Planning

Housing market strengthens for smart growth: dramatic new data from the DC area

The housing market is trending ever more dramatically toward smart growth. A look at recent home sales data in the Washington, DC metro area shows how. ... read more »

Removing Federal Obstacles to Urbanism

Urbanists and smart growth advocates often talk about long-standing Federal policies and practices that undermine cities and small towns and stand in the way of realizing the benefits of good urbanism ... read more »

HUD Official Offers Economics-Savvy Vision for New Sustainability Office

Newly appointed Director of HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities ... read more »

Call to "Build Back Better" in Haiti echoes post-Katrina message in Gulf States

Today, crews made up of both international relief workers and self-organized Haitians are struggling mightily to rest ... read more »

Water Usage by Land Use

I am trying to dig up some information about averages of water usage based on different land uses. Does anyone have any information along these lines that they could share? ... read more »

Studies Show New Urbanism Good For Health

With CNU’s 2010 Atlanta Congress: New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places on the horizon, New Urbanism’s connection to the health industry has never been stronge ... read more »

Beloved and Abandoned: A Platting Named Portland - read before Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland

For those coming to the CNU Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland, OR http://www.cnu.org/transportation2009, I'd like to recommend that you read the discussion on Planetizen titled Beloved and Aba ... read more »

Other Cities, Take Note: Bold, Smart, Green Vision Proposed for Downtown Raleigh

Dan Douglas was, until recently, chief downtown planner and director of the Urban Design Council in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. ... read more »

LEED-ND Dilemma

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project in the Houston region, and we're interested in going for LEED-ND certification. I've run into a problem, however, and I was wondering if anyone had constructive thoughts on what we might be able to do about it. We're land planners primarily, and haven't done any... read more »

New jersey: 2 tri-county towns join Live Where You Work program

Under the program, people can receive low-interest, 30- or 40-year fixed-rate loans in exchange for buying their first home in the town where they work. Story: ... read more »