mixed use

Coexist

While walking around I occasionally see the "Coexist" bumper sticker, showing the symbols of various religions in order to suggest that it would be nice if they all coexisted peacefully. ... read more »

LEED v 4 is open for comments

LEED v4 is open for comment until March 31.  This includes the rating system that CNU and the NRDC partnered to create: LEED-ND. ... read more »

Tax revenue from downtown mixed-use outperforms big-box superstores and malls

Analysis of property tax revenues from Sarasota, Florida reveals that mixed-use, compact development outperforms Walmarts and conventional shopping malls by a considerable margin when compared on a revenue-per-acre basis.  So writes one of our better observers of the built environment, Mary New... read more »

#CNU18 CNU's other rock star: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan brings them to their feet

David Byrne, move over. There's room for more than one rock star at this Congress. ... read more »

Smart growth must become more demanding, more community-oriented, and greener (literally)

Is it any wonder that neighbors continue to oppose density (oops, I meant "compact development") when what we have been giving them is lousy? We smart growth advocates have gotten lazy. ... read more »

New Urbanism's strength clear in Charlotte property market

An article in this Sunday's Charlotte Observer casts a light on one of a very few bright spots in the Charlotte real estate market: New Urbanist and urban infill developments. ... read more »

New Urbanists' Competitive Advantage in a Tough Market

A lot of dark clouds hang over the real estate market right now. But for astute New Urbanists, there's an abundance of silver linings too. ... read more »

New report demonstrates premium from walkable mixed use, mixed income development

23rd July 2007 — Press Release A new report, Valuing Sustainable Urbanism, suggests that the government’s target of 3 million news homes by 2020 need not result in sprawl and environmental damage if we build walkable, mixed use, mixed income developments instead of car-dependent housing estate... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 6: Girard Trolley tour

This afternoon, we went on a tour of Girard Avenue, which, for the first time in decades, has trolley rather than bus service. ... read more »