CNU Salons

What if Jane Jacobs had directed "Slumdog"?

Is the slum in the title of the wildly popular Oscar contender Slumdog Millionaire a fetid, altogether inhospitable place that any reasonable person would try desperately to escape?

New Urbanists see ally in HUD Secretary Donovan

Shaun Donovan set out an impressive agenda for HUD at his speech last week to the NYU Furman Center

Seaside's Regulating Code Poster

Is the Seaside regulating code poster available in electronic form anywhere on the Internet?

How where we live affects how much we drive and what we can afford, illustrated

The Urban Land Institute has produced a remarkable report that examines in depth how where we live affects how much we drive, and consequently how much we must spend on transportation and housing.

Stimulate and Harness Neighborhood Value, Urban Sage David Lewis Advises Obama

Like Jane Jacobs, David Lewis held to a resolute belief in the power of traditio

Mayors' Institute on City Design

Philadelphia is this season's venue for the Mayors' Institute on City Design, a sort of traveling university that was created to teach urban mayors about the role design plays in infrastructure and re

Beyond the stimulus: whither communities in the next transportation bill?

I am immensely grateful to my colleagues at NRDC and in the broader smart growth movement for being on top of what's been going on in the stimulus negotiations, particularly with respect to transporta

Teams Meet to Plan Atlanta’s Future for Healthy Aging

Continuing the Atlanta Regional Comission Charrette a panel of experts from the National Center of Healthy Aging, the Wesley Woods Geriatric Center and the Department of Community Health discussed ba