• Jane Jacobs: Four ways to improve cities and towns

    Influential words from the most influential writer on urban planning in modern times
    The most influential writer on urban planning in modern times, the late Jane Jacobs received the Vincent Scully Prize from the Green Building Council in 2000. Jacobs made a seminal speech offering suggestions for communities on the four topics: Empowering immigrant neighborhoods to develop freely,...Read more
  • The little house that could

    When Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005, aid for the region arrived in all shapes and sizes from across the US.
    When Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005, devastating historic communities across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, aid for the region arrived in all shapes and sizes from across the US. At CNU, over 100 members volunteered to help—culminating in a massive planning session for the coast. The first...Read more
  • Small-scale developers movement gains steam

    A small developer and builders group associated with CNU is gathering momentum and has the potential to fill a gap in the industry. Resources are available for big urban developers and sprawl builders, but few educational materials and support systems can be found to help small-scale infill...Read more