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Ten Most Enlightened Suburbs - Models for the Future

At UTNE Reader Peter Katz and Jay Walljasper outline ten North American communities that are defying the notion of "suburb." ... read more »

Retool America's Post-Oil Economy: CNU's Dan Solomon nails new "national purpose" in San Francisco Chronicle

In yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle, CNU co-founder Dan Solomon writes that the US has both the need ... read more »

Is this change?

The House of Representatives released an executive summary of the incoming Obama administration's proposed ... read more »

The Atlantic on the CNU Transportation Summit: seizing the moment for walkable transportation networks

The January issue of the Atlantic has a short, smart dispatch from CNU's November Transportation Summit with a subhead that get ... read more »

Demand dims for energy-efficient homes

Demand dims for energy-efficient homes By Chris Kahn Associated Press ... read more »

A Diamond in the Rough

The distant Chicago suburb of Round Lake may just turn out to be an impressive little New Urbanist place. ... read more »

New Urbanist advice for Obama

President-elect Obama is asking Americans to submit ideas for his administration. New Urban News is taking him up on that offer. ... read more »

Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting anyone? ... read more »

Too Much of a Good Thing : Report Finds None of Alaskan Way Plans are Pedestrian Friendly

A new report by Gehl Architects from Denmark finds that none of the replacement options for the Alaskan Way Viaduct are pedestrian friendly. The reason the Gehl folks cite is rather surprising. ... read more »

Newsweek: Is the Mall Dead?

This recent article in Newsweek questions how appropriate the construction of a new megamall, named Xanadu, outside of New York City really is. ... read more »