CNU Salons

From Beaches to Pine Barrens, a Study Puts Values on New Jersey’s Natural Assets NY Times, Monday, May 21

By PAM BELLUCK, NY TIMES MONDAY, MAY 21,2007

The report, by economists commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, tries to put a dollar value on the state’s natural resources, from the Jersey Shore to the Kittatinny Mountains, to places like, well, Weehawken.

CNU XV Days 4 & 5: Follow the Congress as It Happens

Saturday sessions at the 15th annual CNU Congress kicked off with the morning plenary presentation of the much-admired Swedish architect Kjell Forshed, who contributed so much to the design of the cri

CNU XV Blog, Part 15: Environmental Issues

On Sunday, the last few panelists focused in varying degrees on environmental issues.

"Why Do Our Buildings Look Like Crap?"

That surely gets the prize for the most provocative session title at CNU XV.

CNU XV Day 3: Follow the Congress as It Happens

A busy Friday at the 15th annual CNU Congress was sandwiched between two popular plenary sessions. Peter Calthorpe’s evening presentation updated arguments for regional visioning.

Charter Awardees take honors

Some photos from the 2007 Charter Awards ceremony on Friday.

Something Even Worse Than a Cul-de-Sac Subdivision

What a surprise. It turns out that from a New Urbanist perspective, there is something worse than the cul-de-sac subdivision that leaves all its inhabitants dependent on their cars.

CNU XV Blog, Part 14: Politics at the Plenary

The plenary session Saturday night was devoted to national politics, both British and American.

CNU XV Blog, Part 13: fire departments and skinny streets

For most of Saturday morning and early afternoon I was at historic Mikveh Israel synagogue (www.mikvehisrael.org), site of America's second oldest (I think) Jewish congregation- so I missed more CNU s