CNU Salons

Making Smart Urbanism Even Greener with LID

My NRDC colleague Rachel Sohmer has produced a wonderful slide show illustrating how low-impact-development techniques for reducing stormwater runoff (sometimes called "green infrastructure") can succ

In Senate committee hearing, advocates link transportation and land use, discredit O'Toole

Streetsblog's Ryan Avent does an excellent job analyzing yesterday's hearing before the Se

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania gives top Commonwealth Award to Looney Ricks Kiss's Florin Hill

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, an organization promoting smart growth policies and development in the state, has announced the winner of its 2009 Charter Awards.

Let's lead the paradigm shift in landscape design and bring back ecosystem services

I rode my bike the few blocks down SW 10th Street in Portland to the Pearl District to take in the excitement of First Thursday gallery openings on a warm summer evening.

Learning From Denver: More Insights from CNU 17

Here's the second of two Austin Chronicle columns on CNU 17:

Developing Stories: Learning From Denver
BY KATHERINE GREGOR
More insights from CNU 17

"Shrinking Cities": Let's Be Careful What We Wish For

Readers of a certain age will remember Joni's Mitchell's iconic anthem "Woodstock," celebrating the famous 1969 music festival (which, incidentally, she did not attend, but I digress).

Tax greenfield development, subsidize infill

I recently ran across a terrific post on T. Caine's sustainability blog Intercon extolling climate change policy to get on the smart growth bandwagon.

Compact, Climate-Friendly, Competitive: Coverage from Austin Chronicle

To restart the economy while saving the planet, the Congress for the New Urbanism advocates traditional neighborhoods for all

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

CNU 17: the reviews roll in (and so do the presentations)

CNU's annual Congress proved to be just what the real estate, planning, and development fields needed — and what the journalists and bloggers who cover those fields were asking for too.