Development & Implementation

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 »

Major real estate report: shift to urban living is “fundamental,” outer suburbs may “lack staying power”

Last week the Urban Land Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers released their well-regarded annual analysis, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2010. ... read more »

Studies Show New Urbanism Good For Health

With CNU’s 2010 Atlanta Congress: New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places on the horizon, New Urbanism’s connection to the health industry has never been stronge ... read more »

Beloved and Abandoned: A Platting Named Portland - read before Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland

For those coming to the CNU Transportation Summit Nov 4-6 in Portland, OR http://www.cnu.org/transportation2009, I'd like to recommend that you read the discussion on Planetizen titled Beloved and Aba ... read more »

Regarding Revocation Of NJ's Charter Award: Look Who Signed this June 11, 2009 Letter

“If the commission and the office are allowed to atrophy beyond their already compromised condition, the entire state planning process — and everything it has stood for over the past 22 years — ... read more »

LEED-ND Dilemma

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project in the Houston region, and we're interested in going for LEED-ND certification. I've run into a problem, however, and I was wondering if anyone had constructive thoughts on what we might be able to do about it. We're land planners primarily, and haven't done any... read more »