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a new argument for the road lobby

One argument I've seen a lot of in the media runs as follows: "Even though we've increased road space again and again in city after city, we still haven't done enough because road space has not kept up with vehicle miles traveled." What doesn't smell right about this argument?

A Speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to the British Home Builders Federation

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to mark a joint initiative between The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment and the Home Builders Federation, Shoreditch, London

1st February 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so glad that you could join me today.

Philadelphia, site of CNU XV, Brainstorming Exercise produced reams of ideas for improving the Philly waterfront.

Since the plan is being crafted with political realities in mind, it will include several "quick-hit projects" that can be completed in short order, said Praxis director Harris Steinberg. The next mayor could announce his first effort in November and have something to show the public by the spring.

Camden New Jersey's Fairview Neighborhood on CNU XV Program, in the news, Camden Courier-Post 3/6/07

Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Re: "New urbanism has potential in region" (editorial, Feb. 16).

The new urbanism concept is growing every day in this country. One of the best examples of new urbanism living is in Camden. Read CP 3/06/07 Editorial: http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070306/OPI...

Take CNU's fun new quiz!

CNU has developed a short quiz based on the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism. Members who score well will be recognized here at CNU.org. Let us know what you think about it -- too easy? weird questions?

Lowe's launches Katrina Cottage site

Lowe's home improvement stores recently began deliveries of Cusato Katrina Cottages to 30 retail stores in the Gulf Coast area.

Congestion Relief?

Seems like Phoenix and Atlanta can only think of adding lanes - paving
over everything - as a way to deal with congestion. Doubt if they ever
heard of New Urbanism?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-28-freeway-inside_x.htm

More amenities, hold the square footage - trends for the 2015 home?

Staff writer Jerry W. Jackson gives us a glimpse into the coming decade's homebuilding trends in his February 9 Orlando Sentinel article. From his article we learn that the ballooning square footage trends we've seen over the past three decades will probably level off in years to come; however, such hi-tech ammenities as coffee centers and iris-scan security systems are on the rise. Green trends look promising too, as greater supply brings down prices.

Camden, New Jersey is on the CNU XV Program

Camden, New Jersey is the greatest challenge New Urbanism will ever face. Camden has the highest poverty rate in the nation. It's urban landscape is horribly bleak. Yet it arguably has the best undeveloped location assets in the country.

UTAH COUNTY’S FIRST TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD

JACK JOHNSON COMPANY DESIGNS MAPLETON VILLAGE,
UTAH COUNTY’S FIRST TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD

PARK CITY, UTAH (November 23, 2006) – Jack Johnson Company, in conjunction with Presidio Capital LLC, is proud to announce Mapleton Village as one of Utah County’s new neighborhood additions, an impressive example of the increasing popularity of traditional neighborhood design in the United States.