CNU Salons

A Dangerous Ride: Why Melbourne’s Bike Lanes Are Not Promoting A Sustainable Commute

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid

The Indispensable Greenery of Astana, Kazakhstan

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Environmental Law and Road Widening: A New Ruling in Wisconsin

A federal district court in Wisconsin recently ruled that Wisconssin highway officials failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact statement about a proposed highway widening in Milwaukee.  

CITY SPOTLIGHT: The New Urbanist Renaissance of Downtown Redwood City

This post is part of our CITY SPOTLIGHT blog series. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work.

Evidence That Gentrification is Overrated

A recent article in Better Cities points out that while some transit-heavy neighborhoods in Chicago became more expensive (especially those on Chicago's north side) "transit sheds" in Chicago's south and west shed actually lost value relative to the region as a whole.  In other words, rich intown neighborhoods are getting pricier, but poor ones are actually losing value.

Two New Intermodal Stations for Miami, Florida

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Starchitects and The Bilbao Effect: New Urbanism's Role

The employment of “starchitects” in modern cities has seen a drastic change over the past few decades.

Nature & Urbanism: Park City As Biodiverstiy Engine?

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle (as well as six other books), was the keynote speaker at CNU 21, the 21st annual conference of the Congress for the New Urbanism, held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah. CNU 21′s theme was Living Community and Louv’s task was to weave the connection between family, nature and community.

Highlights of CNU 21, Part 2

I saw a few more panels on Friday, and spent much of the weekend visiting Salt Lake City's various neighborhoods.

Sarah Susanka's plenary address contained one line that spoke to me.  She spoke about an "appreciation for space", comparable to an appreciation for music.  I think one reason I don't fit in with my relatives and friends who have gotten used to sprawl is that I have a highly developed, perhaps overdeveloped, sense of space.  My relatives in Atlanta have gotten used to things (such as streets without sidewalks) that horrify me.