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Wealthy towns must have affordable homes

Rich communities should not be allowed to outsource their obligation to provide affordable housing. A plan to stop packing affordable housing into cities is running into opposition from New Jersey League of Municipalities members. Contending the organization is concerned about urban areas losing reh... read more »

The proposed Campbell Soup Co. expansion became more convoluted Thursday. NU's, please provide POV on CP Forum

Friday, July 27, 2007 By EILEEN STILWELL Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN The proposed Campbell Soup Co. expansion and the future of the historic Sears Building became more convoluted Thursday with the cancellation of a special city planning board meeting. ... read more »

New report demonstrates premium from walkable mixed use, mixed income development

23rd July 2007 — Press Release A new report, Valuing Sustainable Urbanism, suggests that the government’s target of 3 million news homes by 2020 need not result in sprawl and environmental damage if we build walkable, mixed use, mixed income developments instead of car-dependent housing estate... read more »

Gulfport Chooses Developers for Rebuilding Efforts

Gulfport appears to be getting serious about implementing its post-Katrina rebuilding plans, which continue to be heavily influenced by new urbanists. The Mississippi Coast's leading newspaper the Sun-Herald reports that the Gulfport City Council has voted to engage three developers, including Henry... read more »

Help make Fairview Village aka Yorkship Village in Camden, NJ a "Wonder"

Fellow New Urbanists, Fairview Village, aka Yorkship Village, has been nominated as a potential "Seven Wonders of South Jersey" by the radio station SOJO 104.9. (we were just nominated which is pretty late in the game so we have some serious catching up to do) That is where I need your help! ... read more »

Camden Courier Post: Campbell Soup Terrible Design: You can comment anonymously. Deadline July 30.

The fight for the Sears Building overshadows the fact that Campbell Soup's project is a terribly designed suburban-style component of the Gateway Neighborhood Redevelopment, which ignores transportation assets. The PATCO Hi-Speedline and River LINE skirt the edge. Your comments welcome in Camden Cou... read more »

Smart growth? Wise up. If only you would work.A recent Times look at how four "smart-growth" or "transit-oriented" developments.

Los Angeles Times Editorial Though the concept hasn't delivered on its promise of getting us out of our cars, that doesn't mean it's a failure. July 11, 2007 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-smartgrowth11jul11,0,5881270.s... ... read more »

Miami Herald: "Trailblazer" Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk gives old code an "F" as revamped code awaits council action

For the past several years, CNU founder Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk has been heading up a Herculean and potentially very consequential project, a city-wide overhaul of Miami's zoning code called Miami 21. ... read more »

Norquist Discusses Urban Renewal in Upstate New York

CNU President John Norquist was a featured speaker at an urban policy seminar entitled "Can Upstate Cities Save Themsleves," held in Albany in early June. Upstate cities, such as Albany, Rochester, and Buffalo continue to age drastically, while losing jobs and population. As violent crime continues... read more »

NAACP General Council and Interim President Speaks on Zoning, Suburbs and Segregation on C-Span

National Association of Attorneys General talk about the 150th anniversary of Dred Scott decision and its impact. Move time slider to 1 hour, 25 minutes. Next 3 minutes of speech covers zoning, suburbs and segregation. ... read more »