CNU Salons

Smart growth must become more demanding, more community-oriented, and greener (literally)

Is it any wonder that neighbors continue to oppose density (oops, I meant "compact development") when what we have been giving them is lousy? We smart growth advocates have gotten lazy.

Nathan Norris from Placemakers debuts Version 2.2 of Smart Growth Schools Report Card

The Smart Growth Schools website http://www.smartgrowthschools.org/about.html is designed to make it easier for people to understand how they can improve their communities and schools by considering i

Sustainable Urbanists should revitalize abandoned cities first.

A recent article on WebUrbanist's blog, "Abandonment: 8 Cities That Might Not Make It" written by "Mike", (no last name listed), makes me think - why can't we revitalize these cities first before buil

It makes sense that the USGBC Redwood Chapter is located in Sonoma Mountain Village.

It is no accident that the USGBC Redwood Chapter,(known as USGBC-REC), is located at Sonoma Mountain Village.

High-Speed urbanism: The push against an airport HSR station in Madison

Thankfully, it seems clear that livability and sustainable transportation planning are part of Obama and DOT head Ray LaHood’s plan for Ameri

Create a PSA for the "Biking Rules!" competition, win $4,000

NYC-based Transportation Alternatives is holding a competition for a PSA that promotes the image of urban cycling and broadcasts its merits to the wider public.

NRDC's Smarter Cities Project Wants Your Input on Sustainability Criteria

As some of you may know, Smarter Cities is an initiative that ranks US cities on a number of key sustainability criteria as well as on overall sustainabili

New Urbanism and Traffic Congestion Relief

Recently I made a presentation on the "Future of Far Suburbs" to a Chicago metro-edge community.

Charlotte case study links street connectivity with faster response time, greater efficiency for emergency services

In the past, New Urbanists and some fire departments have been at odds over street design.