About Build a Better Burb
Build a Better Burb is an online publication dedicated to improving suburban design and planning. It uses engaging visuals to help suburban residents and leaders explore solutions from across the country that can be applied to their communities. By showcasing innovative ideas and outstanding projects, the site seeks to inspire conversation about the importance of design and planning within suburban communities. The articles on the site highlight bold ideas for improving housing, regional planning, parking and transit, and a sense of place within suburban downtowns and neighborhoods.
Build a Better Burb is powered by the Congress for the New Urbanism and was created by the Long Island Index, a program of the Rauch Foundation. Rob Steuteville, Senior Communications Advisor for the Congress for the New Urbanism, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Build a Better Burb website.
About the Congress for the New Urbanism
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to build vibrant communities where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, and get around. We believe that well-designed cities and neighborhoods are crucial for our health, economy, and environment. We build places people love.
About the Rauch Foundation
The Rauch Foundation acts as the financial underwriter of the Long Island Index. The Foundation is a Long Island-based family foundation that invests in ideas and organizations that spark systemic change in communities. Louis Rauch and Philip Rauch, Jr. established the Foundation in 1961. Funding for the Foundation was made possible by the success of the Ideal Corporation, an auto parts manufacturer founded in 1913 by their father, Philip Rauch, Sr.