CNU Salons

Narrow Streets and the Fire Truck: Workshop reveals common ground

When you dial 911, you don’t really care how the emergency responders reach you, so long as they do.

CNU XVI – Conservatives & the New Urbanism: Can’t we all get along?

I went to watch fireworks, maybe even fisticuffs, but instead a group hug broke out.

John Norquist, Hank Ditmar preview CNU XVI themes

Austin welcomes the 16th annual CNU Congress to town. And it seems the timing couldn't be better, both for Austin and for the big themes in sustainability.

CNU XVI – Retail Recipes: Finding what sells

We’ve all seen the pretty pictures and heard the gushing stories about wonderful New Urbanist communities.

All Aboard: Streetcars a good fit for New Urbanism

Streetcars aren’t means of moving people as much as they’re tools to leverage good urbanism and help preserve the city’s existing urban form.

CNU XVI - Wednesday Plenary: Warnings and Honors

Austin Mayor Will Wynn has a problem standing still, in real life and on the issue of climate change.

CNU NextGen: The congress before the Congress

CNU XVI opened officially on Wednesday night, and things really kick into high gear on Thursday, but a dedicated and diverse group of planners,

Early Press Coverage of CNU XVI

CNU received a warm welcome from the local media as attendees are arriving in Austin. Follow the links below for some of the early coverage.

The Austin Chronicle, March 28, 2008

Governing.com; King of the Road

In the April Transportation column of Governing.com Alex Marshall discuses and criticizes the tendencies of certain Conservative and Libertarian think tanks.

Canons for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism on line at cnu.org/canons

Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides and I
presented a document at the Green Council that was intended to serve
as a lesser companion to the Charter in the area of green urbanism and