Development & Implementation

Campbell's Soup Project is Part of Larger "Gateway Neighborhood" Planned Redevelopment

Campbells Soup ignores two major commuter rail lines bordering its re-development zone, prefering to cater to cars instead. Excludes new residential near Campbell's campus. http://www.ci.camden.nj.us/departments/GATEWAYRED%20PLAN.pdf ... read more »

Paving history for parking. For nearly two centuries, the buildings stood until they were mistakenly torn down .

Phila. Inquirer By Inga Saffron Inquirer Architecture Critic Paving history for parking For nearly two centuries, the buildings stood as sentinels at Front and Chestnuts streets until they were mistakenly torn down by bulldozers to make way for a parking lot. The matter is under investigation. ... read more »

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 »