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Help Stop Campbell Soup World Headquarter Design

Dear Readers,As each and every one of youare dedicated to sustainable Urban Design, I am appealing for your support regarding a conflict regarding the design of the planned new world headquarters of C

Philadelphia Inquirer, University of Pennsylvania Call for Form Based Code in Philadelhia "Embrace 21st-century zoning..."

"Ditch the complicated mathematics of conventional zoning for a new “form-based” code, one that starts with how a building meets the street, defines public space, and matches its context.

Second Life As Urban Hipsters. 11/27/07 Philadelphia Inquirer

"They will leave the suburbs for the convenience of being able to walk nearly everywhere, the comfort of nearby neighbors, the stimulation of the city's cultural institutions and the proximity of good

PEAK OIL: WALL STREET JOURNAL, NOVEMBER 19, 2007

Oil Officials See Limit Looming on Production.

Camden is likely to stay fifth 'most dangerous."

Developer Carl Dranoff, who has committed $300 million to two high-rise housing projects and mixed housing on the Camden waterfront, said he remained bullish on the city.

Builders Return to Class for Lessons in ‘Green’ NY Times 11/11/07

Building “green” is not that simple.

A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale, NY Times, 11/04

Last year, there were twice as many people in the 25-to-39 age group moving into the city as leaving, according to Charles Rynerson, a demographer with the Population Research Center at Portland State

A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale, NY Times, 11/04

Last year, there were twice as many people in the 25-to-39 age group moving into the city as leaving, according to Charles Rynerson, a demographer with the Population Research Center at Portland State

Mayors, Looking to Cities’ Future, Are Told It Must Be Colored Green: NY Times, 11/03/07

Cities that are “walkable,” workable and livable add up to the “s” word: sustainable.