Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

CNU’s street design manual was created in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This recommended practice is being used by planners, city leaders, engineers and advocates to create walkable streets that are safe and inviting for all users.

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

CNU’s street design manual was created in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This recommended practice is being used by planners, city leaders, engineers and advocates to create walkable streets that are safe and inviting for all users.

CNU 22: BUFFALO/NIAGARA

Mark your calendars for June 4-7, 2014, as CNU brings the Congress to Buffalo, New York. With Toronto a stone's throw away, this Congress presents a unique opportunity for collaboration with our Canadian friends.

CNU 22: BUFFALO/NIAGARA

Mark your calendars for June 4-7, 2014, as CNU brings the Congress to Buffalo, New York. With Toronto a stone's throw away, this Congress presents a unique opportunity for collaboration with our Canadian colleagues.

Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment

The major roadblocks to financing the urban form that consumers increasingly prefer is not market demand, but decades-old government policies. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and HUD all have rules on the books that limit the percentage of a building that can be used for commercial space. CNU is working to change FHA policies and the practices of the banks and lenders that take their lead to bring back Main Street-style buildings.

Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment

The major roadblocks to financing the urban form that consumers increasingly prefer is not market demand, but decades-old government policies. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and HUD all have rules on the books that limit the percentage of a building that can be used for commercial space. CNU is working to change FHA policies and the practices of the banks and lenders that take their lead to bring back Main Street-style buildings.

HIGHWAYS TO BOULEVARDS

The highway building era forced elevated freeways into urban neighborhoods, decimating communities and urban economies. Cities like San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seoul, South Korea have replaced their elevated highways with street-level boulevards, adding real estate value and restoring neighborhood vitality in the process.

HIGHWAYS TO BOULEVARDS

The highway building era forced elevated freeways into urban neighborhoods, decimating communities and urban economies. Cities like San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seoul, South Korea have replaced their elevated highways with street-level boulevards, adding real estate value and restoring neighborhood vitality in the process.