CNU Salons

New Urbanism could be NE Illinois' guiding philosophy ... if you act now

As CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis draws nigh, an opportunity to help make big plans drops into the laps of Chicago-area new urbanists.

Sustainable Urbanism: Stapleton, CO Featured in WSJ

Shelly Banjo's piece in the Wall Street Journal focuses on new communities that strive to be 'green' and reduce sprawl.

Vancouver going back to the future to finance transit lines

The newly reconstituted transit authority in Vancouver is looking to transit-oriented development to play a large role in paying its bills going forward.

CNUXVI to offer more AIA, AICP, and ASLA credits than ever before

Architects, planners, and landscapers, rejoice!

Big Dig's Big Bad Example

Noah Bierman, in the Boston Globe piece, 'No Big Dig Copycats' notes that the $15 billion dollar tunnel

Summer getaways featuring New Urbanism

Two articles in the "Escapes" section of Friday's New York Times highlight beach resorts where New Urbanism is credited with helping to create less hectic, less car dependent places.

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