community planning

Why Did the DHS In the US Recently Purchase So Much Ammunition?

The Department Of Homeland Security (or DHS) in the United States has recently purchased huge amounts of ammunition like has never before been seen in any Federal Agency in the United States; nearly 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition.  These ammunition purchases have created cause for serious con... read more »

How the CIA's Illegal Cocaine Trafficking Is Affecting Inner-City Youth In the United States

  As I personally recall, the CIA's (Central Intelligence Agency) involvement in illegal cocaine trafficking from South and Central America into the United States first came to light to the general public during the Oliver North trial for the Iran-Contra affair- read more »

The Role Of the Psychiatrist In the City

Let's face it, large cities and urban areas can be pretty crazy places at times.  So many people to deal with on a daily basis, so much noise, so much traffic, and so much general stress.  With the rate of changes in technology how can anybody even keep up it may seem at times. ... read more »

There's Plenty Of Sunlight To Be Harvested In Pavones, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of those countries that is leading the way in renewable energy istallation and production.  The country intends to become the first carbon-neutral country by the year 2021.  In 2008, oil contributed to only 8% of the country's total electrical power generation capacity. &... read more »

Concerning New Urbanist Development In Orlando, FL's West Side

I have resided near Downtown Orlando, Florida for the vast majority of the 33 years of my life.  I have witnessed this area go through many changes in this time.  The main corridor through Downtown Orlando is called Orange Avenue.  If driving or walking along Orange Avenue, one will s... read more »

What Will Be the Fate of the Playa San Carlos, Panama?

Recently I visited and spoke to several of the local people that work in and/or are involved in the development, engineering, and architecture of Playa San Carlos, Panama.  The Playa San Carlos is one of the most unique and beautiful tropical beaches I have ever witnessed personally.  In t... read more »

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.   ... read more »

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 bette... read more »

North Carolina Plans for Growth

A great effort initiated by CNU member Ben Brown! ... read more »