Policy

Preserving open space in a time of rising development pressure, while fostering equitable development, requires out-of-the-box thinking.
Two journalists travel America in a Cirrus plane, reporting on public-private partnerships, "walkable manufacturing," and what makes second-tier cities succeed.
Donald Shoup's new volume shows how better approaches to parking enable affordable housing, the missing middle, economic development, and better living.
As Sound Transit expands light rail far into the suburbs around Seattle, a policy allows the disposition of excess land for affordable transit-oriented development—consistent with the goals of a CNU report.
Transect-based Lean Codes have compact formats, bare-bones standards, and lighter (pink) red tape, in contrast to the excessive controls, redundancies, contradictions, delays, and unintended consequences created by conventional zoning.
Are your parking rules the actual urban design guidelines for your community? Drawing up a couple of site plans using your current rules may reveal some ugly reality. Thanks to the good folks at Kronberg Wall Architects and Urbanists for this great...
Let’s Move Nashville is a transformative transit initiative that is now in front of the electorate—alternative futures for the city are at stake.
Downtown has come back to life while the city is building a transit framework for walkable, mixed-use growth along corridors.
A citywide comprehensive plan joins progressive vision with detailed implementation.
Sometime this century—perhaps in the next decade—America will be physically repurposed in a new urban form that is different from sprawl or 19th Century gridded towns. Is CNU ready to lead when that happens?
In Boston, a Transportation Department guide lays out a vision for streets as shared public spaces.
The issue has changed from whether the city will grow to how and for whom the development is taking place.