A Guide To New Urbanism In Academia
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The Education Task Force has rewritten its Mission Statement to reflect the broad New Vision of what our target audiences have become since CNU was established. As such, our mission is...
To promote formal education about New Urbanism within academic and professional programs, particularly architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and associated fields, as well as to K-12 and the general public. To serve as a resource for post-graduate theory and skills training for professionals. To foster scholarly research and create a body of literature about New Urbanism in a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to design fields, social sciences, science and engineering, and medicine.
Sounds pretty expansive, doesn't it?
Your fearless Co-Chairs, Phyllis Bleiweis firstname.lastname@example.org of the Seaside Institute, Seaside FL, and Lucy Rowland email@example.com at the University of Georgia, will be engaging academics, students and anyone else interested in educating about New Urbanism. It's not just about picket fences and front porches!
CNU collaborates with many other organizations which hold an interest in New Urbanism and placemaking. They include the Knight Program in Community Building at University of Miami http://www.arc.miami.edu/knight, International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism http://www.intbau.org, Institute for Classical Architecture & Classical America http://www.classicist.org, American Planning Association (which has a New Urbanism Division) http://www.planning.org/, and Urban Land Institute http://www.uli.org.
In 2005, the Education Task Force (previously known at the Educators Task Force) developed a prioritized list of goals. They include, and of course are not limited to...
• Annual compilation of a research bibliography that maintains awareness of current scholarly publications and theses and dissertations about New Urbanism (Lucy Rowland and Emily Talen)
• Highlight and disseminate annually at the Congress the most relevant and important scholarly research. This would be for the Academic Lunch, but also would be for the benefit of the Board, other Task Forces, and the media. (CNU staff)
• A scholarly peer-reviewed journal about new urbanism with an interdisciplinary editorial board. This likely will be in collaboration with the Prince’s Foundation, INTBAU and perhaps other organizations, and have international scope. (Emily Talen)
• The provision of professional education and skills training regionally through a grants asking for planning funding. The program proposes training through an incrementally advanced series of seminars and individual study, offering a certificate of completion at its conclusion. Partnerships with local and academic partners were optional. (Phyllis Bleiweis)
• Continued logistical support of new SNU chapter formation (Lucy Rowland)
• Communicate relevant published research and grant opportunities to the other task forces and professionals in the field (Lucy Rowland, with the help of CNU staff or funded personnel)
• Collaborative programs with international organizations taking part in urbanism education (mostly post-graduate), including The Prince’s Foundation, National Skills Centre/Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Congress for European Urbanism (Phyllis Bleiweis, Lucy Rowland)
• Survey CNU membership to identify such characteristics as profession, interests, and CNU Task Force membership. Idenify educational needs through this process and determine what the Education Task Force can do to address them, or delegate to other organizations (CNU staff)
• Maintain a listing of RFP’s, research needs, and grant opportunities, public and private (including ULI, APA, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, RWJF, Knight, HUD, Design/NEA, NIEHS/NIH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations) (Lucy Rowland and Emily Talen)
• Advancement and integration of new urbanism in the academic curriculum (Long range)
Hello, Education Task Force Members. You can begin creating your WIKI here.
You'll want to start with an intro page and then create links to new pages. Creating a link is easy. Just click the edit button at the upper right of this page, find the spot in the text where you'd like to create a link to a new page and then put the name of the page in double brackets around the name of the new page.
I'll create one here.
New at the Knight Program at the University of Miami
The question mark after it says that it's a blank page that's awaiting your input.
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You can also create a link to an existing web site by putting the full http address inside the brackets. http://www.arc.miami.edu/knight/
Or to be fancy you can make the http stuff disappear by putting the http address in brackets, inserting a vertical line | after the address (but still inside the brackets) and then typing the link as you'd like it to appear. Visit the Knight Program's web site.
If you hit edit now, you'll see how it looks.
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Play around in the space below. Then eventually you can erase my intructions and start building your page as you want it to look. We can work together on it.
Lucy Rowland, Co-Chair
July 07, 2005
The Mission Statement of the Education Task Force... ...To promote formal education about New Urbanism within academic and professional programs, particularly architecture, landscape architecture, planning and associated fields, as well as K-12 and the general public. To serve as a resource for post-graduate theory and skills training for professionals. To foster scholarly research and create a body of literature about New Urbanism in a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to design fields, social sciences, science and engineering, and medicine.
Dr Matthew Hardy
November 07, 2005
Dear New Urbanists, I'd like to invite readers and members of the CNU Education committee to contribute to updating INTBAU's Academic listings of traditional/new urbanist courses and faculty. See http://www.intbau.org/academic.htm for the page. Any or all comments and updates welcome. Cheers, Dr Matthew Hardy Secretary, INTBAU.
Last edited by TeganDowling. Based on work by Steve Filmanowicz, Lucy Rowland, Lucy Towland and Lucy Rowland, Education Task Force Co-Chair. Page last modified on October 27, 2006