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Philadelphia Inquirer, University of Pennsylvania Call for Form Based Code in Philadelhia "Embrace 21st-century zoning..."

"Ditch the complicated mathematics of conventional zoning for a new “form-based” code, one that starts with how a building meets the street, defines public space, and matches its context. ... read more »

Second Life As Urban Hipsters. 11/27/07 Philadelphia Inquirer

"They will leave the suburbs for the convenience of being able to walk nearly everywhere, the comfort of nearby neighbors, the stimulation of the city's cultural institutions and the proximity of good ... read more »

PEAK OIL: WALL STREET JOURNAL, NOVEMBER 19, 2007

Oil Officials See Limit Looming on Production. ... read more »

Camden is likely to stay fifth 'most dangerous."

Developer Carl Dranoff, who has committed $300 million to two high-rise housing projects and mixed housing on the Camden waterfront, said he remained bullish on the city. ... read more »

A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale, NY Times, 11/04

Last year, there were twice as many people in the 25-to-39 age group moving into the city as leaving, according to Charles Rynerson, a demographer with the Population Research Center at Portland State ... read more »

A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale, NY Times, 11/04

Last year, there were twice as many people in the 25-to-39 age group moving into the city as leaving, according to Charles Rynerson, a demographer with the Population Research Center at Portland State ... read more »

Mayors, Looking to Cities’ Future, Are Told It Must Be Colored Green: NY Times, 11/03/07

Cities that are “walkable,” workable and livable add up to the “s” word: sustainable. ... read more »

Is California Ready for New Urbanism?

Leaders from CNU's Southern and Northern California chapter groups participated in a debate at the APA California chapter's annual conference earlier this month about whether California is ready to turn around it's development patterns. The consensus? The state still has a long way to go. ... read more »

Buffalo City Council Unanimous in Opposing the Expansion of Waterfront Highway, Local Groups Form Buffalo Waterfront Coalition

CNU's effort to enable urbanism on Buffalo's downtown waterfront continues to build momentum. This week, the Buffalo City Council asked the State to delay the awarding of construction contracts that would maintain the embanked Route 5 freeway and expand a major frontage road on the Outer Harbor. Cou... read more »

"How will we know when an urban island has evolved into a true town center? When a walk to it is as pleasant as a walk in it."

Russ Sikes, founding member of the CNU North Texas Chapter writes in the Dallas Morning News about the need to provide better connectivity between islands of New Urbanism and surrounding suburban development. ... read more »