Planning Architecture Design


Articles and Resource List

The Not So Big House

The Original Green

The New Urban Guild

Little Big Homes

Small, Efficient and Beautiful

When Less is More

Proportion and Traditional Architecture

Green/Sustainability Links

  • USGBC is the United States Green Building Council; they sponsor the LEED standard

  • Building Green is an independent publishing company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely green building information They sponsor Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec Directory, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools

  • Pattern Language is a process proposed first by Christopher Alexander in the 1970s that has profoundly affected architects and planners ever since

  • The SmartCode is the premier Transect-based development code, and combats the destructive patterns of sprawl

  • SmartCode Complete is a source of education for the form-based and transect-based SmartCode, a tool in implementing sustainability

  • INTBAU is the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism; sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

  • CNU is the Congress for the New Urbanism; New Urbanists have been building sustainable places since 1980

  • The Prince’s Foundation is sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; the Prince’s Foundation has, for over a quarter-century, been working to reawaken living traditions that can foster true sustainability

  • ICA/CA is the Institute of Classical Architecture/Classical America; they sponsored the first Original Green lecture

  • CNUFlorida is the Florida chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism; this chapter is sponsoring several sustainability initiatives

  • CEU is the Council for European Urbanism

  • ACNU is the Australian Council for New Urbanism.

  • NextGen is the Next Generation of New Urbanists



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