A CNU Panel on Classic, Current and Critical New Urbanist Writing

Released: May 17, 2012

James Howard Kunstler joins other prominent New Urbanist writers on a recent panel at The Congress for The New Urbanism, held in West Palm Beach, Florida this May 9-12, 2012. The panel, titled: “Why We Write: Prominent New Urbanist Authors Discuss Their Classic NU Books and Current Works, and the Critical Importance of Writing to the Movement,” featured a moderated discussion with the authors of path-breaking, “core” New Urbanist books. Listen to the reconsideration of cornerstone texts that were influential in shaping the movement and how they relate to the authors’ current ideas. Discussion of the critical importance of writing to the movement and gaps in the literature on the theory, practice and relevance of the New Urbanism to contemporary challenges will be addressed. The authors will share their ideas on writing influential texts on walkable, mixed-use communities.


  • Chuck Bohl, Professor and Director, School of Architecture, University of Miami
  • Peter Katz, Consultant and author of The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community
  • James Howard Kunstler, Author
  • Philip Langdon, Senior Editor, Better! Cities & Towns
  • Charles Marohn, Jr., P.E., AICP, Executive Director, Strong Towns

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