Development & Implementation

Capital MetroRail Prioritizes People to Create an Accessible, Connected, and Sustainable City

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts fro... read more »

Towards a New Multi-Modal System of Transportation in the Twin Cities: Minneapolis & Saint Paul, MN

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts fro... read more »

Building A Beach Town In Dominical, Costa Rica

Dominical is a slow-paced, laid back beach town in the Southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Osa Canton/Northern Osa Peninsula.  The South Pacific Highway running North/South parallel to the Pacific coast of this region all the way to Panama City, Panama was recently paved over in the la... read more »

Mayor's Task Force for Downtown Lending

One of the lasting marks from the Great Recession has been a decrease in lending.  This can be a good thing if it means that financially-unsound projects don't get funded.  Unfortunately, not only unsound but entirely sound projects have been swept up in this consequence. Financially-sound... read more »

Concerning New Urbanist Development In Orlando, FL's West Side

I have resided near Downtown Orlando, Florida for the vast majority of the 33 years of my life.  I have witnessed this area go through many changes in this time.  The main corridor through Downtown Orlando is called Orange Avenue.  If driving or walking along Orange Avenue, one will s... read more »

An excellent article in The Economist on the importance of cities

I had a feeling Glaeser's book would be mentioned as I started reading and there it was, in the fifth paragraph. Interesting statistics and argument. ... read more »

Hunts Point Market

To remove, or not to remove, that is the question! Community activist groups and Bronx, NY residents have long awaited the decision of the Sheridan Expressway's fate. Mayor Bloomberg and the city answered their questions this past summer: the removal option was off the table. This decision was large... read more »

Kelowna’s Rails With Trails Active Transportation Project Stopped in its Tracks

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Grid d... read more »

CNU City Spotlight: A brief encounter with Amman, Jordan

  This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post comes from CNU member Wajdi Ghoussoub, and focuses on Amman, J... read more »

Montgomery Bankers Discuss Main Street

On Wednesday, September 19, I met with seventeen bankers, two developers, and Montgomery, Alabama Economic Development Director Chad Emerson. I spoke for fifteen minutes about CNU's Live/Work/Walk initiative, focused on federal housing finance reform. ... read more »