Environment

Holiday humor from WKRP

Bummer about the birds, but what strip mall doesn't deserve something like this? Enjoy, and Happy Thanks...giving.... read more »

Interchanges as Civic Sculpture?

Did Phil Patton get off on the wrong ramp and miss the discussion over the past 20 or so years? ... read more »

An Indy neighborhood could become a model of smart, green revitalization – so where are the enviros?

Last week I had the honor of being one of seven smart growth types recruited by the American Institute of Architects to work with the city of Indianapolis and community residents on the model revitali ... read more »

Studies Show New Urbanism Good For Health

With CNU’s 2010 Atlanta Congress: New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places on the horizon, New Urbanism’s connection to the health industry has never been stronge ... read more »

From Master Plan to Specs: Sustainable Design in Detail

As planners, and advocates for healthier place making and urbanism, we often talk about the importance of scale. ... read more »

Beloved and Abandoned: A Platting Named Portland - read before Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland

For those coming to the CNU Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland, OR http://www.cnu.org/transportation2009, I'd like to recommend that you read the discussion on Planetizen titled Beloved and Aba ... read more »

LEED-ND Dilemma

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project in the Houston region, and we're interested in going for LEED-ND certification. I've run into a problem, however, and I was wondering if anyone had constructive thoughts on what we might be able to do about it. We're land planners primarily, and haven't done any... read more »

Green Metropolis: David Owen's Urban Manifesto

It's not news to the CNU audience that rural utopias usually aren't as environmentally benign as they seem, while urban places - compact, walkable cities, suburbs, and towns - encourage lifestyles tha ... read more »

LEED-ND works well enough for now

As the local TOD-lady, I spend a lot of time trying to explain why transit needs good neighborhood development and why good neighborhood developments need transit.... read more »

Go Electronic, Go Green: Help CNU Save Paper and Money!

CNU members can now switch to an electronic New Urban News subscription to reduce paper waste and save CNU money. ... read more »