While vehicles miles traveled (VMT) have risen in 2015 in the last three years after nine years of historic lows, the nation is still in a 20-year downward trend relative to economic growth, according to Chris McCahill of the State Smart...
Note: Charles Ellison spoke at CNU 25 in Seattle as part of a panel on Combating the Suburbanization of Poverty. Sit at the tables where people are deciding where the new high school will go, or whether to expand the bus depot, and you’ll...
Streets support commerce, social interaction, physical activity, recreation, and multimodal transportation—yet DOT funding criteria are stuck in the past.
A leaner, lighter approach to infrastucture is more cost-effective, sustainable, and livable—an idea worth considering for America in National Infrastructure Week.
For National Infrastructure Week, here are priorities that meet transportation, economic, and livability needs.
Fourteen hundred top land-use professionals, public officials, and citizens gathered in Seattle last week to discuss the future of cities.

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Three affordable housing developments in Asheville

Three of the affordable housing developments in Asheville, North Carolina, that were reported on in the October-November New Urban News were produced...

The Hercules, California, City Council approved a new

The Hercules, California, City Council approved a new urbanist conceptual plan July 22 that calls for construction of 1,224 housing units, 42,000 sq...

HUD announces $124 million for HOPE VI and $65 million for new 'Choice Neighborhoods' program

The federal HOPE VI program will disburse $124 million for five or six public housing redevelopment projects in the coming fiscal year, officials of...

Ankeny, Iowa, a community of 36,000 a few

Ankeny, Iowa, a community of 36,000 a few miles north of Des Moines, unveiled plans in August for development of Prairie Trail, a 1,031-acre project...

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The Power Grid

“We know what the appliance is…. now we need to find plugs to connect it to the existing power grids.” Christopher Alexander Since its inception, the Congress for the New Urbanism and its members have in fact been making the plugs to connect to...

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