• 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
  • A new conversation for USDOT

    The "community listening chart" from Nashville, Tennessee, outlines the discussion that is taking place around the I-40 corridor through the city. The discussion is part of US Department of Transportation's Every Place Counts workshop this week—one of four in a two-week period with technical...Read more
  • Junk Infrastructure

    Since the last recession, providing “infrastructure” has been synonymous with providing foundational facilities upon which communities can growAnchor and prosper.
    Since the last recession, providing “infrastructure” has been synonymous with providing foundational facilities upon which communities can grow and prosper. Providing “infrastructure” is seen as inherently good. Similarly, food production is considered inherently positive too. After all, we want to...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