02/06/2012 01:12 pm ET | Updated Apr 07, 2012

Miami's New Urbanist Experiment

On February 9, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, the grande dame of New Urbanism, will present Miami 21, the first New Urbanist zoning code to be adopted by a major American city, at the AIA Center for Architecture in New York. Written by Plater-Zyberk, this form-based code was approved by the City of Miami in 2009. Miami has officially been New Urbanist--a theoretical Seaside on steroids--for the last three years.