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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 »

Chicago Sun-Times: "Save money and the planet: try walking."

The Chicago Homes section of the Chicago Sun-Times highlights the benefits of walkable neighborhoods and new urbanism ... read more »

The New Geographers and their Plan for America

Rick Cole over at Newgeography.com has put together a sustainable future for America. ... read more »

News Findings Support the Case for Boulevards in Seattle

Cary Moon and Julia Parrett over at the People's Waterfront Coalition have just sent out their weekly update, and it is exciting indeed. ... read more »

Credit crunch hastening the demise of large tract subdivisions

Economic troubles are causing home buyers and developers to reconsider the housing trends that have defined american suburbs for 50 years. ... read more »

Halloween is CNU's Favorite Holiday

"Halloween is naturally a favorite for the New Urbanist," says Steve Filmanowicz of the Congress for the New Urbanism. ... read more »