Planning

"Mayors Institute" Model Comes to Israel (With a Little Help from CNU)

Aiming to import the success of the Mayors Institute on City Design — the National Endowment for the Arts program that has helped prepare more than 800 US Mayors over 24 years to be the "chief urban designers of their cities" — the Movement for Israeli Urbanism hosted the inaugural class of the... read more »

Putting a lid on the Downtown Connector at the Urban Labs luncheon

Talk about power lunching. At yesterday's Urban Labs lunch, at St. Luke's Church, a few minutes' walk from the Hilton, those of us at Table 1-A finished off our box lunches and then within about an hour sketched out a possible solution to a vexing problem of downtown Atlanta - the Downtown Connector... read more »

Food, Energy, Transportation, Urban Design, Climate for an Eternity without Oil!

2. The specific challenges that we must all address are A) the production of food without petroleum – there were approximately 100 million Americans in 1915 and 21.5 million horses (≅5:1) to help ... read more »

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 »