CNU Salons

Form Based Code and Recovery of Hydrologic Function in Urbanized Watersheds

We are a research team from Virginia Tech.

Our postulates:

Building more sustainable cities is a good thing
Much new re-development and densification is being based on NU principles

NU principles drive revitalization plans in Rockford, IL

The Rockford Register Star recently profiled the efforts of Montreal-based planning fir

Obama administration shows promise with location-efficient mortgage reform

DC Streets Blog had an important follow-up from last week's CNU Statement on Fannie Mae and Fre

Brookings: Fastest growing poverty rates occur in suburbs

In places where sprawl without smart regional planning continues its inexorable march outward (and with it its expensive, car-dependent attitude), it is unsurprising that these areas might also see ma

CNU Fact Check: What War on Suburbia?

UPDATE: The original story stated falsely that Senator-Elect Scott Brown gained 11 points over the McCain vote statewide. The actual number is 16.

Call to "Build Back Better" in Haiti echoes post-Katrina message in Gulf States

Today, crews made up of both international relief workers and self-organized Haitians are struggling mightily to rest

CNU members cause Twitter Sensation

Congratulations to CNU members — and CNU too — who helped make New Urbanism one of the leading source of urban tweets in 2009.

‘Urbany’ named a crucial trend for 2010

Trendwatching.com, a consumer trends firm, has named “Urbany” one of their top trends to watch in the upcoming year.

NY Times: Do walkable neighborhoods increase real estate value?

Whether it's streets arranged to form small walkable blocks or mixed-use development designed to make sidewalks a vibrant and welcoming setting for daily interaction, good urbanism is at the heart of

LEED awards show why ‘green’ criteria need reform

The US Green Building Council, which NRDC and CNU both support and to which we donate lots of staff time, including mine, is a terrific organization that has done a lot for the environment and arguabl