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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 »

Mayor Norquist Heads Back to Milwaukee to Inaugurate WI-Chapter of CNU

The WI Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism formed this spring in support of the national Congress for the New Urbanism. To help inaugurate their first event, CNU WI proudly hosts former Mayor of Milwaukee, and current President of the Congress for the New Urbanism, John Norquist. Norquist,... read more »

Growing Power to Add 150 New Jobs in Milwaukee; Come See Will Allen Speak at CNU 19

The following comes courtesy of a press release from Will Allen and Growing Power. As the below illustrates, Growing Power is leading the urban agriculture movement and showcasing how the practice can be an economic catalyst for growth. ... read more »

Eye on the Street: April 8, 2011

Today's "Eye on the Street" entry comes from CNU-member Michael Lewyn. Lewyn's describes the picture as "an eight lane street in Jacksonville with a bike land inexplicably painted in ("The Bike Lane of Death")."     ... read more »

Eye on the Street: April 4, 2011

CNU-member Art Cueto contributes today's entry of "Eye on the Street." Photo of: A tree along Los Angeles City Hall Mall. Says Cueto, "Placing these trees in planters must have seemed like a good idea 40 years ago."   ... read more »