Prince of Wales puts royal spotlight on location efficiency of "new urbanism" as climate change, public health responseSubmitted by Filmanowicz on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 5:47pm
Already one of the world's most thoughtful and high-visibility advocates for better community planning, HRH the Prince of Wales (better known as Prince Charles here in the states) is emerging as one of the most thoughtful and high-visibility world figures drawing attention to the role of sprawl in contributing to global climate change and other public health threats.
Saturday sessions at the 15th annual CNU Congress kicked off with the morning plenary presentation of the much-admired Swedish architect Kjell Forshed, who contributed so much to the design of the cri
A busy Friday at the 15th annual CNU Congress was sandwiched between two popular plenary sessions. Peter Calthorpe’s evening presentation updated arguments for regional visioning.
Welcome to Philadelphia!
A group of more than 100 CNU XV participants left the Loews Hotel early Wednesday morning and boarded the Broad Avenue subway for Francisville for four related "urban labs' where they worked with resi
In a previous posting, I scratched the surface in describing how traditional, mixed-use urban neighborhoods help slow global warming.
Sure, hybrid cars and other energy-efficient vehicles are part of the solution to global warming and oil dependency, but how much people drive is as important as what people drive.
New urbanism event being held in Austin
Austin Business Journal
11:17 AM CDT Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Austin's efforts to create a denser and more active urban core have helped
it land a major conference that will draw an estimated 2,000 attendees next
A new Gfk Roper study shows Americans developing especially positive attitudes toward New Urbanism and neighborhoods where people live near each other (New Urbanism phrased another way).
Judging from a report in the Denver Post, this study is a keeper. Here are a few quotes:
Readers delivered a reality check this weekend to Jennifer Lang of the Independence Institute after she penned an op-ed piece in the Rocky Mountain News that trotted out the kind of anti-urbanist canards that get pro-sprawl Libertarians and their principles twisted up in knots. A number of readers were having none of it when Lang suggested that large-lot subdivisions were the natural choice of most Denver residents and that development based on 1950s-style automobile-oriented planning didn't run up government budgets.