Development & Implementation

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 »

Taking on code reform to improve public health in Atlanta

This post originally appeared on the CNU Atlanta website as part one of a three part series leading up the the Healthy Communities Summit, which will be held September 20-21 in Atlanta, GA. ... read more »

The Olympic Legacy...First Hand

With all the talk and excitement flying around about the London 2012 Olympics, I couldn’t help but weigh in with my experience at the games last week. My husband and I were fortuitous enough to attend the games in person this summer, and experience all that came along with it, including transporta... read more »

Urban Designer Series: Robert Moses

In an attempt to dive a little deeper into what urban design is, and how it became the important profession that it is today, I have decided to start an “Urban Designer” series. Periodically, I will look at the most well-known urban design writers, scholars, and professionals throughout history ... read more »

Form-Based Code Results in Successful Bay Area TOD

When it opened in 2010, Walnut Creek Apartments provided 422 apartment units and 35,000 square feet of street-facing retail immediately adjacent to the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Station of the BART system, located in Walnut Creek, California, in the bay area east of San Francisco. What isn... read more »

Building Smarter Cities…In the Year 2060

When my colleague put an article on my desk today with the subtitle, “Climate change will drive people to urban areas. How will urban planners accommodate them all?” it caught my attention, not because of the topic, but because of the double spread striking image of the “flat tower” proposed... read more »