Blogs

From Austin to Evanston, is 'Loose Tower Disease' spreading?

A contentious debate is under way in my hometown, Evanston, Illinois, where developers James Klutznick and Tim Anderson propose building a new condominium tower downtown across Church Street from the

Top Suburban Sprawl Critic Launches Podcast

James Howard Kunstler, Author of "The Geography of Nowhere", Features Weekly on Talk Show

TROY, N.Y. -- One of the world's loudest and funniest critics of suburban sprawl is now podcasting.

NPR Covers the Impact of Urbanism on Driving/Climate Change

NPR ran a great two-part report on the impact of driving on climate change.

Doug Farr, 2030 Challenge

At the final CNU XVI plenary, Chicago architect/planner Doug Farr introduced the 2030 Challenge.

Dhiru Thadani on CNU goals

Dhiru Thadani, CNU board member and principal in the Ayers/Saint/Gross architecture and planning firm, talks about his personal goals -- both for New Urbanism and for his work in India:

The Gourds

Last night one of my favorite bands graced us with their music at the CNU Dinner.

Take a look at China

It is an article of faith among some defenders of the sprawl status quo that China is inevitably trending towards sprawl (thus allegedly proving that the human desire for sprawl is universal).

NCI Charrettes: Bill Lennertz

The National Charrette Institute's Bill Lennertz explains how the collaborative decision-making process of a charrette contributes to New Urbanist approaches:

Video perspectives: Marianne Cusato

Designer Marianne Cusato, part of the original architectural team at the Mississippi Renewal Forum, is known for her design of the first prototype Katrina Cottage.