Environment

3/4-power law

Interesting guest column in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 19, titled "Math and the City" by Steven Strogatz.... read more »

Federal Stimulus Threatened to Overrun Small Town with Sprawl

As most readers of CNU's site know only too well, the federal government has a history of subsidizing sprawl, wittingly or not. ... read more »

Giving New Meaning to “Green Transit”

In the US, we tend to think of public transportation as inherently green, which of course it is compared to our addiction to driving. ... read more »

Sustainable Urbanism Module by Farr Associates

The Center for Applied Transect Studies (CATS) announces the availability as freeware of the new Sustainable Urbanism Performance-based SmartCode Module, written by Farr Associates ... read more »

TIME Magazine: Recycling Suburbia is #2 "Idea Changing the World Right Now"

TIME Magazine recently released its list of the “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” highlighting some of the progressive ideas reshaping the face of our global economy. ... read more »

What to do with dying shopping malls

Fifty years after it was first conceptualized, the American shopping mall is dying off. ... read more »

What if Jane Jacobs had directed "Slumdog"?

Is the slum in the title of the wildly popular Oscar contender Slumdog Millionaire a fetid, altogether inhospitable place that any reasonable person would try desperately to escape? ... read more »

How where we live affects how much we drive and what we can afford, illustrated

The Urban Land Institute has produced a remarkable report that examines in depth how where we live affects how much we drive, and consequently how much we must spend on transportation and housing. ... read more »

Death to Sustainability!

Got your attention, didn't it? ... read more »

What does Waxman mean for us?

In a rather big victory for progressives (or liberals, if you prefer), House Democrats Thursday voted 137-122 to make Rep. ... read more »