The following is a guest post from Ryan Snyder, the principal behind Ryan Snyder Associates and main organizer behind last year's meeting to create the plan for Los Angeles County's Model Design Manual for Living Streets. Since its release, the manual has been downloaded in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Slovaki, Belgium, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.
The Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, partned with the Jack Kemp Foundation, will be presenting a forum on regional housing entitled "Housing in America: Innovative Solutions to Address the Needs of Tomorrow." Much like CNU's Live/Work/Walk initiative, the commission strives to reform the current housing policies of the nation by creating a realistic, attainable, and need-based solution to address short and long terms problems with housing.
Calling all urban professionals with a high drive for success! Apply now for the 24-month “Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship Program”.
CNU Board Member and nationally renowned urban planner, Sarah Lewis, recently joined the civil and environmental consulting engineering firm Fuss & O'Neill.
Sarah, a leading authority on urban design and planning with over 20 years of experience, will be working as an Associate as well as Director of the Washington D.C. branch of Fuss & O'Neill. Her ties with CNU will be very beneficial to the firm through her utilization of smart growth and green practices in creating sustainable and modern new-urbanist communities.
The Institute for Development and Planning & EMBARQ released "The Life and Death of Urban Highways" today. The report details the necessary transformation of urban highways to come and the benefits of current and past projects.
This following post comes courtesy of Aaron Renn, aka The Urbanophile. In recent years, Renn has emerged as the one of the leading voices on all matters urban. This piece is his first contribution to the CNU salons and focuses on how LEED-ND can be applied to the remediation of the Chicago Housing Authority's Lathrop Homes in Chicago.