CNU Salons

#CNU18 Finding the right political language

Is "livability" a reckless extravagance under current economic conditions? Too purely aesthetic? Not practical enough? And what about "sustainability"? It's become the accepted language of many in the political class, as well as enlightened designers and builders. But it's not everybody's language.

This language gap surfaced during the Thursday session "Vision California: Climate Change Metrics and Mandates for Changes."

#CNU18: Some hot stats on health and the built environment

A cyclist can travel 3.5 miles on the energy of a 350-calorie slice of pizza. A car can go 100 feet.

#CNU18 Spirit of change rolls In on two wheels as CNU 18 opens

The spirit of transformational change rolled in on two wheels Wednesday night at the opening plenary of CNU 18 at Atlanta's famed Tabernacle Theater.

Food, Energy, Transportation, Urban Design, Climate for an Eternity without Oil!

2. The specific challenges that we must all address are A) the production of food without petroleum – there were approximately 100 million Americans in 1915 and 21.5 million horses (≅5:1) to help

Dense and Beautiful Stormwater Management

Dense and Beautiful Stormwater Management
By Laurence Aurbach
Ped Shed Blog, Friday May 14, 2010
http://pedshed.net/?p=270

Illinois a signature away from adopting CNT's Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

Although they're still dithering when it comes to fixing Illinois' sinking financial ship, our General Assembly did something right this session: On April 27, 2010, the House passed legislation ado

Housing market strengthens for smart growth: dramatic new data from the DC area

The housing market is trending ever more dramatically toward smart growth. A look at recent home sales data in the Washington, DC metro area shows how.

A One Stop Shop for Sustainability?

Please add your thoughts to the discussion on my Sustainable Industries blog: A One Stop Shop for Sustainability? http://shar.es/m5rSv

Buy This Book at CNU 18 - Have Your Library Purchase It Too!

Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature by Douglas Farr