Development & Implementation

Peter Calthorpe on Smart Neighborhood-Building

Peter Calthorpe was one of my early inspirations for getting into this field.  I read Peter's work in the mid-1990s, and,as an advocate for a major national environmental organization, I felt for the first time that I had a positive ... read more »

Sign the petition to save New Orleans' Charity Hospital

The City of New Orleans is grappling with what to do with Charity Hospital. The proposed LSU/VA medical complex would permanently abandon Charity Hospital, leaving one of the most beautiful buildings in the city to sit blighted with no plans for reuse.... read more »

Do you Digg CNU?

Digg, the popular news website, has just completed a redesign that promises to change the way we get our news. In the past users would submit news articles to Digg and other users would be able to vote on those articles if they liked them. ... read more »

The Sustainable Communities Initiative

The Sustainable Communities Initiative View article with images, formatting, links and comments at http://blog.sustainableindustries.com/category/built-environment/ MaryVogel | July 21, 2010 ... read more »

Financing the Evolution of the Built Environment

Financing the Evolution of the Built Environment http://shar.es/mKI1F MaryVogel | June 21, 2010 originally posted to Sustainable Industries blog where it has photos and links "I suppose it was a tragic thing that the New Urbanists made themselves hostage to the same banking system that was behin... read more »

Shop windows: an endangered species?

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on my NRDC blog (‘Walkability 101-A’) drawing from Washington architect ... read more »

Water Usage by Land Use

I am trying to dig up some information about averages of water usage based on different land uses. Does anyone have any information along these lines that they could share? ... read more »

Camden, N.J. Demolition begins at Riverfront prison, opening waterfront, one mile from downtown Philly.

The demolition of the 24-year-old facility, state and local officials vowed on Wednesday, marks a brighter future for the city. http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20091217/NEWS01/912170352 ... read more »

Change in N.J. affordable-home rules stymies builders.

At that point, town officials will have to decide whether they can allow Towne Center to go ahead as planned or must require Fieldstone to integrate low-income units into the development, risking the ... read more »