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Eye on the Street: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Watch out Oscar Meyer - the Vienna Beef mobile hits Chicago's State St. 




Montgomery: Where New Urbanism Works

Downtown Montgomery, AL is on the rise, with increasing demand for downtown storefront space.

Mr. Mayor, Tear Down this Expressway

John Norquist takes on the Sheridan Expressway in this NY Daily News op-ed: Mr. Mayor, tear down this expressway

Eye on the Street: Monday, July 16th, 2012

CNU Board Member Doug Farr points his iPhone camera at Normal, IL Mayor Chris Koos, as he dedicates Normal's new Uptown Amtrak Station, alongside Senator Dick Durbin and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.





The Message Resonates on Live/Work/Walk

This past May, CNU CEO and President John Norquist spoke to the Realty Club of Chicago on CNU's Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment initiative. As the below letter attests, the need for comprehensive reform of financing restrictions to allow investment that creates walkable, urban areas is a message that resonates to all audiences. For more information on Live/Work/Walk, please see


Eye on the Street: Monday, July 9th, 2012

CNU's Heather Smith takes a stroll by her local Red Line stop in Chicago. Is this station undergoing construction or a misguided attempt at Tactical Urbanism?





The Constitutional Imperative to Not Build Sprawl: A CNU Fireside Chat with David Green

Join CNU as we engage Georgia Tech School of Architecture Professor of the Practice and Perkins + Will Principal David Green in a fireside chat surrounding CNU's Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment initiative.

The Journal of Urbanism – Call for Papers, DIY Urbanism

The Journal of Urbanism – Call for Papers

Special Issue: DIY Urbanism

Guest Editor, Donovan Finn, PhD, Stony Brook University

Eye on the Street: Friday, June 15th, 2012

Norman Garrick, CNU Board Member, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Connecticut and director of UCONN’s new Center for Smart Transportation, delivers a lecture at the Institut fur Stadtbaukunst and the Technische Universitat Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany.





Saving Walkable, Bikeable Streets

Our friends at Smart Growth America have launched a campaign to "Stop the House Assault on Walkable Neighborhoods."

In an email, SGA's Online Communications Director Alex Dodds writes: