CNU Salons

Energy Costs in the Distant Suburbs

In this article from the New York Times, Peter Goodman touches upon the notion that city life, which can be unappealing to some, is now becoming more practical, particularly to those who no longer wan

CNU on CNN: Norquist Touts Location Efficiency on "Issue #1"

As Americans are rousted from our collective 50-year torpor by ever-rising gasoline prices, newspapers and television stations around the country are finally realizing what we've known for a long t

New to the Affordability Initiative!

As part of our Affordability Initiative, Congress for the New Urbanism is beginning a continuing series on various issues in affordable housing.

Energy Prices Spurring "Reversal of Desirability"

Great article by Peter Goodman in today's New York Times, "Rethinking the Country

EPA grant is now official

I'm pleased to say that the U.S.

The Housing Bubble Collapses Inward

In an article for Standard and Poor’s, economist David Stiff argues that the trend of rapid outward urbanization prevalent during the housing bubble may not return with as much vigor, even as the re

Nutter speech inspires city planners. Friday, June 20, Philadelphia Inquirer

In the first major policy speech of his five-month-old administration, Mayor Nutter presented a pitch-perfect vision on a subject that rarely gets people's hearts racing: planning and zoning...That Nu

Demographic Changes, High Gasoline Prices Fuel Demand for Urban Living

In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, Jonathan Karp suggests that rising fuel costs and a desire to abandon the suburban culture of the previous half-century is causing both baby boomers and

CRA/LA, Largest Redevelopment Agency in the Nation, Goes “Green”

According to a recent release on their website, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), has decided to move forward with its ambitious Healthy Neighborhoods Policy.

Oil prices fuel fury from the pulpit. Some clergy question the car's role in society. L.A. Times, June 17, 2008

In houses of worship nationwide, preachers are railing against the forces of energy evil, and congregations are praying for lower fuel prices.Religious leaders are struggling to help their members cop