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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 »

Tacoma's Salishan: A Safe and Affordable Alternative

Once a blighted and crime-ridden community of public housing in Tacoma, Washington - today, the area known as Salishan, is redeveloping into a stable, mixed-income neighborhood. Linda Baker's recent article in the New York Times highlights the impact Salishan has had on residents both old and new. ... read more »

Prince of Wales puts royal spotlight on location efficiency of "new urbanism" as climate change, public health response

Already one of the world's most thoughtful and high-visibility advocates for better community planning, HRH the Prince of Wales (better known as Prince Charles here in the states) is emerging as one of the most thoughtful and high-visibility world figures drawing attention to the role of sprawl in c... read more »

Campbell's Soup : 5-1 HSC Council also noted applicants' failure to explore possible uses other than Class A office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRENTON - June 22, 2007 Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), the statewide, grassroots historic preservation advocacy and education organization, today congratulated the New Jersey Historic Sites Council (HSC) for its vote yesterday to protect ... read more »

Norquist in Toronto: Tear Down the Gardiner

John Norquist promotes a bolder vision for Toronto through a reexamination of their waterfront freeway. 'Tear down the Gardiner' By ROB GRANATSTEIN The man who spearheaded tearing down Milwaukee's elevated waterfront expressway came to Toronto with his wrecking ball this week. ... read more »

NY TIMES, SUNDAY, JUNE 17: We would urge Campbell's to think again before risking its reputation for good citizenship...

NY TIMES,N.Y./Region Campbell Soup Company has been a mainstay in Camden, a southern New Jersey city that has long since fallen on hard times. We would urge Campbell to think again before risking its reputation for good citizenship and to explore other courses of action. One alternative would be to... read more »

Congestion Charge for Downtown Chicago?

For those of us who want to promote public transportation and put more money into public transit I wouldn't have picked this headline but it did make the front page and seems to be sparking a great debate. The Sun Times front headline in huge letters proclaims ... read more »

Citizens Embrace New Urbanist Development in Chico

This editorial from the Chico, CA Enterprise-Record not only offers an endorsement of the recently approved Meriam Park development, it shows why communnity members are supporting it as well. The plan's walkable, dense, mixed-use neighborhoods are a big reason why. ... read more »