Posts Tagged ‘CNU’


I was browsing through some data about historical gas prices, when I found some an interesting graph from the Energy Information Administration. Immediately something jumped off the page at me: when looking at historical inflation-adjusted gas prices, every time the price goes above $2.50 we’ve had a major economic meltdown.

CNU Accreditation

I┬áreceived┬ánotice today that I passed the CNU Accreditation exam, and I’m now one of the first (the first?) CNU Accredited professionals in Houston. CNU Accreditation is a new process that recognizes professional New Urbanists. Over time I expect its value will grow, for now the biggest impact is that large development projects interested in earning [...]

Runoff Election Candidate Meet and Greet this Thursday

For those who are interested in the upcoming runoff election, there’s a great opportunity to meet many of the candidates who are running this Thursday night. CNU-Houston is leading a group of five community organizations in hosting the event, which is both a networking opportunity for locals and a chance to meet a group of [...]

CNU-Houston Meeting Tommorrow

CNU-Houston will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the Transect. The Transect is one of the key elements of New Urbanism – it’s the idea that human environments form a spectrum from natural countryside to agricultural lands to small towns to the neighborhoods and centers of large cities. The Transect is an attempt to classify the [...]

John Norquist to Speak in Houston Tonight

If you’ve heard of New Urbanism but don’t know much about it, you should absolutely attend John Norquist’s presentation tonight. As part of Houston Tomorrow’s Distinguished Speaker series, Norquist will be giving a free speech at 7:00 at the United Way Center, 50 Waugh Dr. The good folks at Houston Tomorrow have described the event [...]

CNU Houston Meeting Tonight

If you’re an avid reader of the blog you may be interested in being part of the local CNU chapter. We’re meeting tonight at 5:30PM at the Black Labrador Pub (4100 Montrose). For slightly more information see Anyone who’s interested is invited, and I hope to see some of you there!