Development & Implementation

NJ Gov. Corzine Set To Destroy Riverfront Prison In Camden

"This is a golden opportunity for North Camden and the entire city. It could open the door for some 50 to 60 acres of new ( waterfront) development," Sadler said. (With spectacular views of Philadelphia) ... read more »

S,O.S. Turn This $100 Million Single Use Project into a $200 Million or More With Proper Design. Official Plans to be Posted

Camden needs to take out an insurance policy against Campbell's Soup, and a mixed use campus is that policy.CNU members can help by faxing Gov. Corzine in New Jersey, asking him to wait before signing off on the plan until we have a chance to organize a presentation of a better alternative for Campb... read more »

Funky Manayunk Tour

There are ghosts in Manayunk. This once-thriving mill town northwest of Philadelphia died in the mid-1960s when the King of Prussia Mall was built about 12 miles away. ... read more »

Old City Tour

William Penn, the Quaker who in 1682 established the new city of Philadelphia based on the concept of religious freedom, was no urbanist. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 8: the NIMBY veto

At a panel of developers, someone pointed out that several cities had neighborhood planning boards, and that they were "institutionalized NIMBYism."* I knew that Washington and Atlanta have neighborh ... read more »

Witold Rybczynski on New Urbanism

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk introduced Witold Rybczynski as New Urbanism's "gentle critic" Thursday evening in the opening night reception and plenary, and the University of Pennsylvania professor, author ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 6: Girard Trolley tour

This afternoon, we went on a tour of Girard Avenue, which, for the first time in decades, has trolley rather than bus service. ... read more »

Urbane big box photo gallery

Spring has sprung in Chicago, so I've taken the chance to update and expand an online photo gallery of big(ger) box stores around the country that are designed in an "urban," pedestrian friendly way. Next time a big chain retailer tells you that "no, it can't be done," you can respond "yes, it can, ... read more »

Buzz growing as Motown’s Downtown Population Grows, learn more at CNU XV's Detroit Sessions

Corey Williams documents the growing demand for retail in Downtown Detroit in the Detroit Free Press on May 5 in ... read more »

Redwood City's Free-Market Parking Meters

Redwood City's Free-Market Parking Meters By Laurence Aurbach, 3 Apr 2007 http://pedshed.net/?p=105 At first glance the notion of free-market parking meters seems impossibly arcane. But as Donald Shoup pointed out in a recent NY Times editorial, "cruising for curb parking generates about 30 percent ... read more »