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In honor of Labor Day, the Social Justice Minister for First Unitarian of Portland* had three people tell their stories about how this time of transition has affected them and how they’ve been handl

Sensible Ideas from the Right on How Smart Growth and New Urbanism Save Taxpayers Money

Examples such as Reconnecting America's Conservatives and Public Transit by Robert Weyrich and Bill Lind aside, there's been a

Boston's Asian CDC Brings Urban Vision, Fun, and Affordability to Chinatown

Every summer, Boston’s Asian Community Development Corporation has been hosting an informal grassroots Asian film festival in a vacant lot near the city’s Chinatown Gate.

Spatial Enclosure Analysis with GIS

I've been using GIS to help analyze spatial enclosure of existing development by using street centerline data and building footprint data.

Pulitzer winner doesn't have to look Farr for good urbanism

Not all New Urbanism occurs in greenfields or sprawl mall retrofits. It also occurs in cities, strengthening existing urban fabrics.

Retail and Sustainability

Two interesting, but unrelated, observations about the evolving role of retail in society.

Fighting back in the war of words against high-speed rail

Streetsblog's Ryan Avent has become the tireless defender of high-speed rail investment over the past few weeks.

Go Electronic, Go Green: Help CNU Save Paper and Money!

CNU members can now switch to an electronic New Urban News subscription to reduce paper waste and save CNU money.

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