New Urbanism vs. New York Urbanism
You'll learn about:
- Differences in creating mixed use environments between high density cities like New York and smaller, lower-density cities
How to comprehend fundamental differences in zoning approaches—including form-based and Euclidian zoning—and their practical application
Tools and strategies to integrate open space in both high-density environments and traditional town planning
Techniques to improve and integrate transit and walkability in New York and other cities large and small
Is New York unique in its big-city approach to planning? Can its planning and development strategies be applied to other cities and towns? What can New York learn from the New Urbanist approach of some other cities and towns? Explore topics such as density management, effective zoning, city-scale sustainability and resilience, mixed uses, open space integration, walkability, transit, and vibrancy as they pertain to these (and other) questions.
Big city planning as embodied by New York and the traditional town planning of New Urbanism are often seen as opposing approaches. Listen in as leading practitioners from each “school of thought” face off in a mock debate designed to illuminate their differences as well as find the common ground that underlies both philosophies. How should cities and towns manage density? What kind of zoning controls are most effective for guiding growth? How do you engage communities? How can planning address sustainability and resilience at the urban scale? How does each approach encourage mixed uses or integrate open space? What is the role of transit and how do you promote walkability? How are vibrant, livable places created?
Hear what these experts have to say—and leave with a much deeper understanding of the tools and techniques you have to address these planning and design challenges.
Senen Melchor Antonio
Confirmed SpeakerSenen M. A. Antonio CNU-A LEED-AP UAP Senen M. A. Antonio is a Partner with DPZ Partners, LLC (DPZ). DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. In the years since the firm first received recognition for the design of Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has completed designs for close to 300 new towns, regional plans and community revitalization projects. This work has exerted a significant influence on the practice and direction of urban planning and development in the United States and abroad. The firm’s method of integrating planning with accompanying design codes is being applied in towns and cities for sites ranging from 10 to over 500,000 acres throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The projects of DPZ Partners have focused international attention on urbanism and its postwar decline, advocating a return to pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use, compact urban growth. Mr. Antonio possesses over twenty years of experience in planning and urban design, urban development and renewal, and architectural design. A major part of his firm-wide responsibility is to help define the future of the practice, working with fellow Partners in projecting market trends and seeking project opportunities for breaking new areas of knowledge and technique in the New Urbanism. He remains involved in several key project assignments, including several large scale mixed use, new town, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and suburban retrofit projects. He lectures widely, with a recent focus on Asia, with government- and university-sponsored speaking engagements in China, Laos, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and he contributes articles to various publications. He is co-writing, with Andres Duany, a book on eco-communities. Mr. Antonio holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Design (with Honors) from the University of Hong Kong, completed under an ADB-Japan scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines. In 1990, he was recognized by the Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society with an award for academic excellence, and in 1992 was a topnotcher in the Philippine Board Examinations for Architecture.
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerJack Robbins, AIA, LEED AP, is an Urban Designer and Architect, and a Principal of FXFOWLE in New York. Jack works with public and private clients worldwide to create vibrant, sustainable cities. He brings a design-oriented approach and international experience to creatively solving complex urban challenges. Jack has extensive experience leading large, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver design solutions that are both innovative and realizable. His projects include multi-family residential developments, both affordable and luxury; commercial office buildings; transportation centers; and large scale master plans for public, private, and institutional clients. He has a particular expertise in waterfront and urban infrastructure-related projects. Jack recently led the Sunnyside Yard feasibility study, an 18-month engineering, economics, and urban design examination of what it would take to develop over 180-acre active rail yard in Queens, New York. Jack also led the team for Public Square, the winner of the Driverless Future design competition sponsored by the City of New York. Other recent and ongoing projects include planning for Governors Island in New York, a master plan for Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, a 150-room boutique hotel in Brooklyn, a public open space for Columbia University Medical Center, and a master plan for a mixed use redevelopment of 12.5-acres of the Brooklyn waterfront. Jack led the urban design effort for the NYCEDC Southern Manhattan Multi-Purpose Levee Study, a city-scaled resiliency project designed to protect Lower Manhattan from coastal flooding and provide opportunities for new development. He served as Senior Designer & Planner on the firm's team for Atlanta's Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT), completed for a public-private partnership of developers and the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project includes a mixed use terminal for bus (local, regional, and intercity), rail (light rail, commuter, and high-speed), with integrated office and residential towers as well as a master plan for 119 acres of downtown Atlanta. MMPT has been recognized with numerous awards including World Architecture News Transport Award, and an Urban Design Award by the American Institute of Architects, New York State. Jack frequently speaks at conferences and symposia, and for several years has taught a course on planning and design at the New York University Schack School of Real Estate. As an active member of the AIA New York Planning and Urban Design committee, Jack created and edited the website Zoning@100, a collection of writings marking the 100th anniversary of the New York Zoning Resolution. His writings have appeared in Architectural Record, World Architecture, The New York Times, Fast Company’s Co.Design, Columns magazine, and FXFOWLE’s own research journal Podium. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture.