Planning

Duany speech at Thurs. morning CNU plenary: Why Code?

For me, the highlight of CNU 20 so far was Andres Duany's speech at this morning's plenary session. Most of his speech was about the SmartCode, responding to libertarian objections. He said, in so many words: if we don't code, and if we don't consider aesthetics when we do, someone else will (usua... read more »

My new book

My book, "A Libertarian Smart Growth Agenda" is available at amazon.com .  If you don't want to pay for the book, you can read the article that it was based on here.  ... read more »

"Suburbs" don't have to equal "Sprawl"

Great post at http://capntransit.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-we-need-walkable-transit-oriented.html .  ... read more »

zoning budgets- one way to keep NIMBYism under control

Roderick Hills and David Schleicher, two law professors, have proposed one way to limit NIMBY-inspired downzonings: a "zoning budget."  Specifically, they propose that cities require every downzoning to be matched by an upzoning somewhere else, so that the city's "budget" was always balanced.&n... read more »

Housing costs and centralization

In my limited experience, commentators who oppose regional land use regulations like urban growth boundaries (or at least worry about the impact of such regulations on housing costs) tend to favor keeping cities constrained within their 1950 boundaries, while people who favor such regulations t... read more »

Gibbs to Present Keynote at Auckland Conversations

Robert Gibbs will give the keynote presentation for Auckland Conversations, in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 21. Auckland Conversations is a speaker event that presents select international urban thinkers who are leaders in their areas of expertise. ... read more »

New Urban New Orleans

New Orleans – New Urban Projects Compiled by Gate Pratt (limehs@earthlink.net) ... read more »

Planning Director - Minneapolis

Mayor R.T. Rybak City Hall, Room 331 350 South Fifth Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 ... read more »

Rainwater-In-Context Initiative Members Published in Stormwater Magazine

CNU members and contributors to the Rainwater-In-Context Initiative, Jim Dumont and Kim Stephens have just been published in the most recent issue of Stormwater Magazine. Their article, “Rainwater Management in a Watershed Context” is a thoughtful review of the divergent goals of rainwater manag... read more »