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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 »

John Norquist Speaks in Glasgow

Rethink needed on Clyde regeneration, says US expert Glasgow Herald GERRY BRAIDEN March 13 2007 The vision for the regeneration of the Clyde will need to be re-worked if it's not to become an opportunity lost, a leading US expert in urban renewal has warned. ... read more »

Seattle Votes "No" on Tunnel, New Viaduct: Surface-Transit Only Option Left Standing

Seattle voters officially rejected both the viaduct replacement and a four-lane tunnel options on Tuesday’s ballot, showing that more and more people are starting to share the vision articulated by John Norquist of CNU, Scott Bernstein of CNT and Seattle's Cary Moon and fellow advocates -- a water... read more »

Denver Newspaper Readers to Libertarian: You Don't Speak for Us When You Champion Sprawl

Readers delivered a reality check this weekend to Jennifer Lang of the Independence Institute after she penned an op-ed piece in the Rocky Mountain News that trotted out the kind of anti-urbanist canards that get pro-sprawl Libertarians and their principles twisted up in knots. A number of readers w... read more »

Philadelphia, site of CNU XV, Brainstorming Exercise produced reams of ideas for improving the Philly waterfront.

Since the plan is being crafted with political realities in mind, it will include several "quick-hit projects" that can be completed in short order, said Praxis director Harris Steinberg. The next mayor could announce his first effort in November and have something to show the public by the spring. ... read more »

Camden New Jersey's Fairview Neighborhood on CNU XV Program, in the news, Camden Courier-Post 3/6/07

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Re: "New urbanism has potential in region" (editorial, Feb. 16). The new urbanism concept is growing every day in this country. One of the best examples of new urbanism living is in Camden. Read CP 3/06/07 Editorial: http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/... read more »