Planning

Sprawl: Opportunity Costs - Opportunity Lost

The image is a drawing done by the author, simply expressing visually what I would be seeing from the place I grew up. Looking back, I might wonder how I can look back further in time and see how a city like New York, and my "old" neighborhood came into existence, how it has changed and constantly e... read more »

Andrew Howard's Better Block Parties

It is sometimes objected to new urbanism that it’s somehow inauthentic - that streets where the houses have front porches and communities built around a town center may have more to do with stage design than the way real people live today. ... read more »

Shrinking City Strategies

Read the latest post at Citiwire by Roberta Brandes Gratz about shrinking cities. It may surprise you. Please share your thoughts on the issue. ... read more »

The Urbanophile Speaks in Chicago

Today Aaron Renn--more commonly known by the moniker The Urbanophile--spoke at the Chicago Cultural Center on the future of public infrastructure in Chicago. I've been following Aaron's blog of a little over a year now, and he never fails to offer well-written, lengthy, thoroughly-researched article... read more »

Live from the Left Coast: An Interview with Heather Smith and Norman Garrick

A bevy of CNU-aligned minds gathered together in Los Angeles this week to develop a "master blueprint" for the streets of Los Angeles County. The meeting was led by CNU member Ryan Snyder, who gathered together 50 or so experts from around the country to help complete a Model Streets Manual. ... read more »

Biking, Walking and Networking towards a Healthier Los Angeles

CNU member Ryan Snyder convened the first day of Renew Los Angeles County today.  There was a lot of energy in the room this morning as Ryan called to order about 50 seasoned street design experts from around the country to help the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health achieve bette... read more »

Cities, Conservatives and the Future of the Country

Harvard economist Ed Glaeser is recognized as fairly conservative, certainly an enthusiast for market based policies. His new book, Triumph of the City, calls the city man's "greatest invention". He counts the many blessings that come from well planned and well run cities; economic growth, wealth, l... read more »

Message from Victor Dover and John Norquist: HUD Sustainability Program at Risk

Dear CNU member, We want to alert you to an impending threat to some relatively small but important programs that are on the cho ... read more »

Smart Growth vs. Intelligent Cities - What's the Difference!?

Planetizen has an interesting post by Brent Toderain, Director of City Planning in Vancouver, British Columbia, about smart growth, intelligent cities and everything in between. Thoughtful. ... read more »

Eat Your Neighborhood

Here is an interesting article called Eat Your Subdivision from our friends at Landscape Architecture magazine. ... read more »