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Wanted: Artwork for CNU Charter Book

Want to get published in the new CNU Charter Book (McGraw-Hill, 2013)?  ... read more »

Conservatives, Liberals and Urbanists

After reading all manner of political posts on Facebook and various listservs, it occurs to me that conservatives and liberals are more alike than they think. Both groups are driven in part by an emotional fear of concentrated power - sometimes sensible, sometimes not.  Conservatives fear being... read more »

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT: Successful Designs for Reshaping Suburbia

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT Successful Designs for Reshaping Suburbia 50th IMCL Conference on Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities ... read more »

ArtPlace Launches New Grants for 2013

From our friends at Artplace: Creative placemaking is getting another boost today, as ArtPlace launches its third round of grant applications to support creative placemaking in communities across America. ... read more »

CITY SPOTLIGHT: Cincinnati and the Streetcar: Part II

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. ... read more »

Good news and bad news about Carmel

The most recent "Better! Cities and Towns" has a glowing profile of Carmel, Indiana, an Indianapolis suburb that has rebuilt its downtown. ... read more »

Who Should Really Favor "Burning Down The Suburbs"?

National Review's website contains an article accusing President Obama of "Burning Down the Suburbs."  The article's basic claim is in the first paragraph: "Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools, housing,... read more »

The results of de-gentrification

When a city recovers from the urban decline of the late 20th century, there is often a lot of media blather about the evils of gentrification.  According to gentriphobes, working-class (mostly black) people lived together in peace and harmony before the onslaught of (mostly white) hipsters and ... read more »

CHAPTER CORNER: CNU-North Texas Reclaims and Reconnects

Welcome to the first post in CNU's CHAPTER CORNER. Chapter Corner will feature dispatches from CNU's individual chapters around the country. Hear firsthand about what others are doing to instill New Urbanist principles into their neighborhoods, cities, and regions. ... read more »

Guess we don't have to worry about gentrification (or do we?)

The Pew Research Center just came out with a much-touted new study showing that American neighborhoods are becoming more economically segregated (or at least purporting to show this)  ... read more »