CNU 23 Dallas/Fort Worth

The 23rd annual Congress for the New Urbanism, CNU 23, is coming to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. The rich and diverse DFW region provides the perfect backdrop to explore the range of opportunities and challenges facing our members.

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

April 29 - May 2, 2015

CNU Board Elections

2015 marks CNU's 23rd year highlighting and heralding the benefits of urbanism and this will be our third year of member-led Board elections. Three seats will be filled by member voting and elected individuals will serve 3-year terms on the CNU Board of Directors.

CNU is now accepting applicants for elected board member positions.

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.

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


Deadline Approaches for Groves Award Nominations: Nominate a public official from public or private sector - planning professional, agency, firm or non-profit

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

"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