CNU Salons

Light Rail is Good for the Health of Cities and Residents

Many people know that a healthy public transit system is vital to the health of an urban area, but who knew this relationship extended to the health of residents? A study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that users of Light Rail (LRT) lost an average of 6.45lbs (for a person 5'5" tall) after they began using the train regularly.

Wanted: Your Input

One of the greatest things about CNU is the wealth of knowledge, creativity, and experience of our members. Every year we get together to exchange ideas about creating healthy, viable, sustainable, and enjoyable communities at the Annual Congress. These events give us a forum to talk about the future of urbanism, develop and refine solutions, and network with like-minded individuals.

Ocean Springs Honored for Park and Beach Plans

On Wednesday, June 30th, the city of Ocean Springs was honored in Biloxi during the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) annual conference. The city's "Front Beach Master Plan and Fort Maurepas Park" was one of the 2010 Municipal Excellence Award winners.

Financing the Evolution of the Built Environment

Financing the Evolution of the Built Environment http://shar.es/mKI1F
MaryVogel | June 21, 2010 originally posted to Sustainable Industries blog where it has photos and links

"I suppose it was a tragic thing that the New Urbanists made themselves hostage to the same banking system that was behind suburban sprawl."

"Mayors Institute" Model Comes to Israel (With a Little Help from CNU)

Aiming to import the success of the Mayors Institute on City Design — the National Endowment for the Arts program that has helped prepare more than 800 US Mayors over 24 years to be the "chief urban designers of their cities" — the Movement for Israeli Urbanism hosted the inaugural class of the Israeli Mayors’ Institute on City Renewal from June 1-3 in Tsefat and Tel Aviv.

Get More (Much More) From Those Road Dollars, Norquist Advises Congress

When a key House subcommittee delved into an important topic this week — how federal transportation programs can support "context-sensitive solutions" designed around the full range of needs of people and their neighborhoods, rather than just the needs of their automobiles — CNU's John Norquist submitted written test

Congress has new guide for switch to livable, high-performance street networks, experts testify at House hearing

U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio chaired a timely hearing of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation Committee today.

Our Bodies, Our Cars

Report on CNU18 in this week's Austin Chronicle:

"Driving makes you fat."

Our Bodies, Our Cars

"Driving makes you fat."

Beyond BRT (which does not mean what you think it means)

Big Red Trucks have been staples of North American fire departments for decades, even on emergency medical calls rather than working fires.