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Senate Votes to Maintain Funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities!

An update from Smart Growth America President & CEO Geoff Anderson on this week's Senate vote that preserved funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities! Anderson thanks all who called their Senators and voiced their support for the PSC. And as he writes below, the work continues as the bill moves to the House:

Don’t X Out Public Transportation Day

Our friends at the Metropolitan Planning Council invited CNU to participate in Don't X Out Public Transportation Day here in Chicago. Chicagoans, read below for the details on today's event, courtesy of the MPC. And for those of you outside Chicagoland, find a rally to attend today and tell Congress to maintain funding for public transit!

 

Urgent: Call your Senators TODAY to save the Partnership for Sustainable Communities

The following is an open letter from Smart Growth America President & CEO Geoff Anderson. As the letter states, the time is now for individuals to voice support in making sure that Congress maintains funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities:

CNU 20 Speaker Richard Florida on "Why Cities Matter"

CNU 20 speaker Richard Florida is one on the main minds behind The Atlantic's The Atlantic Cities program. As Florida notes in his piece "Why Cities Matter," he has long felt that our urban areas deserve "the same kind of media playing field that is regularly devoted to subjects like politics, business, entertainment, lifestyle and the rest." Florida and The Atlantic Cities program aim to provide this focus.

Indiantown Sustainable Transportation Network

CNU member Ed Erfurt brings our attention to the Martin County (FL) Community Redevelopment Agency's efforts to develop a sustainable transportation network for Indiantown, a rural community near Lake Okeechobee. See below for further information on The Indiantown Sustainable Transportation Network, and the attached presentation from Ian Lockwood outlining such ideas.

Taken from the Tiger III Indiantown Project Summary:

Eye on the Street: November 3, 2011

Art Cueto points his lens in Berkeley and states," I used to think that 'sustainable gas station' was an oxymoron until I stumbled on this place..."

 

 

 

 

 

Eye on the Street: Friday, October 28, 2011

CNU's own Matt Berggren points his lens on a Portland, OR street.

 

 

 

 

 

Form-Based Redevelopment Plan and Code Adopted for Padre Island

Great news from Padre Island, courtesy of our friends at Gateway Planning:

"If we built cities differently, would people drive less?"

UC-Irvine Professor of Planning, Policy and Design Marlon Boarnet asks the question: "If we built cities differently, would people drive less?

Eye on the Street: September 2, 2011

 

 

 

Reader and photog Sam Goater points his lens on a Petersfield, UK streetscape.