5:52 pm - Mon, Jan 7, 2013

CNU 21: Living Community Registration Now Open

Registration for CNU 21: Living Community is now OPEN. Take advantage of our Early Bird rates by signing up before April 24th, 2013.

CNU 21 Living Community will be held in gorgeous downtown Salt Lake City , May 29 - June 1, 2013. Living Community balances the demands of physical, social, economic, and environmental values by connecting people to place and awakening in us a stewardship for our land and each other.

Stewardship is tangible. It is measured by how well we care for the people around us, the places we make and the land that hosts us. This year’s Congress will delve into these issues, contemplate the role of cities within nature and place within cities.

Join Plenary Speakers Richard Louv, Sarah Susanka, Chuck Marohn, Andres Duany, and many, many more at CNU 21. Register today!image

4:17 pm - Mon, Oct 1, 2012

Wanted: Artwork for CNU Charter Book

Want to get published in the new CNU Charter Book (McGraw-Hill, 2013)? 

Give us your best shot! (or drawing, illustration, rendering, etc). 
Please include a short caption: what principle does your photo/illustration show?
Email to: Emily Talen, CNU Charter Book editor, etalen@gmail.com
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Resolution: at least 300 dpi at target size
Black and white only (you can submit color, but they will be converted to B&W). Please only submit your own material or material for which you have (or can easily obtain) the copyright.
Thank you!
2:02 pm - Wed, Aug 15, 2012
Tom Cochran, CEO and executive director of the Conference of Mayors, states, “The EPA has, with the issuance of this policy, opened the door to cooperation. It signals a modernization of the regulatory approach, and provides a foundation from which adversarial relations can now morph back into the intergovernmental partnership that cities value so much.”
1:56 pm - Tue, Jul 24, 2012
American Rivers is working with the [Milwaukee] Housing Authority to design and install bioswales and curb cuts throughout the new community to reduce and filter runoff from streets, sidewalks, and roofs.
10:08 am - Mon, Jul 16, 2012

The EPA announced new rulemaking schedule. The EPA will propose a rule by June 10, 2013 and complete a final action by December 10, 2014.

12:29 pm - Thu, Jul 5, 2012
Stormwater drainage may not have quite the panache of a farmers market, but the subject has been on people’s minds and lips since Sarasota County started setting aside money for improvements in the oldest part of Englewood. Talk will soon turn to action.
11:48 am - Mon, Jul 2, 2012
There are two big challenges ahead: No. 1 is getting the word out about Light Imprint as a viable methodology for helping the significant number of civic leaders and landscape urbanists in their ecological-based design practice to become better at place-based design. The other side is to encourage New Urbanists to better understand stormwater management and infrastructure (which they had passed along to the engineers for years), and to be more proactive.
2:10 pm - Wed, Jun 6, 2012

New Rainwater-in-Context Photos

We just received some great photos from CNU Member Alan Cunningham detailing a project with our Rainwater-in-Context Initiative.  Alan visited bumpouts near the Water Works Museum in Boston, designed to capture rainwater runoff and return it to the natural environment. You can find the pictures on CNU’s Flickr page here.

Thanks to Alan for the submission! If you have images to support Rainwater-in-Context or any of our other initiatives, please submit them to bau(at)mail.bradley.edu.

11:46 am - Tue, May 22, 2012
A new mapping tool from the World Resources Institute visualizes how those risk factors can combine to create large problems, or how conditions can be improved to reduce the potential for water shortages between now and 2095. The Water Risk Atlas shows how variable environmental conditions, human activities and regulatory environments affect the stability of water sources all over the world.
4:03 pm - Tue, May 1, 2012

Rainwater-In-Context at CNU 20

CNU’s initiatives advance bipartisan reforms that deliver market-based improvements to the economy, the environment and public health. Initiatives work to remove codes, standards, and financial and tax incentives that act as obstacles to the creation of vibrant, healthy, value-driven and better-performing live/work/walk districts.

Initiatives are member-led, so CNU members can share expertise and shape new ideas. At CNU 20, there are several ways to get connected with current CNU initiatives, such as Rainwater-In-Context:


  • Rainwater-In-Context Speed Presentation: Saturday, May 12, 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM, Ballroom B
  • Initiative Meeting: May 12, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM, Ballroom B
  • Participants include: Steve Coyle, Paul Crabtree, Dao Doan, Jonathan Ford, Tom Low, Lisa Nisenson, Lynn Richards, Kent Schwendy, Brian Teague
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