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.
I received notice 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 http://cnu.neohouston.com. Anyone who’s interested is invited, and I hope to see some of you there!