CNU Salons

CNU17 – Landing in Denver

CNU 17 has opened on an optimistic note. Denver is a city born of and grown with optimism, like so many other Western cities.

Top Down or Bottoms Up?

This morning at #CNU17 we heard all about critical importance of bottom-up comprehensive planning for community buy-in on implementation.

Recommend the walking tours!

I took the 3-hour driving tour of Denver at #CNU17 today, and it was wonderful to get out into all the traditional older neighborhoods with wonderful character and architecture.

#CNU17 In Search of a Vision for High-Speed Rail

Here's a change New Urbanists can believe in: The new stimulus program gives 40 percent of the transportation money to rail, and only 60 percent to highways. This is a real shift

#CNU17 Repairing Sprawl in Just a Few (Easy?) Steps

Even if they stopped building sprawl tomorrow, it will still be with us for decades. "We have to live with it."

Marketing Sustainable Communities – Survivalists on the Rise

"You really need to know who you’re speaking to."

#cnu17 Lizz Plater-Zyberk on Coping With Climate Change

The climate change discussion always makes Lizz Plater-Zyberk think of two different aphorisms, she said Wednesday during the DPZ pre-Congress workshop on "Settlements for the 21st Century."

Comprehensive Planning Session

Interesting presentation by Gianni Longo, of ACP Visioning & Planning, and staff and consultants in other cities going through the comp plan process. My notes from the session. #CNU17

Revitalizing Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine (Part 2 - the Neighborhood's Assets)

Last week I wrote the first installment of my miniseries about Cincinnati’s remarkable Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Climate Action Plans: Seeking cities integrating land-use planning

I'm looking for examples of cities that are doing a good job of integrating land-use planning and transportation planning into their municipal climate-action plans. Austin is not!