Environment

CNU Board Visits Unique Urban Home

Austin, Texas is a city known for its unique people and settings. In this ever-evolving and "weird" place, people are constantly innovating their own swatches of the urban fabric. ... read more »

Rethinking Green: Blockbuster Report in Environmental Building News Measures Impact of "Driving to Green Buildings"

The Nobel Committee’s decision to award this year’s Peace Prize for environmental activism reminds us that the environment has become a pressing political topic in recent years. The critical question is what kind of practical changes such publicity about global warming will affect. ... read more »

McKibben on Global Warming, and (New) Urbanism

Bill McKibben's recent reviews from the New York Review of Books suggest New Urbanism's potential role in the fight against global warming. ... read more »

SNU Congress I

To anyone interested in the first Students for New Urbanism Conference: This post is to notify you about the first Students for New Urbanism Congress to be held this October at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ... read more »

Going green? Debate shifting from what you drive to how much

The connections between transportation, energy, global warming, and neighborhoods continue to make inroads into national political discourse, even while the legislative debate on global warming continues to focus on cap-and-trade systems for industry and fuel efficiency standards for automobiles ... read more »

CNU XV Days 4 & 5: Follow the Congress as It Happens

Saturday sessions at the 15th annual CNU Congress kicked off with the morning plenary presentation of the much-admired Swedish architect Kjell Forshed, who contributed so much to the design of the cri ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 15: Environmental Issues

On Sunday, the last few panelists focused in varying degrees on environmental issues. ... read more »

Civic Ecology---Village Green/Green Village

A cluster of comments emerged as a common theme about simple ways to win support for environmentally-sound projects. ... read more »

Water in Jail

Water in jail. They call them “detention basins” for a reason. ... read more »

Imprint anything but Light at New Initiatives Forum

Tom Low kicked off the New Initiatives Forum today with a newly emerging idea that is quickly gaining traction within the movement--Light Imprint New Urbanism or LINU. ... read more »