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From NJ State Assemblyman Joe Roberts: NJ needs a new plan for affordable housing

Sunday, August 26, 2007 By JOE ROBERTS For the Courier-Post New Jersey needs a housing policy that promotes -- not prevents -- the ability of our residents to live where they work. Regional contribution agreements (RCAs) are a barrier to that goal. ... read more »

Sustainability and New Urbanism in the Third World

A recent article on WorldChanging.com brought up the subject of sustainable planning and building in third world regions. The article specifically discusses the October 15 8.0 earthquake in the Ica region of Central Andean Peru. The city of Pisco near the epicenter has reportedly lost 80 percent of... read more »

John Norquist's Letter to Editor (Chicago Tribune) on Highway Maintenance

In "Bad transportation policy, at a price," Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman appropriately bemoans the federal funding of highway expansion over maintenance. Federal funding favors spectacular expansion projects with attendant ribbon cuttings over routine inspection and maintenance that can h... read more »

Pittsburgh Planning Two Prominent Green Developments

In the same vein as Portland and Denver, Pittsburgh is on its way to becoming an energy efficient city centered around green urbanism. This ... read more »

Two Years Later: Displaced Gulf Coast Residents 'Stuck and Suicidal'

The controversial aftermath of hurricane Katrina has been widely documented - a delayed response from FEMA and charges of racism against the government from affected locals. Two years later many displaced citizens are forced to live in FEMA trailers that offer little comfort or sense of community. ... read more »

Interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution just ran an interview with CNU Board Member and Georgia Tech Architecture Program Director Ellen Dunham-Jones. ... read more »

New Urbanism Growing in St. Louis Region

Though it took some time to get going, New Urbanist projects in the sprawling metropolitan St. Louis are slowly densifying the area and lessening automobile-dependence. A St. ... read more »

Anthony Flint on Massachusetts' "Fix-It-First" Infrastructure Policy

Anthony Flint, of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has an interesting < a href="http://anthonyflint.net/blog/">blog worth checking out. He is a former writer for the Boston Globe and author of the book "This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America." In light of the Minnea... read more »

Camden's 18 yr. old Craig Bazan's "Hamlet on the Street," Top "You Tube" Video Week Two: 250,000 views, 1,000 comments.

"Non illegitimus carborundum est" As CNU moves closer to understanding and addressing the inner city, a proud taste of the inner city from Camden, NJ. www.Youtube.com top video pick of the week. ( 3 minutes) ... read more »

Southern California Missing the Point on Global Warming

Rick Cole, 2007 Charter Award juror and city manager of Ventura, CA, writes a poigniant criticism in the Los Angeles Times of Southern California's planning techniques and environmental strategies. The state remains overwelmingly suburban and auto-centric, and while some developers try to densify L... read more »