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From Beaches to Pine Barrens, a Study Puts Values on New Jersey’s Natural Assets NY Times, Monday, May 21

By PAM BELLUCK, NY TIMES MONDAY, MAY 21,2007 The report, by economists commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, tries to put a dollar value on the state’s natural resources, from the Jersey Shore to the Kittatinny Mountains, to places like, well, Weehawken. ... read more »

A Convenient Remedy for the Inconvenient Truth

The following essay by John Norquist, President and CEO of CNU, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, May 17, 2007. ... read more »

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 »