On the Park Bench
Author's Forum on Urbanism

Author’s Forum on Urbanism is a monthly series featuring authors in an hour-long, interactive discussion of recent publications on urbanism. The series, part of CNU’s On the Park Bench webinar program, takes a deep dive into each author’s insights through the lens of New Urbanism. The focus will be on one or two ideas that are embodied in the book, which advance the understanding of precedents and design strategies to repair and make sustainable urbanism. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage the authors during the session. Spearheaded by Dhiru Thadani, Author’s Forum on Urbanism will be held on Tuesdays from 12-1pm Eastern on the dates below. Register here now.

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November 17, 2020
Architecture & the City
Author Michael Dennis,
and interviewer Dan Solomon
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December 8, 2020
Space & Anti-Space: The Fabric of Place, City, and Architecture
Authors Barbara Littenberg
and Steven Peterson, and interviewer Philip Langdon
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January 12, 2021
Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges,
Authors June Williamson and Ellen Dunham-Jones, and interviewer David Dixon
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February 16, 2021
Increments of Neighborhood: A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities

Author Brian O’Looney, and interviewers Todd Zimmerman and Matt Bell (Noon to 1:30 PM)
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March 16, 2021
Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us
Author Mindy Thompson Fullilove, and interviewer Kennedy Smith