Planning

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 »

Gen Y Values Great Neighborhoods Over Great Homes

Here is an interesting post at Urban Turf indicating that Gen Y prefers a great neighborhood over a great house. ... read more »

Neighbors in Los Angeles Advocate for Better Urban Design for Proposed Grocery Store

Local residents are fighting a proposed grocery store design along a pedestrian district of Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. ... read more »