Planning

Camden, NJ: A chaotic historic preservation meeting; Campbell Soup Co. may leave city.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 By ALAN GUENTHER Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN A chaotic city historic preservation commission meeting ended early Friday morning without a decision on Campbell Soup Co.'s request to tear down the Sears Building on Admiral Wilson Boulevard to make way for a $72 million world hea... read more »

S.O.S. ! Camden, New Jersey about to make mistake.

Just when you think everything is going swell! Thursday, April 19, 2007 By ALAN GUENTHER Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN After working for years to make a beautiful old bank building the heart of a reborn downtown business district, the city has changed course and is proposing to put 40 units of low-in... read more »

She has a city to build on L.A.'s chief planner blends a can-do attitude with a vision of 'great streets' and social justice.

By Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer April 14, 2007 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-goldberg14apr14,0,960072.story?c... ... read more »

Affordable Housing Initiative

On March 1, 2007, CNU hosted an Affordable Housing Organizing Meeting to begin the conversation on our specific role in the provision of quality diverse housing, and to establish clear, measurable objectives and ways in which this Initiative can begin to advance them. ... read more »

Charleston, SC

Recent news has Charleston "building" another county park near bees ferry West Ashley. Mayor Joe is fulfilling his promise of a green belt around Charleston County. If all goes well Daniel Island will be adding a additional state park at the proposed SPA shipping terminal site. ... read more »

Philadelphia, site of CNU XV, Brainstorming Exercise produced reams of ideas for improving the Philly waterfront.

Since the plan is being crafted with political realities in mind, it will include several "quick-hit projects" that can be completed in short order, said Praxis director Harris Steinberg. The next mayor could announce his first effort in November and have something to show the public by the spring. ... read more »

Telegraph article on Cul de sacs & Prince's Foundation

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/11/nculdesa... Charles backs plans to cull the cul-de-sac Daily Telegraph, England By Matthew Moore and PA Last Updated: 2:32am GMT 12/02/2007 ... read more »

Conservative Salt Lake City Embracing New Urbanism Thanks to Mayor Rocky - Grist

New Urbanism is gaining steam these days, in blue states and red states. As seen in Grist Magazine's recent interview with Mayor Rocky Anderson, conservative Salt Lake City is pulsing with green technology and dense, transit-friendly development that's putting many progressive American cities to s... read more »

Kotkin bashes urbanism

Joel Kotkin is one of America’s most prolific commentators on urban affairs. At first glance, he appears to support something very much like New Urbanism. According to one newspaper story quoted on Kotkin’s website, he favors “suburbs that are not defined by sprawl but a sense of community.... read more »

Florida Regional Planning

During the Florida CNU, a lengthy discussion was started on the issues that we face with regional planning in Florida. The regional planning process in Florida is very complicated, and many times the vision is never developed beyond policy. Regional Planning Councils around the State are working har... read more »