Philadelphia

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 »

Urbanists Roll Up Their Sleeves in Philadelphia's Francisville Neighborhood

A group of more than 100 CNU XV participants left the Loews Hotel early Wednesday morning and boarded the Broad Avenue subway for Francisville for four related "urban labs' where they worked with resi ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 4: BosTroit

At one of the NextGen small group sessions, I heard a wonderful phrase describing what's going on in Philadelphia and some other cities: "BosTroit"- like Boston downtown (i.e. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 1: bad neighborhoods

A few hours ago, I got off the plane and took the 37 bus to South Philadelphia (where I am visiting a friend for my first couple of days here). ... read more »

Can't-miss sights for new urbanists in Philadelphia

Before you leave for CNU XV, make sure that you read up on how to get around Philadelphia, print off a map of CNU XV ... read more »

Farther, faster? Not anymore

Progress in transportation is stalling as technology lags and suburban sprawl ties things up. By Paul Nussbaum Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer After centuries of ever-faster travel, the triumph of technology over time seems to have stalled. The expectation that each generation will be not only b... read more »