Planning

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 »

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 »