CNU Salons

The Unraveling of the Suburban Fringe

BusinessWeek reports: "Annual price changes in most of the largest metro areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, followed a similar pattern: Values were most stable within a 10-mile radius of the center of the city

Walk Score Announces America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Today Walk Score unveiled its rankings of the 2,508 most walkable neighborhoods in the United States. This is a great resource from Walk Score, and a fun one to boot.

Sign the Petition: Improve America's Walk Score

In partnership with Transportation for America, Walk Score has created an online petition to tell Congress to support walking, biking and transit in the 2009 Transp

Video: CEOs for Cities' Driven to the Brink

Check out this fun video from CEOs for Cities:

Fore!-warned is Fore!-armed?

While the news of late is enough to make misanthropy seem a pretty reasonable philosophy, it's nice to see that despite all ou

Driving Down Real Estate: Will Higher Commuting Costs Kill the Suburbs?

In an interview for NPR in 2005, Daniel McGinn boasted "[My commute] may be the most profitable part of my day." In this Newsweek article, McGinn describes the effects that rising fuel costs have had

The Continuing Story of the Buffalo Skyway

Buffalo Business First reports that the debate over what to do with the antiquated Skyway freeway in downtown Buffalo is beginning to stall.

The Myth of the Gas Tax

This study from the Texas DOT or TxDOT seeks to challenge the idea that the gas tax pays the entire cost of roads. The methodology they employ is pretty interesting.

HSBC Seeks USGBC's Gold Certification for new Mettawa Headquarters, Benfield reacts

Planning Stages - Chicago Business: " (Crain's) — In a boost to the suburban commercial real estate market, HSBC North America Holdings Inc.

CNU XVI Open Source Congress report available

For those who attended CNU XVI's Open Source Congress and would like to view the results, the Final Report is now available on CNU XVI's website site.