CNU Salons

Nation's First Anti-Sprawl Legislation Adopted in California

L.A. Times: "California is about to adopt the nation's first legislation to control planet-warming gases by curbing sprawl.

The Horror of Highways cont'd, The Educational Tradeoff: Easy Driving or Easy Breathing

The University of Cincinnati has just completed an air pollution that takes another look at highway placement with respect to our daily patterns of living.

Architect to head Planning Agency. Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Makes Good on Pledge to CNU XV

Mayor Nutter, who has vowed to make urban design a priority again in Philadelphia, has picked Alan Greenberger to oversee the City Planning Commission, selecting an architect with planning experience

Moving forward, cutting back

Eoin O'Carroll, of the Christian Science Monitor, writes about how Americans are continuing to cut back on driving, despite finding a little relief from gas prices.

Dallas insulated from housing downturn?

In a story on NPR's "Morning Edition", Dallas-area realtor Jeff Updike suggests that much of Texas's residential real estate market has been insulated from the recent downturn, because of a more cauti

New York Times Health: Highways Linked to Preterm Births

A recent Canadian study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that "compared with living in a wealthy neighborhood farther away, living in a wealthy neighborhood with

Washington Post, Obama Highlight Smart Growth

According to this Washington Post Editorial, "the silver lining in the spike in gasoline prices is that it has focused the public on the links among global warming, sustainable communities and transpo

WorldChanging: Failing Malls and the New Urbanist Solution

In this article by WorldChanging contributor Morgan Greenseth, New Urbanism is tagged as a creative solution to the wave of failing malls across the country.

CNU 17 - Call for Academic Papers Now Open

Every year, the Congress for the New Urbanism invites academic paper submissions for presentation at the annual Congress.

Congested roads? That'll be $7.3 billion, please

If you've ever wondered -- while sitting in traffic on the highway, crawling forward a few feet before stomping the brakes once again as dozens of little red lights wink in front of you -- just what y