View from de-Basement: New Urbanism’s Architecture


CNU 26.Savannah

Savannah, GA


Daniel Solomon

Date & Time:

05.17.2018 | 10:45 am-12:00 pm

View from de-Basement: New Urbanism’s Architecture” will begin with a brief survey of half a dozen European neighborhoods constructed in the inter-war period that are outstanding examples of urban placemaking; then focusing on the ways in which the culture and tools of New Urbanism sometimes impede placemaking of the quality of these examples. This session will reveal dark secrets of unintended consequences, and ask members of the audience to share their own dark secrets: place-damaging encounters they have had with procedures originally rooted in New Urbanism. Participants may also argue the opposite proposition. The session will conclude with examples from the presenters’ work that are resistance strategies to a climate of architectural indifference (in some circles).

Mithun partner Dan Solomon will be joined by Stefanos Polyzoides, principal with Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists in this presentation.

Date Posted: 05.17.2018