Congress

Proteus - New Urbanism Ideas From and For the Middle East

What could possibly have taken me to Salt Lake City (SLC) in Utah, United States? Shock put to rest: it was the 21st Congress for New Urbanism (CNU 21), which was held there from May 28th till June 1st. Dozens of experts in and even just supporters (like yours truly) of New Urbanism gathered in such... read more »

Nature & Urbanism: City Creek Center as Biodiversity Engine?

Nature & Urbanism: City Creek Center as Biodiversity Engine? Please read and post comments on my blogs original site as well. There I have more design tools to create a better format. Thanks! ... read more »

Nature & Urbanism: Park City As Biodiverstiy Engine?

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle (as well as six other books), was the keynote speaker at CNU 21, the 21st annual conference of the Congress for the New Urbanism, held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah. CNU 21′s theme was Living Community and Louv’s task... read more »

Highlights of CNU 21, Part 2

I saw a few more panels on Friday, and spent much of the weekend visiting Salt Lake City's various neighborhoods. Sarah Susanka's plenary address contained one line that spoke to me.  She spoke about an "appreciation for space", comparable to an appreciation for music.  I think one reason ... read more »

Highlights of CNU 21

One interesting part of today's CNU session was Andres Duany's keynote speech.  Duany focused on the relationship between environmentalism and New Urbanism.  He suggested that the fear of climate change was actually more important in shaping public policy than climate change itself, becaus... read more »

Property vs. Sales Taxes

The first CNU 21 speech I went to was by attorney Craig Galli, who briefly outlined the history of Salt Lake City.  He pointed out that one of the region's problems was the dependence of local cities on sales taxes; to attract tax revenue, local governments need to attract sales-generating reta... read more »

CNU Fireside Chat: A CNU 21 Preview with Plenary Speaker Richard Louv

  Join John Norquist for a CNU Fireside Chat with CNU 21 Plenary Speaker Richard Louv, journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. ... read more »

Snapshots from Day One of 2012 CNU Transportation Summit

CNU Transportation Summit Kicks Off ... read more »

Making CNU 21 more accessible

I recently ran across one of the CNU 20 panels on Youtube.  As useful as it was, I'm not sure how many hours I want to spend in front of a computer screen trying to keep my attention on a video presentation.  I started to wonder: is there a way for people to access CNU panels without spend... read more »