CNU Salons

We shouldn’t need LEED-ND, but we do

For over four years as a Core Committee member representing CNU, I participated in the drafting of LEED-ND. It was mind-numbing, complicated, and tedious.

Urbanism is value: Higher Walk Score means higher neighborhood home values

Thanks to a new report put out by CEO's For Cities, there's further statistical evidence for what New Urbanists have been saying for quite a while: people

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