It's great to see our members getting well-deserved recognition for their great work:
As CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis draws nigh, an opportunity to help make big plans drops into the laps of Chicago-area new urbanists.
Shelly Banjo's piece in the Wall Street Journal focuses on new communities that strive to be 'green' and reduce sprawl.
The newly reconstituted transit authority in Vancouver is looking to transit-oriented development to play a large role in paying its bills going forward.
Architects, planners, and landscapers, rejoice!
Noah Bierman, in the Boston Globe piece, 'No Big Dig Copycats' notes that the $15 billion dollar tunnel
Two articles in the "Escapes" section of Friday's New York Times highlight beach resorts where New Urbanism is credited with helping to create less hectic, less car dependent places.
A recent AAA study on the costs of car accidents lists the areas with the highest accident costs per capita. (See http://planetizen.com/node/30024 )
For the first time in 16 years (excluding the time after Hurricane Katrina), U.S. gasoline consumption has declined from the previous year.
Lifestyle Magazine has a nice feature on the basics of new urbanism.