smart growth

The EPA Smart Growth Awards

The EPA announced the winners of the 2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement today, and CNU's fingerprints left a heavy imprint this year. Congrats to CNU Board Chair Victor Dover and Dover-Kohl Partners for recognition of their work on Plan El Paso, and to CNU Board Member Doug Farr for hi... read more »

Doug Farr to Accept Award at Smart Growth Achievement Ceremony

Tune in to watch the live webcast of the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities 2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement ceremony. ... read more »

Norquist Speaks at Smart Growth Summit

John Norquist, President and CEO of CNU, was a keynote speaker at this year's Smart Growth Summit in Melville, New York, on Friday November 18th.  The Summit included a series of workshops and lectures highlighting the benefits of Smart Growth developments.  Under the theme of "Crisis and... read more »

Norquist will be keynote speaker at 2011 Smart Growth Summit

John Norquist, President & CEO of CNU, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at this year's Smart Growth Summit in Melville, New York, Friday November 18th.   The Summit will include a series of workshops and lectures to highlight Smart Growth success stories and to discuss what can be don... read more »

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut Smart Growth Funding

  The following comes direct from the Smart Growth America blog, in response to legislation just passed by the House Appropriations Committee: ... read more »

Smart Growth vs. Intelligent Cities - What's the Difference!?

Planetizen has an interesting post by Brent Toderain, Director of City Planning in Vancouver, British Columbia, about smart growth, intelligent cities and everything in between. Thoughtful. ... read more »

We're losing an acre of farmland every minute, but smart growth may be slowing the rate

41 million acres of rural land has been permanently lost in the last 25 years to highways, shopping malls, poorly planned sprawl and other development, according to ... read more »

#CNU18 Finding the right political language

Is "livability" a reckless extravagance under current economic conditions? Too purely aesthetic? Not practical enough? And what about "sustainability"? It's become the accepted language of many in the political class, as well as enlightened designers and builders. But it's not everybody's language. ... read more »

Housing market strengthens for smart growth: dramatic new data from the DC area

The housing market is trending ever more dramatically toward smart growth. A look at recent home sales data in the Washington, DC metro area shows how. ... read more »

The Rise of YIMBY Environmentalism: a Personal Journey for Earth Day

Recently, I attended the annual conference of the American Planning Association, where I was invited to speak. ... read more »