CNU Salons

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.

Obama: All aboard high-speed rail

Proving he is serious about (finally) developing high-speed rail in the United States, President Obama Thursday released his Vision

Freeway Loops or Street Networks?

Mary Newsom of the Charlotte Observer, writing on her blog "The Naked City", posted this thorough argument agai

Giving New Meaning to “Green Transit”

In the US, we tend to think of public transportation as inherently green, which of course it is compared to our addiction to driving.

When the market recovers, smartly located urbanism will claim a larger share. Here's why.

Even before the recession began, the market for residential and commercial property in the US was changing away from a model of unmitigated suburban sprawl and toward one of more central locations, ur