Episode #35: CNU 22

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk introduces the award.

On the 35th episode of The UrbanCincy Podcast, John and Jocelyn join Travis to discuss their trip to the 22nd Annual Congress for the New Urbanism. We hear about several of the sessions they attended, and also hear several audio clips recorded at CNU, including Cincinnati’s acceptance of the grand prize for Best Planning Tool or Process.

This episode is a little longer than usual, but stay tuned until the end, when John and Jocelyn tell the story of their unusual and eventful trip to Buffalo.

  • Mark Christol

    Per Shared Spaces, I remember hearing about this idea to cut down on signage in Holland years ago. It made sense that making the driver think made for safer driving. I evn blogged about it.


    Glad to see there’s still interest. One of the things I would like to see again is trees in the middle of the road.

    Land Value Tax is big thing in the Libertarian party as it doesn’t ‘punish’ the land owner for improving his property.

    People left cities for health issues, too. Fresh air, avoidance of epidemics…

    I never knew a blowout could result in a fire like that. I took a Greyhound up to the Finger Lakes area of NY in 1972. We stopped in Buffalo for ‘lunch’. I think they had a roach coach. Place looked very old & run down. Area could have been in places like OTR in Cincinnati or in the outlying areas of downtown Dayton or Springfield. I didn’t venture far & yeah, it was just yesterday.

  • Here’s a great example of an urban area where street signs and pavement marking have been removed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf-O5o4aqcs