Policy

The subject of walkability is getting political attention, thanks to a catchy phrase.
A large new development area in Missoula, Montana, will be built out according to new urban principles.
A manual for rebuilding community health and opportunity in the post-COVID world.
The State of Oregon adopted significant zoning changes in 2019 that allow two-unit structures across most of the state, and three-unit housing on lots in larger communities. “This doesn’t ‘abolish the suburbs,’ but it does ensure that a wider...
CNU releases report on evolving Michigan suburban landscapes, especially commercial corridors and shopping malls. The ideas and techniques can apply to communities nationwide.
One of the few form-based codes to be applied citywide in a regional major city, Buffalo’s ordinance is having a positive impact on neighborhoods and downtown.
The Biden plan mentions code reform, transit, smart growth, underserved communities, and generally big investments in affordable housing.
The US needs public works investments to help main streets.
Regulation of building types helps to provide predictability and clearly articulate the intended outcomes in many kinds of walkable neighborhoods, but they are not helpful everywhere.
Although zoning was adopted locally, state legislation is helping to revise community land-use codes for the 21st Century.
Enabling missing middle housing and compact neighborhoods are at the heart of land-use reforms in many states and cities.
Following a recent code reform partnership with the State of Vermont culminating in a report and legislative initiatives, CNU has embarked on a similar project in New Hampshire, working with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. The first...