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The Not So Big Showhouse in Libertyville, IL

The Grand Opening for the Not So Big Showhouse is scheduled for November 19th!  The "showhouse" is meant to demonstrate Sarah Susanka's design principle to "build better, not bigger."  Susanka's studio undertook SchoolStreet as a neighborhood urban infill project in the vibrant village of ... read more »

Public Health Awards for Eleanor Smith and Concrete Change

Concrete Change, a pioneering advocacy organization for those with disabilities, has been awarded with the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from Emory University, the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School for its work promoting affordable, accessible int... read more »

Occupy Sprawl: Easier, Faster and More Productive

DPZ's Galina Tachieva puts the recent Wall Street protests into the context of the scourge of sprawl: Inspired by the recent popular discontent expressed so colorfully on Wall Street, I offer this proposal: Occupy Sprawl!  ... read more »

CNU Founding Executive Director Peter Katz is now the Planning Director for Arlington Country, VA

Congrats to Peter Katz, the former executive director of CNU, and recent appointee as the Planning Director for Arlington County, VA. The following press release comes courtesy of Arlington County website, and can be accessed directly here: ... read more »

CNU Board Member Dhiru Thadani To Deliver the 10th Annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design

CNU Board Member Dhiru Thadani will deliver the tenth annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Pittsburgh on Monday, 3 October 2011, at 6:00 p.m. ... read more »

Senate Votes to Maintain Funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities!

An update from Smart Growth America President & CEO Geoff Anderson on this week's Senate vote that preserved funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities! Anderson thanks all who called their Senators and voiced their support for the PSC. And as he writes below, the work continues a... read more »

Don’t X Out Public Transportation Day

Our friends at the Metropolitan Planning Council invited CNU to participate in Don't X Out Public Transportation Day here in Chicago. Chicagoans, read below for the details on today's event, courtesy of the MPC. And for those of you outside Chicagoland, find a rally to attend today and tell Congress... read more »

Urgent: Call your Senators TODAY to save the Partnership for Sustainable Communities

The following is an open letter from Smart Growth America President & CEO Geoff Anderson. As the letter states, the time is now for individuals to voice support in making sure that Congress maintains funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities: ... read more »

Port Royal School Kept Open, Historic Community Preserved

Image from The Digitel Last Friday, The Beaufort County School Board voted to keep Port Royal Elementary School (PRES) open after it faced threats of closure. The decision was reached after a widespread campaign spearheaded by CNU-Beaufort/Carolinas to preserve the 100-year-old school. Historic s... read more »