New Urbanism: Built to Last

As Aaron and Sarah have noted, the Congress for the New Urbanism is in the midst of its annual meeting in Denver. This spiffy short is the winner of this year’s CNU 17 video contest. Created by independents John Paget of Paget Films and Drew Ward and Chris Elisara of First+Main Media, "Built to Last," in the words of the filmmakers, "explores the connection between New Urbanism and environmental issues."

Enjoy. And if you’re really feelin’ it, follow @naparstek and the #cnu17 feed on Twitter for to-the-minute insights from CNU speakers over the weekend.

  • W. K. Lis

    Parking lots, wide roofs, and single-floor buildings cause rainfall not to be absorbed by the ground. Instead, they are drained off quickly into the sewers and eventually into rivers, adding to the runoff. Any current storm that would be equal to any past storm in intensity, will cause flooding in excess because the rain is not held in fields or ground, but diverted quickly.

  • A Transportation Enthusiast

    Brad, you wrote a critical posting on PRT last week. Did you know that prominent new urbanist and TOD-advocate Peter Calthorpe has endorsed the concept?

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