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And They All Come Tumbling Down: A Training for Highways-to-Boulevards Activists

Join CNU, experts in highway removal and surface street conversion, and activists around the country for a lively conversation on January 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM CST. Three speakers will briefly present key lessons learned in highway removal campaigns across the country, including how to shift political strategy, define elements of a success campaign, and better engage transportation professionals in talking about highway alternatives.  

NEW! Highways-to-Boulevards Forum

CNU invites you to contribute to CNU's new Highways-to-Boulevards online forum.  You can view the forum here:

After working on the soon-to-be-released 2012 Freeways Without Futures report, CNU staff wanted to continue the conversation with both national advisory board members, CNU members, highway activists and the public.

WATCH: Local Street Networks and the Future of Claiborne Avenue


Before the City of New Orleans releases its request for proposals to conduct the federal TIGER II transportation study, the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition sought to educate residents on a potential highway removal project favoring a boulevard conversion effort. Featuring CNU member Eric Dumbaugh, you can now watch this event online:

Local Street Networks and the Future of Claiborne Avenue

Join the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition for a discussion on the future of Claiborne Avenue on December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Center. Local experts in community development, planning, transportation and architecture will present research and reflections on the future of Claiborne. National street design expert Eric Dumbaugh will discuss the Corridor’s current design as well as present research on the efficiency and safety of connected street networks.

Rainwater-In-Context at StormCon 2011

Stormwater professionals from across the continent gathered at the annual North American Surface Water Quality Conference, also known as StormCon, in Anaheim during late August.  Congress for the New Urbanism’s members came out in force as key presenters at this conference, which brings together many disciplines in the premier forum for stormwater practice collaboration.

The Plan for Transformation, LEED-ND Style

Beginning in 2000, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the most ambitious redevelopment of public housing since the 1950s.  

News from New Haven on the Oak Street Connector (Route 34)

In 1959, the Oak Street Connector (Route 34) was built on 26 acres in downtown New Haven, interrupting the lives of and displacing 600 residents. On November 10, the New Haven Urban Design League and residents hope to interrupt the well-laid plans at City Hall with a call for a better boulevard design in the Downtown Crossing plan to replace Route 34. New Haven’s Board of Aldermen will vote on a resolution next Thursday to revise the current boulevard conversion plans for better walkability.