Planning

Kelowna’s Rails With Trails Active Transportation Project Stopped in its Tracks

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Grid d... read more »

CNU City Spotlight: Orland Park, IL: Putting the urban back into subURBAN!

This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post is a City Spotlight on a project in the suburban Chicago town of Orland P... read more »

CNU City Spotlight: A brief encounter with Amman, Jordan

  This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post comes from CNU member Wajdi Ghoussoub, and focuses on Amman, J... read more »

CNU CITY SPOTLIGHT: Berwyn, IL Rising?

This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post is a City Spotlight on the suburban Chicago town of Berwyn, IL and comes ... read more »

The Restoration and Renovation of the Historical Casco Viejo, The Old Town, In Panama City, Panama

Recently, many efforts and projects have been undertaken in the overall renovation and restoration of the UNESCO World Heritage site Casco Viejo, or the Old Town section of Panama City, Panama.  Unlike the thriving modern metropolis complete with futuristic highrises and plush condos to the sou... read more »

Children Have More Freedom In The City

Two phrases you might hear from parents who live in sprawl: 1.  "We moved so our kids could play on the lawn." 2.  "We can't let the kids go outside because there are molesters/crazy drivers everywhere." I don't see how both these propositions can be true.  If you can't let your child... read more »

Getting Multifamily Right in Forest Hills Gardens

I was walking through Forest Hills Gardens today, and noticed yet another way in which Forest Hills Gardens is superior to a typical steetcar suburb.  In most neighborhoods that have a variety of housing types, smaller residences are quite visibly different from bigger ones, thus maing the smal... read more »

a nice middle ground

I was reading a book ("A Modern Arcadia" by Susan Klaus) about Forest Hills Gardens (a neighborhood in Queens a few blocks south of my current apartment in northern Forest Hills, designed in the 1910s by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr) and noticed one thing I'd never noticed before: that it creates an int... read more »

Taking on code reform to improve public health in Atlanta

This post originally appeared on the CNU Atlanta website as part one of a three part series leading up the the Healthy Communities Summit, which will be held September 20-21 in Atlanta, GA. ... read more »

CITY SPOTLIGHT: Beirut, A City’s Scarred Face

This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post comes from CNU member Wajdi Ghoussoub, who shares his thoughts on his... read more »