• New opportunity for Detroit neighborhood

    In Detroit, the neighborhood of Brush Park stands between three of the city’s fastest revitalizing areas: Midtown, Eastern Market, and the Central Business District.
    In Detroit, the neighborhood of Brush Park stands between three of the city’s fastest revitalizing areas: Midtown, Eastern Market, and the Central Business District. All three have roared back to life in recent years, but Brush Park—just a five-minute walk from major cultural assets, pro sports...Read more
  • Small furry mammals versus the dinosaur

    Over the last six decades, the propensity toward ‘big’ has infiltrated every aspect of human life. People are bigger (or fatter), cars, homes, food production, retail, hospitals, business, industry, government, and cities all have burgeoned in size. This has resulted in vast layers of bureaucracy,...Read more
  • Duany bound with red tape

    CNU co-founder Andres Duany and many of his colleagues launched the Lean Urbanism initiative two years ago to fight overregulation in building cities and towns. Duany recounts that his generation of architects and builders in the 1970s and 1980s faced a much lighter regulatory regime. Walton County...Read more
  • More walkable, more fair

    Walkability leads to higher social equity, even in cities that have higher housing costs, according to research in the new report Foot Traffic Ahead . The graph above shows that cities with more office, retail, and multifamily development in walkable urban locations also score the highest in social...Read more