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The Economic and Environmental Advantages of Brownfield Redevelopment

Brownfield redevelopment is an important topic in many American communities. Cleanup and reuse of sites that have been (or are perceived to have been) contaminated by the activities of gas stations, dry cleaners, manufacturing facilities, or other environmentally discomforting past-uses can help revitalize communities struggling with the economic straits associated with low population density.

Special Offer for Form-Based Codes Institute Online Course

The Form-Based Codes Institute, a CNU-A Continuing Education partner, is offering its popular one-day class, The ABCs of Form-Based Codes, online and for a special price!  

Norquist to Keynote Symposium - "Cooperatives - Better Together" in Chicago, Sat. 10/29

The co-op system gives the users of a product or service part-ownership of the means of production.  Members of the co-op retain the benefits produced by the co-op. This presentation will examine the viability of co-ops as an economic catalyst in the current economic environment.

John Norquist, President & CEO of the CNU, will address the audience in a keynote at this symposium hosted by New Community Vision on Sat, October 29 at Loyola University's Kasbeer Hall. (See flyer attached for more.)


Integrating LEED-Neighborhood Development into Business and Development in Texas

Doug Farr is the Chair of U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee and the founding principal of the architecture and urban design firm Farr Associates, which is regarded as one of the most sustainable practices in the country.  As chair of the LEED-ND, he is an expert on smart growth and green building and how these new urbanist concepts can be employed in developments in Houston and around the country.