In the News

Obesity-Walkability-New Urbanism Link

It seems more and more studies these days are making the connection between the built environment and health, and pointing to the challenge we face in improving our communities. Two recent news stories are a case in point. One covers a study that found a link between gas prices and obesity. Higher... read more »

SNU Congress I

To anyone interested in the first Students for New Urbanism Conference: This post is to notify you about the first Students for New Urbanism Congress to be held this October at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ... read more »

Campbell Soup plan challenged again. Campbell Soup deadline to resolve; this Friday, Sept.14.

Filed in the Appellate Division of Superior Court, the suit is the fifth challenge to the proposed expansion of Campbell Soup Co.'s world headquarters here. ... read more »

Cities Key to Curbing Climate Crisis

As New Urbanism grows in popularity and programs like LEED-ND start to take off, more people are paying attention to the natural environmental benefits of urbanism... The Urban Revival ... read more »

Helping Buffalo Avoid Another Freeway Mistake by the Lake

John Norquist and transportation planner Norm Marshall were in Buffalo, New York late last week, alerting Buffalonians to the ramifications of allowing the NYSDOT to forge ahead with an awful plan to maintain an embanked freeway along the city's Outer Harbor and expand an adjacent frontage road. Nor... read more »

A new theory of ancient cities

A new theory of ancient cities September 1, 2007 Los Angeles Times Staff Writer,By Thomas H. Maugh II / Los Angeles Times Staff Writer ...was a full-fledged urban center of about 325 acres. The finds, the researchers wrote, suggest that the study of early urban areas "must accommodate multiple model... read more »

EPA Urban Transportation Design Study in Governing Magazine

A study compared how well old-city street layouts handled traffic versus modern approaches. The results set off a firestorm. From Governing Magazine By ALEX MARSHALL When I drive my neighborhood streets of Brooklyn, which were laid out more than a century ago in a grid style, it’s obvious: These c... read more »

Robin Roberts and Good Morning America welcome Pass Christian family to new Katrina Cottage

Robin Roberts was live in her hometown of Pass Christian, MS for the second day in a row today, commemorating the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destructive collision with the Gulf Coast ... read more »

Looking at the big picture

Planners say entire neighborhoods, not individual buildings, key to payoff of green principles Charlotte Business Journal - July 6, 2007 by Bea Quirk "One of the basic principles of ecology is that everything is connected -- that no part of the environment exists in a vacuum. ... read more »

A "Radical" Idea Whose Time Has Come: Lehrer News Hour Explores Bringing Down Seattle's Alaskan Way Freeway

More and more Seattle residents are showing they are fed up with the domination of their potentially beautiful waterfront by a truck route. ... read more »