2014

  • Towards a New Urban Panama

    In 2011, George J. Moreno & Partners and Moule & Polyzoides joined professional forces to provide urbanist and architectural services to Panamanian clients and have now completed over a dozen projects together.

2013

2012

  • Introduction to 'The Mexican Patio House'

    Introduction to the forthcoming book by José Antonio Pérez examining the patio houses of Lagos de Moreno in Jalisco, Mexico.

  • The Emerging Asian City

    Director of Design Vinayak Bharne has edited this collection of twenty-four scholarly essays, including four of his own, that surveys the multifarious urbanities and urbanisms that constitute the Asian urban landscape.

  • Al Jamea tus Saifiyah Campus Competition Presentation

    Final presentation to the Al Jamea tus Saifiyah competition jury for the master plan of their campus in Nairobi.

  • Case Study: Seaside's Quincy Place

    An analysis of how Quincy Place would fit into the fabric of Seaside.

  • Mission Meridian Village

    Stefanos Polyzoides discusses housing design in the context of neighborhoods, with Mission Meridian Village in South Pasadena as his backdrop.

  • Housing Fabric as Urban Form

    An analysis of the damaging consequences that the Modernist movement has had on our cities, with a call for a New Urbanist-based approach to housing.

2011

2010

  • Density

    Density is a planning metric that describes the spatial and physical dimensions of crowding in human settlements.

2009

2008

  • The Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

    A set of operating principles for human settlement that reestablishes the relationship between the art of building, the making of community and the conservation of our natural world.

  • Form-Based Codes

    Foreword to Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers by Daniel G. Parolek, AIA, Karen Parolek and Paul C. Crawford, FAICP (Wiley 2008)

2007

2005

  • The Five Los Angeleses

    Since its founding in 1781, our great city, El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula, has been visioned, designed and built four times. However, with each successive layer of its development razed and little of the cumulative evidence remaining, the myth has flourished that Los Angeles has no history.

  • LA's Sharp Turn From Sprawl

    Beginning in the early 1990s, the planning and development culture of Southern California began to shift away from sprawl. This was not accomplished by a sudden reversal of citizen attitudes, political climates and professional practices. It was instead induced by a variety of trends, slowly and steadily leading the region toward a more positive view of its culture, its livability prospects and its financial outlook.

  • Streets, Blocks & Buildings

    The form of the New Urbanism is realized by the deliberate assembly of streets, blocks and buildings.

  • On Campus-Making in America

    The American campus-making tradition is an invaluable source of coherence, the source of many wondrous future projects, and a guarantee for the survival of the American university as an institution of coherence and meaning.

2003

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A analysis of Tucson's early history and the wanton destruction to the city brought about by misguided urban renewal.

  • Giancarlo De Carlo

    Introduction to the 2003 Seaside Prize

2002

  • The Bungalow, the Street and the Court

    Traditional Elements of a California Architecture & Urbanism

  • Streets and Buildings

    In the work of the New Urbanism, we start with the premise that buildings and the space between (streets and squares) must be a balanced ensemble of pavement, streetwalls, green and building walls.

  • HOPE 6

    The history of public housing in our country is filled with noble intentions, as it is littered with the unintended consequences of public policy.

  • The Plazas of New Mexico

    The idea of the plaza in human history is born and developed under a number of different impulses: an expression of the power of the state to define a place for public life, through a singular, monumental architectural enclosure.

  • Greeting by the Chairman of the Board, Miami, CNU 10

  • The Congress for the New Urbanism

    The suggestion has been made that this gathering be called The Seaside Tapes, giving appropriate remembrance and credit to ‘The Charlottesville Tapes’ meeting of fifteen years ago in Virginia.

  • The Seaside Debates

    A critique of the New Urbanism with introductions by Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides.

2000

  • If I Were a Young Architect

    If I were a young architect, I would find it daunting to access the values supporting the practice of a contemporary Architecture.

  • The Charrette Process

    The charrette is a method of planning, which we have adopted and developed to support our traditional planning practice.

  • Neighborhood, District, and Corridor

    Concentrations of civic, institutional, and commercial activity should be embedded in neighborhoods and districts, not isolated in remote, single-use complexes.

  • In Praise of Bungalows

    Sprawl builders and developers call them ‘product’.

1999

  • Charter of the New Urbanism

    The foundational text of the Congress for the New Urbanism, which advocates the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions.

  • From Zoning Codes to Development Codes

    Conventional zoning was meant to promote the health and prosperity of the public by regulating zones of exclusive use; in practice, however, appropriate use became much less important than the entitled amount of gross usable space and the physical envelopes of buildings.

1998

  • The Charter of the New Urbanism

    A lecture given by Elizabeth Moule at the Seaside Institute, which includes a brief account of the drafting of the Charter of the New Urbanism and a discussion of the values that inform it.

1994

  • Downtown in the Twentieth Century

    Downtown Los Angeles has been the historic center of the Southern California region since its inception and Bunker Hill one of its pivotal constituent parts. The development and redevelopment of Bunker Hill in the last one hundred-odd years, provides a special opportunity to observe the process through which the Architecture and Urbanism of Los Angeles was developed during various phases of the city's growth.

  • The Third Los Angeles

    Exhibition at Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1994

1992

1991

  • The Ahwahnee Principles

    In 1991, the Local Government Commission, a private nonprofit group in Sacramento, invited architects Peter Calthorpe, Michael Corbett, Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Moule, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Stefanos Polyzoides and Daniel Solomon to develop a set of community principles for land use planning. Named the Ahwahnee Principles (after Yosemite National Park's Ahwahnee Hotel), the commission presented the principles to about one hundred government officials in the fall of 1991, at its first Yosemite Conference for Local Elected Officials. Many of these principles were incorporated into the Charter of the New Urbanism.

1989

1987

1983