CNU Salons

CNU XVI – The Art and Science of Great Streets

One of the many good things about CNU XVI was that there was so much going on, so many good panels, that it was easy to find interesting topics about which to write.

Look Inside for CNU XVI files!

Forgot to scribble down that crucial little statistic or quote from a great presentation at CNU XVI? Still regret having to choose between three fascinating panels on Friday afternoon?

Hartford, New Haven Contemplate Freeway Teardown

Norman Garrick, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Transportation and Urban Planning at the University of Connecticut, and CNU Board member poste

More sprinklers, narrower streets?

Sprinklers are the key to greater flexibility from the fire service, says Capt. Frank Kinnier, an assistant fire marshal with Chesterfield County (Va.) Fire & EMS.

New Urbanism and transit

NOTE: This is cross-posted as a reply to this post at The Overhead Wire blog.

More evidence that sprawl means more pollution

Edward Glaeser of Harvard and Matt Kahn of UCLA have a new study out, showing that sprawling cities really do consume more energy and pollute more. Some of their conclusions:

Local Austin News Coverage of CNU XVI

Here's a series of clips from local Austin news outlets covering CNU XVI. Thanks "russrhea" for posting to YouTube!

From Austin to Evanston, is 'Loose Tower Disease' spreading?

A contentious debate is under way in my hometown, Evanston, Illinois, where developers James Klutznick and Tim Anderson propose building a new condominium tower downtown across Church Street from the

Top Suburban Sprawl Critic Launches Podcast

James Howard Kunstler, Author of "The Geography of Nowhere", Features Weekly on Talk Show

TROY, N.Y. -- One of the world's loudest and funniest critics of suburban sprawl is now podcasting.

NPR Covers the Impact of Urbanism on Driving/Climate Change

NPR ran a great two-part report on the impact of driving on climate change.