Policy

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.
A sprawling land that’s crossed by freeways—put a few thousand down and rent a room. Be a part of the next technology boom.
Although market urbanists like walkable urbanism, they often focus on issues that are not at the core of New Urbanism.
The first national summit is coming on accessory dwelling units, the small housing type that has big potential.
Walkable places are vital to health and welfare—and contrary to perceptions, they also reduce household costs.
In addition to land use that perversely incentivizes the destruction of rural lands with 5-acre lots, the financial system further incentivizes rural subdivisions gobbling up farmland at a frightening rate.
These items are the sum of innovations by colleagues and reinforce practices that have successfully entered the mainstream.
From coast to coast and in middle America, more sensible parking policies are taking hold and may be the quickest path to urban revitalization.