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A City Authentic: Lancaster, PA and New Urbanism

Back in 2008, Lancaster, PA mayor Rick Gray bluntly stated "get ready for a sea change," when discussing plans to transform the city's downtown into a walkable, vibrant destination. "Walkability is what the new urbanism is all about," Gray told the Lancaster New Era at the time. "Will people want to walk for blocks around the convention center? Yeah, people will walk."

KunstlerCast Book Publication Party on Nov 1 in Troy, NY

Did you miss CNU's Fireside Chat with Duncan Crary and James Howard Kunstler, as hosted by John Norquist? You can take a sneak peek listen to it now over at the KunstlerCast by clicking here. Gain full access to the Fireside Chat by becoming a CNU City-Builder member today. Align yourself with CNU and like-minded urbanists by taking advantage of all the benefits CNU membership offers.

Black Dog Publishing Offers CNU Members 40% Off All Titles

Black Dog Publishing is a UK publisher that specializes in beautifully produced illustrated books that represent a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture. From art and architecture to subjects as varied as design, fashion, music and environmental concerns, Black Dog's broad base has established the company as one of the leading publishers in the UK.

CNU is excited to announce that all members at the Urbanist level and above now receive 40% off all Black Dog titles from their catalog!

Ben Brown from the NU Council: "Show me the money! New bumper sticker for the new normal?"

This is a cross-post from Ben Brown's Placeshakers blog:

There hasn’t been a New Urbanist Council gathering for a while. Which is why a lot of pent-up anxiety — and hope — found release in Council sessions in Montgomery, Alabama, October 14-16.

Placeology Hosts Live/Work Image Hunt!

 As part of our new membership benefits, all CNU members at the Urbanist level and above receive a discounted subscription to Placeology, the community-powered image database that makes it easy to find and share high-quality photographs of any ki

Eye on the Street: October 20th, 2011

Parking problems at Fullerton Farmers Market by Art Cueto.





A New Country within an Old Country?

The following is a guest post from renowned architect Leonardo Fajngold, of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fajngold writes of the virtues of urbanism and the opportunities within the current crisis to reorient placemaking towards long-lasting and equitable utility.

Join CNU today; Win a one-year subscription to Orion Magazine

Not a CNU member yet? Sign up today as a CNU Urbanist (or above) and have your name entered into a contest to receive a free one-year subscription to Orion Magazine, one of our new membership benefit publication partners. (All CNU members receive discounted subscriptions to Orion.)

CNU-NE hosts a Panel Discussion: Can Creative Capital Save New England?

The Umbrella of CNU

The discussions surrounding CNU's strategic plan taking shape in illustrated form:

diagram courtesy of Victor Dover