CNU chair Ray Gindroz, president John Norquist, and board member Sam Sherman recently sent a memo to Rep.
Forgot to scribble down that crucial little statistic or quote from a great presentation at CNU XVI? Still regret having to choose between three fascinating panels on Friday afternoon?
The newly reconstituted transit authority in Vancouver is looking to transit-oriented development to play a large role in paying its bills going forward.
Two articles in the "Escapes" section of Friday's New York Times highlight beach resorts where New Urbanism is credited with helping to create less hectic, less car dependent places.
HOPE VI, the acclaimed federal grant program for public housing redevelopment that was guided by New Urbanist design principles (see Part One and
In an October 16 commentary titled Lightrail in Portland Is Successful, Notwithstanding CATO Criticism & FTA Lack of Support, Free Congress Foundation Chairman & CEO Paul M. Weyrich offers another perspective on Randal O'Toole's recent CATO Institute attack on land use and transportation policies in the Portland area. (See Debunking Cato for more background.) Weyrich stresses that light rail, unlike the bus systems favored by O'Toole and others, moves more passengers and offers much greater potential for private transit oriented development.
Today in Ask CNU, Matt from Dayton asks: "I'm doing research on urban tier classifications for an upcoming regional plan. Where can I find out more about The Transect?"
The Urban-to-Rural Transect is a tool for understanding and planning urban development devised by Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ). Its marvelous simplicity and intuitiveness make it a good framework for devising plans and codes.
Some photos from the 2007 Charter Awards ceremony on Friday.
The morning schedule for NextGen4 begins like so: