Planning

Applause (and Some Tough Issues) in Gulfport

Gulfport has been one of the Gulf Coast cities to watch since the days (and nights) of the new urbanist-led Mississippi Renewal Forum in 2005, where city officials led by tireless Mayor Brent Warr log ... read more »

Florida Chapter Annual Conference Recap

Doug Farr, Victor Dover, John Norquist and I participated in a special half day session prior to the 4th Annual CNU Florida Chapter meeting last week. It was a sell out. ... read more »

Why Rate Neighborhood Design?

This essay discusses the reasons for neighborhood ratings, which can be grouped into six broadly overlapping categories: communication, recognition, planning, marketing, research and investing. ... read more »

The contrarian myth

For some reason, defenders of the sprawl status quo are often referred to as "contrarian." For example, if you google "Joel Kotkin" and "contrarian" you get 498 hits. ... read more »

Campbell Soup says it's determined to stay in Camden. Sprawling Office Campus plans ignore transportation assets.

Campbell Soup, the last Fortune 500 company in Camden, suffered a severe blow to its plans to create a 110-acre office park on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard when a judge invalidated its development pla ... read more »

Public Transit: A green line

Quite a contrast between the Garden State and the Prairie State: ... read more »

Public Transit: A green line

Quite a contrast between the Garden State and the Prairie State: ... read more »

Changing Skyline | City planning still bush-league By Inga Saffron Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic

There are two kinds of people counting the days until Mayor-elect Michael Nutter fires David Auspitz, the blustering, bullying chairman of Philadelphia's Zoning Board of Adjustment. ... read more »

As deadlines loom, the fight for Buffalo's waterfront escalates

While the New York State Transportation Department prepares to award construction contracts for an improvement of Buffalo's Route 5 elevated expressway, ... read more »

Is California Ready for New Urbanism?

Leaders from CNU's Southern and Northern California chapter groups participated in a debate at the APA California chapter's annual conference earlier this month about whether California is ready to turn around it's development patterns. The consensus? The state still has a long way to go. ... read more »