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McKibben on Global Warming, and (New) Urbanism

Bill McKibben's recent reviews from the New York Review of Books suggest New Urbanism's potential role in the fight against global warming. ... read more »

Austin, Texas Emerges as America's Greenest Big City

In a recent Chicago Tribune front page article, writer Howard Witt details the Texas capital's rigourous efforts to curb climate change and set an example for cities around the world. ... read more »

The grand design for Philadelphia's Delaware River waterfront: Help Philadelphians reconnect with their river.

The plan's biggest idea - and easily the most controversial - is the Penn Praxis recommendation to march the city's street grid right down to the river. In voicing his strong support,Democratic mayoral nominee Michael Nutter calls for "a more urban, Philadelphia-style feeling along the water." ... read more »

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 »