CNU Salons

CNU XV Blog, Part 12: Duany on cities vs. suburbs

This afternoon, Andres Duany spoke about the relationship between cities and suburbs.

A Session on Parking Packs 'Em In

What does this say about the importance of parking as an issue for New Urbanists?

Wrestling Again With the Affordability Issue

Does New Urbanism have anything to contribute to national efforts to develop better housing for the less affluent?

CNU XV Blog, Part 11: China and India

John Ellis spoke this afternoon on sprawl-producing policies in China and India. Like America in 1900, China has historically suffered from overcrowding.

Putting Traffic in Its Place: Using the ITE/CNU Design Manual

Now comes the hard part. Putting the new ITE/CNU manual into practice is where--forgive me--the rubber hits the road.

CNU XV Blog, Part 10: highways

This morning, there was a great panel on expressways, focusing on the removal of riverfront expressways that cut off downtowns from rivers.

CNU XV Blog, Part 9: Panel on comprehensive plans

The CNU panel on comprehensive plans contained two very different perspectives: one on planning for a not-yet-built-out semirural area, and the other on planning for a big city.

CNU XV Blog, Part 8: the NIMBY veto

At a panel of developers, someone pointed out that several cities had neighborhood planning boards, and that they were "institutionalized NIMBYism."* I knew that Washington and Atlanta have neighborh

CNU XV Blog, Part 7: Rybczynski speech

Last night at the plenary session, I listened to Witold Rybczynski's keynote speech, which discussed his new book on real estate development (Last Harvest). A few interesting points: