CNU Salons

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

Session: The Other Illness

For many CNUers, the Congress is a time to rendezvous with like-minded people, inspire each other, catch up on news, and feel motivated by how much the New Urbanist movement has accomplished.

Congress Impressions: Interview with Some NextGen-ers

We interviewed some of the conference attendees to get their feedback on this year's Congress.

Congress Impressions: Interview with Howard Katz

We interviewed some of the conference attendees to get their feedback on this year's Congress.

Name: Howard Katz

Occupation: Law School Professor, Charlotte School of Law

Funky Manayunk Tour

There are ghosts in Manayunk. This once-thriving mill town northwest of Philadelphia died in the mid-1960s when the King of Prussia Mall was built about 12 miles away.

Civic Ecology---Village Green/Green Village

A cluster of comments emerged as a common theme about simple ways to win support for environmentally-sound projects.

Everybody Loves Ed (and is roused by the regional message of Calthorpe and Barnett)

At last night's plenary session, Richard Barnett was honored with the prestigious Athena Award for his contribution to the revival of urbanism.

Water in Jail

Water in jail.

They call them “detention basins” for a reason.

Old City Tour

William Penn, the Quaker who in 1682 established the new city of Philadelphia based on the concept of religious freedom, was no urbanist.