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CNU XV: Camden board OKs razing of Sears Building, Lays $72 million on the table to develop area; state adds $22 million

In a marathon planning board meeting that ended after 1:30 a.m., New Urbanist Planning Board Member Kristine Seitz was thrown under the bus by fellow New Urbanists, who, as Yogi Berra would say, "failed to show up in droves." In the most important planning board meeting in over 100 years in Camden, ... read more »

Say Hello to New Urbanism and Goodbye to Commuting

Here is an excerpt from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette featuring Andres Duany discussing how broadband can complement New Urbanist communities. The article quoted Andres saying Telecommuting can be a lonely lifestyle, but a well-designed neighborhood should provide enough social interaction. Tel... read more »

New Urbanism for Austin

Andrés Duany and local reporter Katherine Gregor discuss new developments in Austin Texas. Mr. Duany critiques Austin's civic pride, while drumming up excitement for the city's hosting of CNU XVI. ... read more »

Philadelphia forum shows urban planning not priority in mayor's race

April 10, 2007 Philadelphia forum shows urban planning not priority in mayor's race By Inga Saffron , Inquirer Architecture Critic This was supposed to be the year in which urban planning took center stage as an issue in Philadelphia politics, along with crime and schools. But if last night's mayor... read more »

more evidence that smart growth isn't just for liberals

"Sanford seeks sprawl control." That's the headline in a recent issue of the Columbia (SC) State (http://www.thestate.com/154/story/19190.html). Mark Sanford, the state's impeccably conservative governor, was "omnipresent" at a conference on sprawl, moderated by Andres Duany. It isn't quite clea... read more »

The Beloved Cul-de-Sac Gets Critical Press – L.A. Times

The cul-de-sac is losing favor with most planners and many homeowners, minus sprawl-lovin’ Southern California, according to a recent L.A. Times article. After decades hearing of trapped teenagers and families forced to drive everywhere to access basic services, communities nationwide are seeking... read more »

Austin Business Journal: Austin to host CNUXVI

New urbanism event being held in Austin Austin Business Journal 11:17 AM CDT Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Austin's efforts to create a denser and more active urban core have helped it land a major conference that will draw an estimated 2,000 attendees next ... read more »

Shifts in Consumer Preferences Help New Urbanism Weather Real Estate Storm

A new Gfk Roper study shows Americans developing especially positive attitudes toward New Urbanism and neighborhoods where people live near each other (New Urbanism phrased another way). Judging from a report in the Denver Post, this study is a keeper. Here are a few quotes: ... read more »

yes, a city can get families

Some people have argued that even if compact cities are terrific at attracting single people, they will never attract well-off families. But an article in today's N.Y, Times (at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/nyregion/23kid.html) suggests that if a city is attractive enough and compact enough, i... read more »