LU vs NU – more fuel to the fire

The Landscape Urbanism vs New Urbanism debate has been burning along for the last few months with LAND Reader – LU vs NU synopsis back in November. Leon Neyfakh of the Boston Globe has recently published Green Building that adds more fuel to the LU vs NU fire.

Its an interesting article worth the read but one line(amongst many) that stayed with me was “We criticized it and called out all the contradictions, and we laughed and we made fun of him,” Duany recalled about showing a lecture delivered by Charles Waldheim. Is Landscape Urbanism vs New Urbanism about theory and how to make great places for people or more about ego?

  • http://twitter.com/Eric_Papetti Eric Papetti

    Glad to see other people looking at this article. I’m glad to see landscape architecture represented, but wonder if this is the best synopsis of “landscape urbanism” – a quasi-acceptance of lower density urbanism is but a small part of it.