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photo - Victor Dover.

Same Study, Different Year - The 2011 TTI Urban Mobility Report

Last week saw the release of the Texas Transportation Institute's 2011 Urban Mobility Report.

Occupy Sprawl: Easier, Faster and More Productive

DPZ's Galina Tachieva puts the recent Wall Street protests into the context of the scourge of sprawl:

Inspired by the recent popular discontent expressed so colorfully on Wall Street, I offer this proposal: Occupy Sprawl! 

Introducing the CNU iPhone App

Enjoy CNU on-the-go with our new iPhone app. Keep tabs throughout the day on CNU Salons, News, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr feeds.


Scan the QR code or simply enter on your iPhone device.

Libertyville, IL: "Where Small Houses Mean Brisk Sales"

The School Street Libertyville development in Libertyville, IL is the subject of the below piece from Marketwatch. Watch this community take off and design its way out of economic malaise:

CNU Founding Executive Director Peter Katz is now the Planning Director for Arlington Country, VA

Congrats to Peter Katz, the former executive director of CNU, and recent appointee as the Planning Director for Arlington County, VA. The following press release comes courtesy of Arlington County website, and can be accessed directly here:

CNU Board Member Dhiru Thadani To Deliver the 10th Annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design

CNU Board Member Dhiru Thadani will deliver the tenth annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Pittsburgh on Monday, 3 October 2011, at 6:00 p.m.

Back to School with CNU-A: New Continuing Ed Partners; New Exam; Upcoming Registration

It's back to school time with CNU-A. CNU-A is the accreditation program that gives CNU members a distinguished credential that highlights their expertise and knowledge of New Urbanist principles, and allows them to stand out among the many planners, architects and designers in the market.

Open Streets on State Street

Thanks to the Chicago Loop Alliance and the Active Transportation Alliance,  that great street State St. is set to become a pedestrian paradise on Saturday, October 1st. All you need to bring is your feet! Read below for the full specs:


Open Streets on State Street

Saturday, October 1

10 AM – 3 PM

State Street from Lake to Van Buren