street design

CNU's fire code proposals up today in Baltimore; watch the hearings online

BALTIMORE – The International Code Council hearings are an arena in which the (mostly) irresistible force of brevity meets the immovable agenda: hundreds of proposed additions, deletions, correct ... read more »

Use the Stimulus to Make Transportation More Like the Internet: John Norquist in Planetizen

While the Obama Administration is readying to harness the power of the internet and social media, it should put the same principles to work to improve our transportation systems with the stimulus bill ... read more »

Battling City Hall on Narrow Streets & Alleys

I would be very interested to learn from others how to deal with local government on the issue of narrow streets and alleys. ... read more »

Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative getting noticed

The Smart Growth Network has taken notice of the CNU/EPA Smart Growth Streets and Emergency Responders Workshop.... read more »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Austin Officials Solidifying Role of New Urbanism

As recent Austin Business Journal articles can attest, planning in Austin is becoming more and more dominated by new urbanists. ... read more »

London Transportation Summit to Offer Program on Contemporary International Street Design

As part of CNU's 2007 Transportation Summit in London, there will be a comparison of three different street design manuals from three different countries: The United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In addition to providing new and valuable information, the program can count as AIA Contin... read more »

EPA Urban Transportation Design Study in Governing Magazine

A study compared how well old-city street layouts handled traffic versus modern approaches. The results set off a firestorm. From Governing Magazine By ALEX MARSHALL When I drive my neighborhood streets of Brooklyn, which were laid out more than a century ago in a grid style, it’s obvious: These c... read more »