CNU Salons

Railway carriage charm: has high-speed rail’s moment arrived?

With very few exceptions, city-to-city travel in the US by rail is, if available at all, generally slow and inconvenient outside of the Northeast.

What to do with dying shopping malls

Fifty years after it was first conceptualized, the American shopping mall is dying off.

WSJ March 7, 2009: "A Hole Grows in Brooklyn" Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Debacle

Now officials have a mess on their hands. The development got just far enough to do considerable damage to the neighborhood without progressing far enough to do any good...

Technology Tools for Transportation Networks

Forbes Magazine and Carol Colleta at CEOs for Cities picked up on a recent study by INRIX, a Seattle-area tech firm with surprising things to say about traffic congestion.

Next American Vanguard conference

Our friends at Next American City are hosting the Next American Vanguard conference in Washington D.C. May 20-21.

The Full System of Sustainability: Sonoma Mountain Village

'Green' living sometimes feels like all the craze these days. Cars, cosmetics, furniture, packaging, and buildings are just a few common items marketed and sold as 'sustainable' products.

Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA

A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency documents a dramatic shift in the pattern of new development

Serenbe agri-village: green, charming and rural.. or is that exurban?

A travel feature in the Sunday NYT on Serenbe not only caught the attention of new urbanists -- it's currently the Times third

Philly: Mayor Nutter proceeds with waterfront plan

By Inga Saffron Inquirer Architecture Critic