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Architect to head Planning Agency. Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Makes Good on Pledge to CNU XV

Mayor Nutter, who has vowed to make urban design a priority again in Philadelphia, has picked Alan Greenberger to oversee the City Planning Commission, selecting an architect with planning experience

Moving forward, cutting back

Eoin O'Carroll, of the Christian Science Monitor, writes about how Americans are continuing to cut back on driving, despite finding a little relief from gas prices.

Dallas insulated from housing downturn?

In a story on NPR's "Morning Edition", Dallas-area realtor Jeff Updike suggests that much of Texas's residential real estate market has been insulated from the recent downturn, because of a more cauti

New York Times Health: Highways Linked to Preterm Births

A recent Canadian study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that "compared with living in a wealthy neighborhood farther away, living in a wealthy neighborhood with

Washington Post, Obama Highlight Smart Growth

According to this Washington Post Editorial, "the silver lining in the spike in gasoline prices is that it has focused the public on the links among global warming, sustainable communities and transpo

WorldChanging: Failing Malls and the New Urbanist Solution

In this article by WorldChanging contributor Morgan Greenseth, New Urbanism is tagged as a creative solution to the wave of failing malls across the country.

CNU 17 - Call for Academic Papers Now Open

Every year, the Congress for the New Urbanism invites academic paper submissions for presentation at the annual Congress.

Congested roads? That'll be $7.3 billion, please

If you've ever wondered -- while sitting in traffic on the highway, crawling forward a few feet before stomping the brakes once again as dozens of little red lights wink in front of you -- just what y

Texas DOT fesses up about endless subsidies for highways — will Wisconsin be next?

If you've ever been in an argument with a highway booster who claims that highways "pay for themselves" through gas tax receipts while transit requires dreaded "ongoing subsidies," you'll appreciate t

Wall Street Journal, Front Page, August 2, 2008

After the Bubble,
Ghost Towns
Across America
Half-Built Subdivisions
Are Lonesome Places;
'There's Just No Noise'
By ALEX ROTH
August 2, 2008; Page A1