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Rebuilding urban Judaism

In most car-oriented American cities, Jews moved to the suburbs as rapidly as anyone else, if not more so.  As a result, most such cities lack a Jewish presence anywhere near downtown.  For example, until recently the most "urban" synagogues in Dallas and Kansas City were six or seven mile... read more »

Downtown Montgomery's First Reverse Angle Parking

Downtown Montgomery continued its trend of implementing innovative New Urban projects with new reverse angle parking on a key thoroughfare in the Central Business District.   So far, the reviews have been positive as drivers/parkers begin to see the safety and convenience advantages that revers... read more »

Other Cities, Take Note: Bold, Smart, Green Vision Proposed for Downtown Raleigh

Dan Douglas was, until recently, chief downtown planner and director of the Urban Design Council in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. ... read more »

Final Push for Member-Provided New Urbanist In-City Projects

This summer, CNU asked members to help identify and describe significant in-city new urbanist projects so that we can create detailed listings and online project profiles that make new urbanist involv ... read more »

Trading places: As the affluent go downtown, the working poor are tripling up to buy homes in the 'burbs.

By By William Fulton L.A. Times July 29, 2007 What's going on here? For a century, people in Southern California moved to the suburbs as they got richer, leaving the more "urban" parts of town to poor people. Now that pattern has reversed itself.Affluent people are leaving the suburbs to live in th... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 12: Duany on cities vs. suburbs

This afternoon, Andres Duany spoke about the relationship between cities and suburbs. ... read more »

Buzz growing as Motown’s Downtown Population Grows, learn more at CNU XV's Detroit Sessions

Corey Williams documents the growing demand for retail in Downtown Detroit in the Detroit Free Press on May 5 in ... read more »

Seattle Votes "No" on Tunnel, New Viaduct: Surface-Transit Only Option Left Standing

Seattle voters officially rejected both the viaduct replacement and a four-lane tunnel options on Tuesday’s ballot, showing that more and more people are starting to share the vision articulated by John Norquist of CNU, Scott Bernstein of CNT and Seattle's Cary Moon and fellow advocates -- a water... read more »

Waterfront street a viable alternative - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

John Norquist and Scott Bernstein shed light on Seattle’s latest Alaskan Viaduct considerations. After reviewing WSDOT’s analysis of the “no-replacement” option, Norquist and Bernstein find exaggerated assumptions and inadequate considerations as to how traffic in downtown Seattle can be ab... read more »