CNU Salons

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

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2008 Gas prices latest worry for real estate market.

The financial burden of longer commutes makes homes in outlying areas that are already reeling even less attractive.

North Carolina Plans for Growth

A great effort initiated by CNU member Ben Brown!

Honda's new fuel cell car hits the streets

Honda's new FCX Clarity, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car, is rolling off assembly lines in Japan, and on its way to celebrity c

Rail rides a run of good news

The week that ended with a Friday the 13th was filled with rather good news for the transit and train mavens (and Cubs fans) among us.

Simply Enough, Affordable Apartments in High-Rent Locations

In this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, John King addresses the issue of finding affordable housing in a high-rent location for residents who have a lower income than the area's average clie