CNU Salons

Another cost of car dependency

A recent AAA study on the costs of car accidents lists the areas with the highest accident costs per capita. (See http://planetizen.com/node/30024 )

WSJ: Americans Consuming Less Gasoline

For the first time in 16 years (excluding the time after Hurricane Katrina), U.S. gasoline consumption has declined from the previous year.

New Urbanism Primer in Lifestyle Magazine

Lifestyle Magazine has a nice feature on the basics of new urbanism.

Is there hope for good urban Aldi stores?

Both Aldi and Trader Joe's make the most of their square footage, creating worthwhile shopping experiences at around 15,000-18,000 square feet -- quite a contrast with street-killing, 200,000 square f

Paris Urban Bike Sharing System Now Coming to London

The highly successful, 'super-smart' Velib urban bike sharing system implemented in Paris last summer is now coming to London, with over 15,000 bikes and 1,000 stations.

CNU Board Tours New Urbanist Communities on the Emerald Coast

Along with Seaside, Florida's Emerald Coast, so named for its deep blue-green waters, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach are two great new urbanist communities which exemplify the cutting edge in community

Providence Continues its Transformation Through New Urbanist Principles

Despite rampant decay and population loss only fifteen years ago, Providence, RI today stands as a model for

Suburbia’s March to Oblivion New York Times February 23, 2008

THE mortgage crisis has put “for sale” signs in front of houses across the country — including so-called McMansions — the large, expensive, often tasteless homes that have taken up so much sub

Former DOT Engineer Supports Buffalo Boulevard

Joe Tocke, former transportation engineer with the NYSDOT, wrote a great opinion piece in the Buffalo News last Friday,

Urban Living in Demand, While Sprawl Shows Signs of Decay

Chris Leinberger's recent article in the Atlantic Monthly discusses the decay of conventional suburbs and the change in the way Americans