Help CNU Keep Up the Momentum! Make a Gift to Support New Urbanism Today.
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Make a Gift to Support New Urbanism Today!
Help CNU Keep Up the Momentum
Blunt, yes, but also accurate. We've faced a year clouded with downsizing, global warming, foreclosures and other looming concerns. Yet, this year's Congress, a gathering of architects, planners, and real estate development professionals (arguably some of the recession's hardest hit groups), carried a tone not of doom and fear but of purpose, excitement, and opportunity. We are witnessing a coming of age of New Urbanism—our ideas are being embraced by the public like never before and we're seeing a new receptiveness in state and federal policy. We need your help to keep up this energy and momentum. CNU is seeking to raise $20,000 by July 31 to support our efforts to spread New Urbanism. Please contribute to our movement today—your support is more important than ever right now.
The energy at CNU 17 in Denver last month came from an understanding of the key role New Urbanism must play in addressing some of our society's mega-challenges—global climate change, peak oil, deteriorating public health, and a demographic-driven mismatch between the housing we have and the housing that's needed. And it wasn't just CNU insiders who sensed something special. Here's what Tim Halbur, managing editor of Planetizen, had to say:
We rely on your support to help us shift into high gear. CNU is the only organization that brings together such a diverse, interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to advancing efforts to build, preserve, and redevelop sustainable pedestrian-friendly communities. We are the collective voice of new urbanists and for the principles of New Urbanism. And it's the strength and resolve of this professional community that gives our organization power. Dan Solomon put this eloquently following his experience at CNU 17:
This year, as members and supporters, you helped develop some of our most groundbreaking and exciting initiatives:
Since 1993, we have benefited from robust member participation, strong partnerships, and valuable grants. However, gifts from individuals are a critical source of funding for our initiatives and will help bridge the gap between other funding sources and our budget. We invite you to be part of the new urbanist solution by donating to CNU today.
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