Additional Resources

Emergency Response

  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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  • CNU maintains a list of fire officials who have supported walkable street design and clearances of less than 20 feet.
  • CNU's proposed International Fire Code amendments.
  • CNU Report on Emergency Response & Street Design lays out the case for traditional streets in connected networks, summarizing findings from earlier work and case studies including Peter Swift's study, Local Government Commission case studies of developments in Memphis, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay area, and other studies cataloged by the Initiative team.
  • This article from the November 2009 American Journal of Preventive Medicine (a PDF file), offers the latest proof that sprawl lengthens emergency response times.
  • Oregon's Neighborhood Street Design Guidelines (a PDF file), which resulted from a cooperative effort to reduce street widths.
  • Presentations from, and a summary report of the October 2008 working group meeting are available below.
  • Presentations from and a summary report of the April 2008 Smart Growth Streets and Emergency Response Workshop are available below.
  • An annotated bibliography and collection of articles and studies that helped form the informational skeleton for that workshop can be found at the website of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, which is a partner with CNU in this project. This collection includes the Swift study and excerpts from a study done by the city of Raleigh, N.C., in 2000, showing a fire station in the most connected neighborhood can cover three times more structures than a fire station in the least connected neighborhood.
  • Sprinkler systems also give fire marshals much more comfort with the question of narrow streets, and flexibility in accepting them. Capt. Frank Kinnier, an assistant fire marshal with the Chesterfield County (Va.) Fire & EMS and workshop participant, explains why here.
  • At CNU 18, a presentation was given titled, "Safe Streets for Healthy Neighborhoods". This presentation addresses many of the Emergency Response Initiative topics.

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