Environment

Taking Ownership In Unincorporated Communities: South Hill, Washington’s Community Plan

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CNU CITY SPOTLIGHT: Cleveland’s Agricultural Form

This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post is a City Spotlight on the nascent urban agriculture movement afoot ... read more »

Towards a New Multi-Modal System of Transportation in the Twin Cities: Minneapolis & Saint Paul, MN

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Designing for Play: Children in the Public Realm

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Gr... read more »

Master Planning for a LEED Certified Neighbourhood in Kelowna, Canada

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from th... read more »

Kelowna’s Rails With Trails Active Transportation Project Stopped in its Tracks

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Grid d... read more »

New Rainwater-in-Context Photos

We just received some great photos from CNU Member Alan Cunningham detailing a project with our Rainwater-in-Context Initiative.  Alan visited bumpouts near the Water Works Museum in Boston, designed to capture rainwater runoff and return it to the natural environment. You can find the picture... read more »

against "sustainability" (the word, not the policy)

(cross-posted with my personal blog) Literally (i.e. in normal, non-jargon English) “sustainable” means that it is capable of being sustained over time, whether it is good or bad. But in environmentalist jargon, “sustainable” means “environmentally friendly” or “non-polluting.” ... read more »

Amory Lovins gets all optimistic

One would expect that scientist Amory Lovins would be pretty discouraged considering the stall of the Kyoto Accords and the failure of Congress to address climate change. Depressed he's not. In the March-April edition of Foreign Affairs, Lovins happily points to data that must have the oil rich Koch... read more »

A Green River is a Green River

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is marching forward with designs to revitalize the Chicago River for recreational use. As he does, the mayor can look towards other cities worldwide who have undertaken their own river reclamation projects and apply their lessons here. The main question Emanuel needs to be... read more »