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The Top Reasons to See William Cronon at CNU


Next Wednesday, June 1, at 5:15pm, I’m headed to Madison to hear the speech of a lifetime.  I’m a geography geek and William Cronon is one of the high priests of my field.

Saving Lives Through Good Street Design

Last week's post from Ben Schulman, "Roads Aren't the Problem.

Biking, Walking and Networking towards a Healthier Los Angeles

CNU member Ryan Snyder convened the first day of Renew Los Angeles County today.  There was a lot of energy in the room this morning as Ryan called to order about 50 seasoned street design experts from around the country to help the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health achieve better designs in streets, networks and public health.

Wanted: Your Input

One of the greatest things about CNU is the wealth of knowledge, creativity, and experience of our members. Every year we get together to exchange ideas about creating healthy, viable, sustainable, and enjoyable communities at the Annual Congress. These events give us a forum to talk about the future of urbanism, develop and refine solutions, and network with like-minded individuals.

CNU 18 Academic Papers Now Online

A huge thank you to everyone who participated, attended, spoke, and organized sessions at CNU 18: "Rx for Healthy Places" in Atlanta, GA.

Leading CNU Transportation Reformer featured on Planetizen

Check out this Planetizen Story featuring CNU Board Member Norman Garrick's latest observations about the e

CNU members cause Twitter Sensation

Congratulations to CNU members — and CNU too — who helped make New Urbanism one of the leading source of urban tweets in 2009.

Virginia Connectivity Standards featured in CNU 17 program

There's been a lot of debate lately about the new Virginia Connectivity Standards are stirring up much debate.

Teams Meet to Plan Atlanta’s Future for Healthy Aging

Continuing the Atlanta Regional Comission Charrette a panel of experts from the National Center of Healthy Aging, the Wesley Woods Geriatric Center and the Department of Community Health discussed ba