housing

Libertyville, IL: "Where Small Houses Mean Brisk Sales"

The School Street Libertyville development in Libertyville, IL is the subject of the below piece from Marketwatch. Watch this community take off and design its way out of economic malaise: ... read more »

Gen Y Values Great Neighborhoods Over Great Homes

Here is an interesting post at Urban Turf indicating that Gen Y prefers a great neighborhood over a great house. ... read more »

Rethinking Housing for a New Economy

Will the recent economic crisis fundamentally change the way Americans view housing? New Urbanists are betting that it will – and are seizing the opportunity to direct the conversation towards the benefits of smaller, more sustainable housing. ... read more »

HUD to CNU: What do you you do when you get what you asked for?

HUD officials made it clear at CNU 18 in Atlanta that ideas emerging from the Congress for New Urbanism have profoundly shaped federal policy, as it's now shifting under the Obama Administration. ... read more »

Illinois a signature away from adopting CNT's Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

Although they're still dithering when it comes to fixing Illinois' sinking financial ship, our General Assembly did something right this session: On April 27, 2010, the House passed legislation ado... read more »

John Wasik's The Cul de Sac Syndrome: Give it to your lay friends

John Wasik’s book The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome, published this year by Bloomberg Press, reads a bit like a college intro class about the crisis of the American home. ... read more »

Urbanism is value: Higher Walk Score means higher neighborhood home values

Thanks to a new report put out by CEO's For Cities, there's further statistical evidence for what New Urbanists have been saying for quite a while: people ... read more »

John Norquist's Congressional Testimony on Neighborhoods & Transportation Networks

Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Urban Development ... read more »

CNU weighs in on 2009 stimulus with proven housing strategies

CNU chair Ray Gindroz, president John Norquist, and board member Sam Sherman recently sent a memo to Rep. ... read more »

Credit crunch hastening the demise of large tract subdivisions

Economic troubles are causing home buyers and developers to reconsider the housing trends that have defined american suburbs for 50 years. ... read more »