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The Sprawl Repair Manual Earns Silver Award From The National Association of Real Estate Editors

Congratulations to Galina Tachieva is due!

Webcast of CNU 19's NU101: Introduction to the Principles of New Urbanism

Have you checked in at the CNU Webcast Library yet?

Simply login to your account, and tap into the incredible knowledge base found at CNU 19 and CNU 18 by accessing audio-or-video-enabled webcasts of nearly all the sessions from the event.

Applications Extended for Archeworks 2011-2012 Program

Back in April, we had posted a notice from our friends at Archeworks concerning their application process for their 2011-12 program. In case you missed it, the design organization has extended their application process till August 15th. Read below for the most recent specs from Archeworks on their program:


Eye on the Street: July 20, 2011

A view of Sarah St., South Side Flats, Pittsburgh, PA. (Go Bucs!)






Look Who Just Got Their CNU-A...


...and passed with flying colors too! 




CNU CEO & President John Norquist with his CNU-A Certificate


Dispatches from The Just City: A Ford Forum on Metropolitan Opportunity

Yesterday, New York City played host to the Ford Foundation's The Just City: A Ford Forum on Metropolitan OpportunityThe event brought together urban-minded leaders such as Atla

Driving into a (Bored-)Hole (Tunnel): The Latest on Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

The recent news out of Seattle provides an interesting twist in the continuing Alaskan Way Viaduct saga.

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut Smart Growth Funding


The following comes direct from the Smart Growth America blog, in response to legislation just passed by the House Appropriations Committee:

Spend Your Summer Wisely: Get Your CNU-A



In partnership with the University of Miami School of Architecture, CNU has developed a certification program for members that distinguishes them as CNU-Accredited. CNU-A is an impressive way for members to highlight their expertise and knowledge of New Urbanist principles and stand out among the many planners, architects and designers in the market.

Eye on the Street: July 11, 2011

Today's pic comes from CNU's Heather Smith, who encountered this sign while trying to cross the street. Says Smith, "I personally hate asking for permission to cross the street, but this sign menu is ridiculous.  It makes it seem like crossing the street is very very complicated and should not be attempted."