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Architect to head Planning Agency. Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Makes Good on Pledge to CNU XV

Mayor Nutter, who has vowed to make urban design a priority again in Philadelphia, has picked Alan Greenberger to oversee the City Planning Commission, selecting an architect with planning experience ... read more »

The Time-for-Space Squeeze by Ronald Brownstein National Journal Magazine Aug 2, 2008

America would not look the way it does if our metropolitan areas had been built in an era of $4 per gallon gasoline. ... read more »

All that (and much less) in a gallon of milk?

The June 30 edition of the New York Times saw fit to print news of a major step forward for both the lactose tolerant and efforts to reduce vehicle miles traveled: Costco and Wal-Mart are using ... read more »

Nutter speech inspires city planners. Friday, June 20, Philadelphia Inquirer

In the first major policy speech of his five-month-old administration, Mayor Nutter presented a pitch-perfect vision on a subject that rarely gets people's hearts racing: planning and zoning...That Nu ... read more »

Oil prices fuel fury from the pulpit. Some clergy question the car's role in society. L.A. Times, June 17, 2008

In houses of worship nationwide, preachers are railing against the forces of energy evil, and congregations are praying for lower fuel prices.Religious leaders are struggling to help their members cop ... read more »

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2008 Gas prices latest worry for real estate market.

The financial burden of longer commutes makes homes in outlying areas that are already reeling even less attractive. ... read more »

L.A. Times, June 3, 08: Skyrocketing gasoline prices force lasting changes.

"You're seeing more Americans trying to work from home, finding jobs that are closer to their homes or moving to new homes that are closer to their jobs," Portalatin said. ... read more »

May 29, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer: Fuel prices and ridership up on mass transit.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER STORY LINK AT BOTTOM OF POST Chart: Increases in Ridership http://www.philly.com/inquirer/gallery/19304779.html ... read more »

Norman Garrick releases new parking study

CNU Board member and his student Wesley Marshall released a new study on the benefits of Street Parking for downtowns. ... read more »

From Austin to Evanston, is 'Loose Tower Disease' spreading?

A contentious debate is under way in my hometown, Evanston, Illinois, where developers James Klutznick and Tim Anderson propose building a new condominium tower downtown across Church Street from the ... read more »