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CNU Charter Awards

Since 2002, CNU’s annual Charter Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide. Regarded as the preeminent award for excellence in urban design, the CNU Charter Awards honors a select number of winners and honorable mentions—including one grand professional prize and one grand academic prize for students. Winning projects represent major contributions to building more equitable, sustainable, connected, healthy, and prosperous communities. Submissions due January 6, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Call for New Urban Research

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) announced a Call for New Urban Research, offering select academics, researchers, and professionals an opportunity to present their research at the 25th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Seattle, WA, May 3-6, 2017. CNU is currently accepting academic papers that evaluate and quantify the practices of New Urbanism. The highest priority will be given to research that investigates the impacts and effectiveness of the last quarter-century of New Urbanist accomplishments and further... Read more

We Need Code Reform: How Do We Get There?

We know that traditional zoning and development codes can be harmful to building strong, prosperous communities. So why has progress been so slow—why do rules that actively hinder the development that we say we want persist in most of our cities and villages? The Michigan Municipal League recently hosted a workshop that connected five Michigan cities with a team of national development code-writing experts convened by Congress for the New Urbanism to dig into this question. Read more... Read more

Congress for the New Urbanism: Building Places People Love

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods, where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop and get around. Through 25 years of advocacy, CNU has changed the national conversation from a debate over sprawl to a discussion on how to reinvest in our existing communities. People want to live in well-designed places that are unique, authentic and walkable. CNU’s mission is to help people... Read more

CNU and USDOT Announce Every Place Counts Design Challenge Winners

​ For decades, residents of neighborhoods bisected by highways have suffered from higher levels of air and water pollution, decreased economic opportunity, limited mobility options, less-active lifestyles, and greater likelihood of being struck by a car and killed. The Every Place Counts Design Challenge will provide technical assistance to repair the urban fabric in neighborhoods bifurcated by interstate highways. Read more... Read more
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