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CNU London Transportation Summit Notes

Since I'm living in Europe this year, what better time to attend the CNU Transportation Summit in London?

CNU London Transportation Summit Gets Off to Fast Start

Today's 2007 Transportation Summit hosted by the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment opened with a

CNU London Transportation Summit Gets Off to Fast Start

Today's 2007 Transportation Summit hosted by the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment opened with a s

Builders Return to Class for Lessons in ‘Green’ NY Times 11/11/07

Building “green” is not that simple.

A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale, NY Times, 11/04

Last year, there were twice as many people in the 25-to-39 age group moving into the city as leaving, according to Charles Rynerson, a demographer with the Population Research Center at Portland State

A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale, NY Times, 11/04

Last year, there were twice as many people in the 25-to-39 age group moving into the city as leaving, according to Charles Rynerson, a demographer with the Population Research Center at Portland State

Mayors, Looking to Cities’ Future, Are Told It Must Be Colored Green: NY Times, 11/03/07

Cities that are “walkable,” workable and livable add up to the “s” word: sustainable.

Is California Ready for New Urbanism?

Leaders from CNU's Southern and Northern California chapter groups participated in a debate at the APA California chapter's annual conference earlier this month about whether California is ready to turn around it's development patterns. The consensus? The state still has a long way to go.

CNU Board Visits Unique Urban Home

Austin, Texas is a city known for its unique people and settings. In this ever-evolving and "weird" place, people are constantly innovating their own swatches of the urban fabric.

Buffalo City Council Unanimous in Opposing the Expansion of Waterfront Highway, Local Groups Form Buffalo Waterfront Coalition

CNU's effort to enable urbanism on Buffalo's downtown waterfront continues to build momentum. This week, the Buffalo City Council asked the State to delay the awarding of construction contracts that would maintain the embanked Route 5 freeway and expand a major frontage road on the Outer Harbor. Councilmembers state that the current NYSDOT plan does not promote long-term economic development because it maintains the main barrier to the waterfront -- the elevated freeway. Instead, they call for a single, at-grade boulevard that would be complemented with a system of streets and blocks to set the stage for the building of valuable urban neighborhoods. Read more about the Council's decision in the Buffalo News article, "Buffalo council unanimous in opposing high-speed Southtowns Connector."