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Sustainable Urbanists should revitalize abandoned cities first.

A recent article on WebUrbanist's blog, "Abandonment: 8 Cities That Might Not Make It" written by "Mike", (no last name listed), makes me think - why can't we revitalize these cities first before buil ... read more »

What’s the future of post-sprawl retail?

CNU board member Ellen Dunham-Jones is featured in the current issue of the Harvard Business Review ... read more »

Sprawling on Fumes: Book by Forbes writer explores life at $20 per gallon — and sees upside to end of cheap motoring

Kai Ryssdal had an ear-opening interview on public radio's Marketplace this week with Chris Steiner, Forbes w ... read more »

Urbanism for all stripes: Evangelical-oriented magazine's take on CNU17

Cities are so profoundly shaped by political decisions, from local zoning codes to federal transportation allocations, that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that good urban form knows no political ... read more »

John Norquist interviewed about New Orleans North Claiborne freeway removal

CNU president John Norquist was interviewed for a piece this past weekend in the New Orleans Times-Picayune about the possib ... read more »

Michael Moore says farewell to GM ... and cars?

In the wreckage of General Motors, Michael Moore senses salvation: The demise of GM as we’ve known it offers a tremendous opportunity to catch up to the rest of the world where high-speed passeng ... read more »

3/4-power law

Interesting guest column in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 19, titled "Math and the City" by Steven Strogatz.... read more »

In the News: Once-bleak Glenwood becomes New Urbanist community

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives some love to Glenwood Park, a new urbanist brownfield redevelopment that won a Charter Award in 2003, offering perspectives from the residents as well as from CN ... read more »

In the News: John Norquist says I-81 should be removed from downtown Syracuse

Interstate 81 in Syracuse, New York was the subject of a recent lecture as part of the Metropolitan Development Association's annual meeting. ... read more »

Prince's Foundation, Urban Design Associates win Scottish Planning Award

A plan for the sensitive growth of a Scottish village by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Enviornment and partners, has won a prestigious “Scottish Award for Quality in Planning”. ... read more »