CNU Welcomes New Illinois Chapter

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CNU is excited to announce its fourth chapter, CNU Illinois! The chapter most recently held two successful events to feed Illinoisans' hunger for New Urbanism.

On March 1, it hosted a Charter Signing event, which included a cocktail hour as well as presentations. Those in attendance not only got the first glimpse and chance to sign the CNU Illinois Charter, but also had the opportunity to hear from John Norquist on New Urbanist Transportation, Ray Gindroz on Rebuilding Lost New Orleans, Sam Sherman on Philadelphia's Exploding Market, and Emily Talen and Neal Payton on Housing Affordability. Learn more about the event and download audio clips of several of the presentations at

On April 3, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student group The New Urbanism Discourse (led by CNU Illinois board member Andrew Pierson), hosted an event in conjunction with the School of Architecture Lecture Series. Students, faculty, and professionals alike came together on the Illinois campus to hear the views of social critic and author Jim Kunstler. The event was an extreme success and led to vibrant discussions amongst those in attendance afterwards.

CNU members may join the Illinois Chapter online at

Learn more about other CNU Chapters at