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Love Freedom? Move to the City.

CNU has always been a champion for context-sensitive and common sense strategies that enliven our communities. Advocating for dense, walkable and mixed-use neighborhoods helps foster awareness of the many ancillary benefits of urban-based living.

Milwaukee in Chicago!

Our CEO & President, and former Milwaukee mayor John Norquist, poses for a pic with Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman in our office today!

A Personal Plea from El Paso

The following blog post comes to CNU via El Paso City Council member Susie Byrd.

Introducing CNU's "Eye on the Street"

Attention all New Urbanist photogs - amateur and professional alike:

Today marks the official launch of CNU's "Eye on the Street" blog.

"Eye on the Street" is an ongoing series of user-generated photos and commentary submitted by dedicated New Urbanists like yourself.

Live from the Left Coast: An Interview with Heather Smith and Norman Garrick

A bevy of CNU-aligned minds gathered together in Los Angeles this week to develop a "master blueprint" for the streets of Los Angeles County. The meeting was led by CNU member Ryan Snyder, who gathered together 50 or so experts from around the country to help complete a Model Streets Manual.

CNU New England Chapter Gears Up to Host Sustainable Urbanism Summit

For those in New Haven, CT this week, The New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU New England) will be playing host to a two-day Sustainable Urbanism summit from Thursday, March 17th-Friday, March 18th.

Dhiru Thadani Draws Out the Best That Cities Can Offer

Esteemed architect, educator, and CNU Board Member Dhiru Thadani entertained an enthusiastic crowd at the Chicago Architecture Foundation earlier this evening.

CNU President & CEO John Norquist Joins Roundtable on "Chicago Tonight"

CNU President & CEO John Norquist joined a roundtable discussion on

Ed Glaeser Echoes CNU-led Coalition's Call for Fannie/Freddie Reform

In a short opinion piece for the New York Times' "Room for Debate" blog this morning, Harvard economist and Triumph of the City author Ed Glaeser adds his own take on why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform is essential in resettin

Open Call for Complete Streets: Submissions Wanted.

Who loves complete streets? You love complete streets.