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Eye on the Street: April 1, 2011


Today's "Eye on the Street" entry comes from Art Cueto

Yale Avenue, Claremont, Ca. Art says: "A very livable street."



'The Suburbs' Wins Album of the Year

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about Arcade Fire's new album 'The Suburbs.' Now the album has unexpectedly won Album of the Year at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The album delves into the social problems created by our built environment.

Obama seeking to spend $53 Billion on High-Speed Rail

Joe Biden announced yesterday that the Obama administration is going to request $53 billion for high-speed rail over the next six years. Check out Time's article.

IBMadison features CNU 19

A recent article in IBMadison talks about CNU 19 coming to Madison. Check it out here!

L.A. Times writes about Stefanos Polyzoides

The Los Angeles Times recently wrote an article about Stefanos Polyzoides and the founding of the Congress for the New Urbanism. The article discusses what New Urbanism is all about, what motivated Stefanos to co-found CNU, and all the work Stefanos has done. It's definitly worth a read.

Ways to Use LEED-ND

Kaid Benfield recently wrote a blog entry about how local groups and citizens can use LEED-ND. Check it out here!

The Importance of Mixed-Income Housing in Madison

Check out this blog entry by Jack Craver. He talks about the importance of mixed-income housing in Madison.

Access to Chicago Metra Stations Increases Value of Suburban Homes

A recent article by Kay Severinsen from SearchChicago-Homes reports on a study done by RE/MAX on the value of suburban homes. The study found that access to public transit and the distance from downtown Chicago has a big impact on home prices.

John Norquist Visits Australian New Urbanists

CNU President John Norquist joined US DOT Asst. Secretary Polly Trottenberg, New York Planning Association Executive Director Robert Yaro and HUD Asst. Secretary Raphael Bostic at Sustainability Conference in Brisbane Australia. The four spoke to a conference organized by the Sydney University's US Studies Center.