Environment

another environmental cost of sprawl

Randall O’Toole has another piece out on Cato Institute letterhead (http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9325 ) in which he argues that rail transit is less efficient than bus service. ... read more »

More evidence that sprawl means more pollution

Edward Glaeser of Harvard and Matt Kahn of UCLA have a new study out, showing that sprawling cities really do consume more energy and pollute more. Some of their conclusions: ... read more »

NPR Covers the Impact of Urbanism on Driving/Climate Change

NPR ran a great two-part report on the impact of driving on climate change. ... read more »

Canons for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism on line at cnu.org/canons

Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides and I presented a document at the Green Council that was intended to serve as a lesser companion to the Charter in the area of green urbanism and ... read more »

DPZ Receives Green Award from USGBC Charlotte Chapter and Charlotte Business Journal

It's great to see our members getting well-deserved recognition for their great work: ... read more »

Summer getaways featuring New Urbanism

Two articles in the "Escapes" section of Friday's New York Times highlight beach resorts where New Urbanism is credited with helping to create less hectic, less car dependent places. ... read more »

Doug Farr on Smart City Radio

Doug Farr discusses Sustainable Urbanism, LEED for Neighborhood Development, and the 2030 Community Challenge with Smart City Radio's Carol Coletta. ... read more »

Eco-Villages and Urbanism

A concept that offers exciting new options for sustainable urban renewal in U.S. cities. ... read more »

How Green Is Your Neighborhood?

Time magazine had a great article on their website this week about how New Urbanism addresses the problems of global warming and public health. ... read more »

As deadlines loom, the fight for Buffalo's waterfront escalates

While the New York State Transportation Department prepares to award construction contracts for an improvement of Buffalo's Route 5 elevated expressway, ... read more »