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Hope 6 projects are planned to replace public housing towers with neighborhoods by using principles of the New Urbanism in many cities around the nation. A few projects are built or under construction, and the early results are promising (see photo...
Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design By Douglas S. Kelbaugh, University of Washington Press, 1997. Softcover, 334 pp., $35. Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design should be used as a work book — a treatise to...
The New Urbanism certainly has strong implications for planners, architects, traffic engineers, developers and the entire real estate industry. But its political ramifications are relatively unexplored. That may change, according to a column in the...
Smart growth” may be hard to define, but professionals active in the field of New Urbanism and allied disciplines recognize it when they see it. America is seeing a great deal of growth, but not much of it could be called “smart” in the eyes of new...
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) met in October to promote walkable neighborhoods and encourage multimodal transportation investments. CNU was represented, along with the Local Government Commission, Surface Transportation Policy Project, EPA,...
Shelley Poticha, CNU Executive Director, recently attended a meeting co-sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Farmland Trust, and the National Growth Management Leadership Project in Washington, D.C. Representatives...
CNU has entered into a three-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Urban and Economic Development Division. This agreement will help CNU expand its work to encourage policy-makers, developers, and communities to...
To date, CNU primarily has focused on creating and building an organization.
Post Properties announced that it completed its acquisition of Columbus Realty Trust (see September/October issue of New Urban News). Post and Columbus are publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REIT) specializing in apartment buildings....
Two senior executives in charge of the Celebration project for Disney have struck out on their own. Former Disney vice presidents Don Killoren and Charles Adams have formed Celebration Associates of Orlando, Florida, and they will offer...
St. Joe Corp. of Jacksonville, Florida, the largest landholder in the state, announced an agreement in principle October 1 to “combine” with the Arvida Company, a major real estate developer based in Boca Raton, Florida. The acquisition or merger...
Former Congress for the New Urbanism executive director Peter Katz has launched a firm, Urban Advantage, to promote well-designed developments and improvements in the public realm. “We’re a full service consultancy promoting the inherent benefits of...