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"Truly," it's new urbanism

One of the more puzzling little themes in several recent "attacks" on New Urbanism is that the critics simultaneously embrace New Urbanists' works as their own, lovingly portraying them as examples of their own (wholly original!) planning philosophy. Joel Kotkin's idea borrowing is most obvious with his report on the "New Suburbanism" -- the examples of which include designs and projects by none other than CNU founders Peter Calthorpe and Andres Duany.

Buzz growing as Motown’s Downtown Population Grows, learn more at CNU XV's Detroit Sessions

Corey Williams documents the growing demand for retail in Downtown Detroit in the Detroit Free Press on May 5 in »

Camden: Campbells Soup World Headquarters Campus in Camden, New Jersey

This picture is representative of entire Campbells World HQ complex in Camden,New Jersey.

For more on Camden, go to: www.CamdenNewJersey.org

Picture: Sears Building, Camden, New Jersey

Picture of the Sears Building in Camden, New Jersey, site of contentious real estate devlopment issue.

From his grave, ten minutes by subway from CNU XV, Walt Whitman challenges New Urbanists

From his Grave in Camden, New Jersey, Walt Whitman's Challenge to XV New Urbanists.
Talk a 1/2 mile picture walk from the Hi Speed Rail Rand Transportation Center, to the waterfront. In this aprox. 15 minute walk, passing Walt Whitman's House, a National Landmark, you will see New Urbanism's greatest challenges and opportunities.

From Camden, U.S.A."s Poorest City: a blow Friday night to the Campbell Soup Co.'s plan, a $72 million expanded world HQ

The city historic preservation commission dealt a blow Friday night to the Campbell Soup Co.'s plans to build a $72 million expanded world headquarters and office park here.

Saturday, May 5, 2007
By ALAN GUENTHER

Green Building and New Development in Seattle Neighborhood

A new two-part E&E story discusses the partnerhsip between the U.S. Green Building Council, Seattle Housing Authority, and New Urbanists to rebuild High Point - a once-blighted Seattle neighborhood. As detailed in part one, High Point's rebuilding efforts include 1,600 green-built houses (now half complete) that vary in price and aesthetic. In rebuilding, the neighborhood will include mixed-use zoning - something that is increasingly illegal in newly-built communities.

CAMDEN NJ The stakes will be high tonight as preservationists fight to save the Sears building at 1300 Admiral Wilson Blvd.

Friday, May 4, 2007

By ALAN GUENTHER
Courier-Post Staff

CAMDEN
The stakes will be high tonight as preservationists fight to save the old Sears building at 1300 Admiral Wilson Blvd.At risk is Campbell's plan to build a $72 million world headquarters, along with 1,700 local jobs and more than $1.3 million the company pays in lieu of taxes to the city each year.

Say Hello to New Urbanism and Goodbye to Commuting

Here is an excerpt from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette featuring Andres Duany discussing how broadband can complement New Urbanist communities. The article quoted Andres saying Telecommuting can be a lonely lifestyle, but a well-designed neighborhood should provide enough social interaction. Telecommuters can take a break at a local coffee shop or work from there on a laptop.

"Designing Cities for People"

More than just a New Urbanist priority, urban sustainability and livability are issues examined by Lester R. Brown of the Earth Policy Institute in his recent book Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. In this excerpt, Brown compares transportation priorities of the world’s cities – both auto-centric and transit-based - and how transportation planning is affecting the environment and quality of life in those places. Recognizing that a “new urbanism” has emerged to respond to the immobility of automobiles in cities, Brown highlights Bogota as a major city that has successfully revitalized its streets and public spaces for pedestrian-use.