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Driving into a (Bored-)Hole (Tunnel): The Latest on Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

The recent news out of Seattle provides an interesting twist in the continuing Alaskan Way Viaduct saga. ... read more »

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut Smart Growth Funding

  The following comes direct from the Smart Growth America blog, in response to legislation just passed by the House Appropriations Committee: ... read more »

CNU Voices Featured Heavily in New York Times' Room for Debate Blog

The recent New York Times article "Across Europe, Irking Drivers is Urban Policy"  has sparked a series of follow-up debates on the Times' Room-for-Debate blog. ... read more »

The North Carolina Senate's Big Act

Although Governor Bev Perdue - a Democrat - now heads North Carolina, one would hardly equate the Tar Heel State as a capital of big government. In the land of states' rights, logic would seemingly dictate that the North Carolina state legislature would allow for local municipalities to operate free... read more »

Ed Glaeser’s vision of the “bright urban future”

“Knowledge is more important than space,” Harvard Prof. Ed Glaeser told an SRO audience at the Friday morning plenary of CNU 19. And that, he added, is the story of cities writ small. ... read more »

People are Talking...

  Excitement is building for CNU 19 in Madison! In addition to being the featured topic on WISC-TV's "For the Record," (see post here), the following outlets are singing the CNU 19 song: ... read more »

John Norquist on "The Big Picture"

John Norquist was recently the guest on South Carolina Public Radio's The Big Picture. In an in-depth interview with host Mark Quinn, Norquist offers insights on everything from tax policy to maintaining strong urban form, in relating how to capture, retain and maximize the value of places thro... read more »

Vitter Stands Up for Charity

Louisiana Republican David Vitter recently sent out a strongly worded letter expressing concern over the continued difficulties facing the rebuilding of Charity Hospital in New Orleans. ... read more »

An Update from Seattle: Forget the Tunnel!

Could saner skies be clearing over Seattle? The Seattle Department of Transportation, in conjunction with San Francisco-based consulting agency Nelson Nygaard, has released a report concluding, amongst many other things, that the proposed tunnel project is unlikely to be the best and most cost-effec... read more »