August 11, 2011, 10am PDT
The U.S. Postal Services is considering a plan to close more than 3,600 of its 32,000 post offices. This piece from <em>New Urban News</em> looks at the impact of those closures on the small towns likely to be affected.
July 24, 2011, 1pm PDT
In Vancouver, B.C., a stretch of elevated freeway was closed during the 2010 Winter Olympics for safety reasons. Turned out it wasn't missed, and locals are advocating to have it removed.
June 23, 2010, 2pm PDT
According to the new book, <em>Foreclosing the Dream: How America's Housing Crisis Is Reshaping Our Cities and Suburbs,</em> development is shifting to cities more strongly than most Americans realize.
May 5, 2010, 10am PDT
There are nearly 300 form-based codes either enacted or in development across North America. <em>New Urban News</em> takes a look at the rising trend.
April 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Wyandanch, in Babylon, NY is using an old asset to become new urban.
April 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
In his commentary, Rob Steuteville questions whether we should work toward sustaining what we have, or building a more resilient future.
April 9, 2010, 12pm PDT
Changes in USDOT and FTA policies help fund streetcar lines, making them more attractive to cities across the US.
April 9, 2010, 10am PDT
In a widely-read review of Joel Kotkin's book, a statistic claiming that suburban dwellers join significantly more social clubs than urban residents is called into question by Robert Steuteville.
March 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Less money for highways, more for transit and "complete streets" - New Urban News takes a look at where the $1.5 billion TIGER grants are going.
March 14, 2010, 11am PDT
Philip Langdon compares the New Urban response to New Orleans and Haiti.
January 23, 2010, 7am PST
The tide is turning from the last half century, with population trends heading inward and urban from the sundered seas of suburbia.
January 21, 2010, 12pm PST
While Dubai's fantastical Burj Khalifa is mostly empty and development has ground to a halt, Abu Dhabi continues to develop - and smartly, says Philip Langdon.
January 21, 2010, 7am PST
In Portland, up to 400 food stands have sprung up around the city, enlivening underused spaces.
October 18, 2009, 1pm PDT
LEED for Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND) is approved to become a permanent certification program.
September 17, 2009, 5am PDT
New Urban News looks at the growing influence of New Urbanists and their ideas in Washington, from the appointment of former CNU director Shelley Poticha to a HUD position to the new Livable Communities Act proposed by Sen. Christopher Dodd.
September 16, 2009, 9am PDT
Orenco Station in Portland, OR shows that traditional neighborhood development (TND) can decrease car use and encourage walking, according to a new study.
July 31, 2009, 6am PDT
South Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia looks a bit blue at times. But stick around for a few minutes and its complexion changes.
July 27, 2009, 10am PDT
A $276 million mixed-use remake of a 1973-era mall is opening on Interstate 64 in southeastern Virginia. While the retail is trickling in, the housing element is filling up quickly.
July 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
After five years of preparation and testing, members of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Congress for the New Urbanism will begin balloting in late July on whether to authorize a full-fledged LEED-Neighborhood Development program.
May 2, 2009, 1pm PDT
DOT and HUD announce a joint effort to merge land use and planning to improve livability. CNU's John Norquist comments on the merger.