CNU Salons

Hank Dittmar talks "Building Beautifully" in New Urbanism 202 course at CNU 17

Hank Dittmar thinks you should attend his New Urbanism 202 class, and he wants you to know why.

In the News: Once-bleak Glenwood becomes New Urbanist community

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives some love to Glenwood Park, a new urbanist brownfield redevelopment that won a Charter Award in 2003, offering perspectives from the residents as well as from CN

In the News: John Norquist says I-81 should be removed from downtown Syracuse

Interstate 81 in Syracuse, New York was the subject of a recent lecture as part of the Metropolitan Development Association's annual meeting.

The Stream of Consciousness

e2 is an ongoing PBS series about the economies of being environmentally conscious. e2 transport featured one on the freeway teardown in Seoul, South Korea.

Considering the role of density in smart growth and urbanism

Later this week, I am going to be participating with my friend David Dixon and marketing whiz Laurie Volk in a seminar on development density at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Archite

Virginia Connectivity Standards featured in CNU 17 program

There's been a lot of debate lately about the new Virginia Connectivity Standards are stirring up much debate.

Ellen Dunham-Jones speaks mall retrofits on NPR

To the tune of Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go to the Mall,” Ellen Dunham-Jones recently spoke abo

Prince's Foundation, Urban Design Associates win Scottish Planning Award

A plan for the sensitive growth of a Scottish village by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Enviornment and partners, has won a prestigious “Scottish Award for Quality in Planning”.

Property Value Theory - Some useful terminology and observations on urban property values

I've been developing a theory and some terminology that I find very helpful in explaining urbanism to developers, city officials, and others who "don't get it." Here's the gist of it, at the end you can find a link to my blog if you'd like to read a bit more.

My Favorite Revitalization Story: the Rebirth of Old North St. Louis

My view is that no other single category of activity is more important to sustainable development than revitalization.