CNU Salons

Why Rate Neighborhood Design?

This essay discusses the reasons for neighborhood ratings, which can be grouped into six broadly overlapping categories: communication, recognition, planning, marketing, research and investing.

Gulf Coast Town Lauded for its Patience in Rebuilding

In the January 24th edition of the South Mississippi Sun-Herald, readers gained an insight into the complexity and urgency with which the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast is taking place.

Charter Awards Jury Meets in Miami

This January, the jury for 2008's CNU Charter Awards met in beautiful Miami, Florida, to judge entries and ultimately award the brightest and best of this year's projects.

The contrarian myth

For some reason, defenders of the sprawl status quo are often referred to as "contrarian." For example, if you google "Joel Kotkin" and "contrarian" you get 498 hits.

Campbell Soup says it's determined to stay in Camden. Sprawling Office Campus plans ignore transportation assets.

Campbell Soup, the last Fortune 500 company in Camden, suffered a severe blow to its plans to create a 110-acre office park on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard when a judge invalidated its development pla

Car Culture Is Fading?

Below are two stories I came across this week that point toward a shift away from car culture.

Doug Farr on Smart City Radio

Doug Farr discusses Sustainable Urbanism, LEED for Neighborhood Development, and the 2030 Community Challenge with Smart City Radio's Carol Coletta.

Transit, Density Sustain Communities in Difficult Housing Market

As we experience a poor housing market in America, it's important to consider the geography of areas both losing and gaining property value. The

Judge invalidates Campbell Soup expansion plan approval

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 By RENEE WINKLER Courier-Post Staff
CAMDEN

Eco-Villages and Urbanism

A concept that offers exciting new options for sustainable urban renewal in U.S. cities.