On May 5th, the New England chapter of the Congress of the New Urbanism held its inaugural event, a panel discussion and cocktail reception. The turnout was excellent as was the quality of discussion. You'll find a write-up of the event on our website, www.cnunewengland.org
During the panel, some discussion was devoted to the risk of New Urbanism being "prettier suburbanism" (in part a reaction to the images scrolling on the projection screen during the discussion.) Do people think this is a valid concern? How comfortable are we with the appropriation of the term by such a wide variety of developers?
Lillian Shuey Picchione
CNU New England