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CNU XV Blog, Part 11: China and India

John Ellis spoke this afternoon on sprawl-producing policies in China and India. Like America in 1900, China has historically suffered from overcrowding.

Putting Traffic in Its Place: Using the ITE/CNU Design Manual

Now comes the hard part. Putting the new ITE/CNU manual into practice is where--forgive me--the rubber hits the road.

CNU XV Blog, Part 10: highways

This morning, there was a great panel on expressways, focusing on the removal of riverfront expressways that cut off downtowns from rivers.

CNU XV Blog, Part 9: Panel on comprehensive plans

The CNU panel on comprehensive plans contained two very different perspectives: one on planning for a not-yet-built-out semirural area, and the other on planning for a big city.

CNU XV Blog, Part 8: the NIMBY veto

At a panel of developers, someone pointed out that several cities had neighborhood planning boards, and that they were "institutionalized NIMBYism."* I knew that Washington and Atlanta have neighborh

CNU XV Blog, Part 7: Rybczynski speech

Last night at the plenary session, I listened to Witold Rybczynski's keynote speech, which discussed his new book on real estate development (Last Harvest). A few interesting points:

Imprint anything but Light at New Initiatives Forum

Tom Low kicked off the New Initiatives Forum today with a newly emerging idea that is quickly gaining traction within the movement--Light Imprint New Urbanism or LINU.

Witold Rybczynski on New Urbanism

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk introduced Witold Rybczynski as New Urbanism's "gentle critic" Thursday evening in the opening night reception and plenary, and the University of Pennsylvania professor, author

CNU XV Blog, Part 6.5: Does the Trolley Matter?

One issue that came to me after the Girard Avenue trolley tour was: does the trolley matter? Will it really make Brewerytown or Northern Liberties more appealing?

Maybe a Little Congestion Isn't the Worst Thing That Can Happen

Sometimes it helps when the state department of transportation runs out of money.

That's what Allen Biehler, secretary of transportation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seemed to suggest Thursday morning. He was speaking as part of the panel "Putting Traffic in Its Place: Using the New CNU/ITE Manual," one of the NU 202 sessions.