Planning

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 »

Ed Glaeser Interview in Grist

Check out this excellent interview of Ed Glaeser in Grist magazine. In it, Glaeser discusses his new book, Triumph of the City." Interesting is his argument against the notion that the city is not where true AMerican ideals reside. ... read more »

Kaid Benfield's Switchboard Covers Anti-Transit TOD

In a recent post at the NRDC Switchboard, Kaid Benfield discusses the travesty of a well-planned community rejecting transit. At King Farm in suburban D.C., an award-winning new urbanism master planned community has been created over the years, complete with all the bells and whistles. ... read more »

James Howard Kunstler on Landscape Urbanism

James Howard Kunstler published the following in Orion Magazine: ... read more »

New Urbanism vs. Landscape Urbanism Smackdown in the Boston Globe

A recent article in the Boston Globe does a good job of describing the wedge created between New Urbanists and Landscape Urbanists. Is all this necessary? ... read more »

We Are No Longer Creating Wellbeing

Take a look at this piece on the ASLA blog discussing the work of Richard Jackson and his thoughts on urban planning and obesity. Jackson, Chair of the School of Health at UCLA, cites several aspects of how we develop our cities as negtively impacting public health. ... read more »