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WorldChanging: Failing Malls and the New Urbanist Solution

In this article by WorldChanging contributor Morgan Greenseth, New Urbanism is tagged as a creative solution to the wave of failing malls across the country. ... read more »

The Nation to Congress: "Make Freddie and Fannie Go Green"

In a recent article in The Nation, Brent Blackwelder & James S. Henry explain why lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should view the current mortgage crisis as an opportunity for positive change. ... read more »

CMAP's Regional Indicators Workshops in Northeastern Illinois

The Regional Indicators Project is part of CMAP’s innovative GO TO ... read more »

The Unraveling of the Suburban Fringe

BusinessWeek reports: "Annual price changes in most of the largest metro areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, followed a similar pattern: Values were most stable within a 10-mile radius of the center of the city... read more »

Walk Score Announces America's Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Today Walk Score unveiled its rankings of the 2,508 most walkable neighborhoods in the United States. This is a great resource from Walk Score, and a fun one to boot. ... read more »

Driving Down Real Estate: Will Higher Commuting Costs Kill the Suburbs?

In an interview for NPR in 2005, Daniel McGinn boasted "[My commute] may be the most profitable part of my day." In this Newsweek article, McGinn describes the effects that rising fuel costs have had ... read more »

HSBC Seeks USGBC's Gold Certification for new Mettawa Headquarters, Benfield reacts

Planning Stages - Chicago Business: " (Crain's) — In a boost to the suburban commercial real estate market, HSBC North America Holdings Inc. ... read more »

Forbes Reports: "America's Most Fuel-Efficient Neighborhoods"

Forbes: "With the national average price of gasoline topping $4 a gallon, it's a propitious time to make the case for gas-sipping neighborhoods. ... read more »

Suburban Office Space Losing Occupancy and Value

In a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, Robert Manor writes about the decline in desirable office space in the suburbs, and therefore the value of that space overall. ... read more »

American Chambers of Commerce: Sustainable Economic Development

In an article recently published in the ACCE Journal, Scott Polikov approaches the idea of how to achieve sustainable development and what it means for chamber executives who are working to increase t ... read more »