Planning

Driving is taking its toll in the Chicago region

Ironically at the start of Bike to Work Week here in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune leads it's front page with a story "The pay's fine, but how's the drive?" showing how people are reconsidering their quality of life in favor of shorter commutes, and choosing less costly commutes close to home. ... read more »

CBS News Article on The Kentlands

CBS News recently did a feature on New Urbanist communities - focusing particuarly on The Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Witold Rybczynski discuss why people want to live in convenient, pedestrian-friendly communities. ... read more »

Smart Growth Advocates Gaining Influence in Chesterfield County, VA

The normalities of sprawling strip malls may become a thing of the past outside of Richmond, Virginia as Smart-Growth Groups seek to change the way their communities are planned and developed. ... read more »

Unconventionality of Old Philadelphiia - Influence on New Urbanism

Here's an article written right after CNU XV - from a weekly Philadelphia newspaper. The author calls for Philadelphia to take value from its past in building for the future. ... read more »

CNU XV Day 3: Follow the Congress as It Happens

A busy Friday at the 15th annual CNU Congress was sandwiched between two popular plenary sessions. Peter Calthorpe’s evening presentation updated arguments for regional visioning. ... read more »

Something Even Worse Than a Cul-de-Sac Subdivision

What a surprise. It turns out that from a New Urbanist perspective, there is something worse than the cul-de-sac subdivision that leaves all its inhabitants dependent on their cars. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 14: Politics at the Plenary

The plenary session Saturday night was devoted to national politics, both British and American. ... read more »

Congress Impressions: Interview with Some NextGen-ers

We interviewed some of the conference attendees to get their feedback on this year's Congress. ... read more »

Congress Impressions: Interview with Howard Katz

We interviewed some of the conference attendees to get their feedback on this year's Congress. Name: Howard Katz Occupation: Law School Professor, Charlotte School of Law ... read more »

Everybody Loves Ed (and is roused by the regional message of Calthorpe and Barnett)

At last night's plenary session, Richard Barnett was honored with the prestigious Athena Award for his contribution to the revival of urbanism. ... read more »