R. John Anderson

My name is John, and I think that urbanists should own buildings as part of building/rebuilding good places. As developers, we focus upon smaller, simpler buildings with local partners who are committed to their neighborhood.  We share the lessons we are learning. We want people to know where they can get the best return on the brain damage we all go through.  Rookie developers need to be good generalists if they are going to reinvent the way we build in neighborhoods and corridors.


CNU helps to create more walkable places through a number of tools and resources—like our Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Manual—along with transportation reform, Complete Streets advocacy, and our pioneering Highways to Boulevards initiative. Additionally, CNU’s Transportation Summits series has regularly convened leading thinkers in transportation reform to tackle current challenges since 2002.

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