retrofitting suburbia

Pavement to Parks - "The Park-Mart" - A Case for Place

Happy Thanksgiving, and there is still much to be thankful for. We give thanks to our blessings, and with kindred spirits we move foward in the hopes of making our lives a little better for us and those around us. To better places, better streets, better cities, towns, and neighborhoods. ... read more »

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT: Successful Designs for Reshaping Suburbia

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT Successful Designs for Reshaping Suburbia 50th IMCL Conference on Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities ... read more »

NPR talk with Ellen Dunham Jones: Retrofitting Suburbia

Ellen Dunham-Jones, CNU Board Chair, was recently featured on NPR's TED Radio Hour discussing America's suburbs. Making the case that "the biggest urban revitalization projects are in the suburbs, not downtown centers," Dunham-Jones clarifies that due to the building of the suburbs without thinking ... read more »

New Edition of Dunham-Jones and Williamson's Retrofitting Suburbia Available; More Relevant than Ever

When Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson's Retrofitting Suburbia first appeared in 2009, the book seemed eerily prescient for a country still teetering on the economic edge and wondering what its landscape would look like upon waking. ... read more »

Redefining What "Home" Means (ie. Cozier and Closer to the Action): Urbanists Show Up Strong in NYT Debate

The New York Times "Room for Debate" feature — a round-up of mini-essays on a timely topic from opinion leaders in the relevant field — rises or falls on the quality of its expert panelists. ... read more »

What’s the future of post-sprawl retail?

CNU board member Ellen Dunham-Jones is featured in the current issue of the Harvard Business Review ... read more »

Ellen Dunham-Jones speaks mall retrofits on NPR

To the tune of Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go to the Mall,” Ellen Dunham-Jones recently spoke abo ... read more »

TIME Magazine: Recycling Suburbia is #2 "Idea Changing the World Right Now"

TIME Magazine recently released its list of the “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” highlighting some of the progressive ideas reshaping the face of our global economy. ... read more »

Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting anyone? ... read more »