CNU Salons

CNU XV Blog, Part 4: BosTroit

At one of the NextGen small group sessions, I heard a wonderful phrase describing what's going on in Philadelphia and some other cities: "BosTroit"- like Boston downtown (i.e.

CNU XV Blog, Part 3: Nextgen 4

Just finished seeing most of the morning presentations at CNU Nextgen (by Russell Preston and Faith Cable).

CNU XV Blog, Part 2: birdies

I walked from South Philly to the Lowes, and the one noise that really grabbed me was: the birds.

CNU XV Blog, Part 1: bad neighborhoods

A few hours ago, I got off the plane and took the 37 bus to South Philadelphia (where I am visiting a friend for my first couple of days here).

View of CNU XV Site From Camden Waterfront

The PSFS building is Loews Hotel. Bring your binoculars to the 33rd floor!

CNU XV:

CNU Members: After an hour of visiting Camden's NU opportunities, refresh at the new Victors Pub in the luxury Victor Lofts on the waterfront.

NextGen4 offers provocative ideas on the future of New Urbanism

The morning schedule for NextGen4 begins like so:

Can't-miss sights for new urbanists in Philadelphia

Before you leave for CNU XV, make sure that you read up on how to get around Philadelphia, print off a map of CNU XV

Urbane big box photo gallery

Spring has sprung in Chicago, so I've taken the chance to update and expand an online photo gallery of big(ger) box stores around the country that are designed in an "urban," pedestrian friendly way. Next time a big chain retailer tells you that "no, it can't be done," you can respond "yes, it can, and in fact, it has."