CNU Voices Featured Heavily in New York Times' Room for Debate Blog

The recent New York Times article "Across Europe, Irking Drivers is Urban Policy"  has sparked a series of follow-up debates on the Times' Room-for-Debate blog. The responding contributors include pieces by CNU 19 Plenary Speaker Ed Glaeser, and CNU stalwarts such as Todd Zimmerman and Laurie Volk, and Ellen Dunham-Jones.

Responding to the question "Europeans are working hard to discourage drivers, cars and parking in their cities. Why is American city planning different?," Dunham-Jones replies with a series of steps and prescriptions from the CNU playbook, including highlighting retrofitting work already in action on places she singles out as most in-need of repair: commercial strip corridors. Zimmerman and Volk note the generational changes underway  that may just change our collective relationship and attitudes toward urbanism and the vehicle's proper place within that realm. And Glaeser argues for common-sense and revenue-producing  fixes that still allow for fast commutes but draw incentives away from vehicular transport.

Other contributors to the debate include Alex Marshall, Elijah Anderson, and more. Read all the entries, and add your opinion to the mix by clicking here.

 

 

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