Planning

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 »

Rethinking Green: Blockbuster Report in Environmental Building News Measures Impact of "Driving to Green Buildings"

The Nobel Committee’s decision to award this year’s Peace Prize for environmental activism reminds us that the environment has become a pressing political topic in recent years. The critical question is what kind of practical changes such publicity about global warming will affect. ... read more »

McKibben on Global Warming, and (New) Urbanism

Bill McKibben's recent reviews from the New York Review of Books suggest New Urbanism's potential role in the fight against global warming. ... read more »

The Camden NJ Regional Equity Demonstration Project - Rutgers University

After 50 years of continuous and accelerating job loss, population flight, propertymarket decline, plummeting municipal revenues, and civic collapse, Camden has embarked on a land-redevelopment process of unprecedented proportions, initiated by a state takeover of the city’s municipal functions, A... read more »

Obesity-Walkability-New Urbanism Link

It seems more and more studies these days are making the connection between the built environment and health, and pointing to the challenge we face in improving our communities. Two recent news stories are a case in point. One covers a study that found a link between gas prices and obesity. Higher... read more »

SNU Congress I

To anyone interested in the first Students for New Urbanism Conference: This post is to notify you about the first Students for New Urbanism Congress to be held this October at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ... read more »