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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 »

Going green? Debate shifting from what you drive to how much

The connections between transportation, energy, global warming, and neighborhoods continue to make inroads into national political discourse, even while the legislative debate on global warming continues to focus on cap-and-trade systems for industry and fuel efficiency standards for automobiles ... read more »

Campbell plan faces additional hurdle in court

Saturday, June 23, 2007 Another lawsuit was recently filed against the Campbell project, this one by Dr. Denim, a hip hop manufacturing company that says it wants to buy the Sears Building and convert it into a recording studio, retail store and manufacturing center for its hand-painted clothes. ... read more »

Campbell Soup Plan Hits Snag: Camden activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co.

By ALAN GUENTHER Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN Another procedural error by the city planning board dealt a setback Friday to a major redevelopment plan. This time, community activist Frank Fulbrook won a round in court in his fight against the Campbell Soup Co. Campbell wants to tear down the vacant, di... read more »