CNU 23 Dallas/Fort Worth

CNU 23

The 23rd annual Congress is coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth April 29 - May 2, 2015. Save the date!

2015 CNU Charter Awards

2015 CNU Charter Awards

The CNU Charter Awards recognizes exemplary work in architectural, landscape, urban, and regional design, as defined by the Charter of the New Urbanism. The Charter defines the essential qualities of walkable, sustainable places from the scale of the region down to the block and building.

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

CNU’s street design manual was created in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This recommended practice is being used by planners, city leaders, engineers and advocates to create walkable streets that are safe and inviting for all users.

Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment

The major roadblocks to financing the urban form that consumers increasingly prefer is not market demand, but decades-old government policies. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and HUD all have rules on the books that limit the percentage of a building that can be used for commercial space. CNU is working to change FHA policies and the practices of the banks and lenders that take their lead to bring back Main Street-style buildings.

Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment

The major roadblocks to financing the urban form that consumers increasingly prefer is not market demand, but decades-old government policies. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and HUD all have rules on the books that limit the percentage of a building that can be used for commercial space. CNU is working to change FHA policies and the practices of the banks and lenders that take their lead to bring back Main Street-style buildings.

HIGHWAYS TO BOULEVARDS

The highway building era forced elevated freeways into urban neighborhoods, decimating communities and urban economies. Cities like San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seoul, South Korea have replaced their elevated highways with street-level boulevards, adding real estate value and restoring neighborhood vitality in the process.

HIGHWAYS TO BOULEVARDS

The highway building era forced elevated freeways into urban neighborhoods, decimating communities and urban economies. Cities like San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seoul, South Korea have replaced their elevated highways with street-level boulevards, adding real estate value and restoring neighborhood vitality in the process.

CNU News


Call for Papers: Equity & Transportation: Academic agenda for 2015 to focus on equitable transportation policy and innovation

A Call for Submissions: The 2015 CNU Charter Awards: Affirming great design’s links to a better quality of life

"Human Scale" Pioneer Jan Gehl To Headline CNU Dallas/Fort Worth Congress April 29-May 2, 2015: The beloved guru of human behavior in public space will speak to an expected 2,000 attendees at CNU 23