will argue that urbanist lectures are lots of fun. The standard for urbanist lectures is high. All compete with Jane Jacobs' impossibly witty "The Death and Life of Great American Cities."
Leon Krier gave the first "Academy of Medicine Lecture" at Georgia Tech on January 23, 2013. I think Krier was a new urbanist before they coined the term. Quote: "Skyscrapers are vertical cul-de-sacs."
Leon Krier (left) had his quiver loaded with stinging criticism for lame planning. "It's not about style."
The NAREE (National Association of Real Estate Editors) had a new urbanism panel at their annual meeting on June 7. David Bodamer moderated Steve Nygren, Andres Duany, and Jackie Doak. This was an entire day of ideas crammed into an hour and a half. Way too short.