Help CNU Close Out Its Summer of Urbanism
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Help CNU Close Out Its
Summer is coming to an end with Labor Day around the corner, and as we look back, we're excited about what our members have helped us accomplish. CNU set a very ambitious goal to raise $20,000 in donations this summer – and thanks to our incredibly dedicated and generous new urbanist community, we've raised $17,500 toward that goal! With days left before the season ends, we only have $2,500 to go. Help us meet our goal by making a donation today.
This campaign comes at a time of need for our initiatives and helps bridge the gap between other funding sources and our budget. Our work is enabled by our members and supporters, and we've been busy this summer! We've launchd a new accreditation program; we brought LEED for Neighborhood Development to our members for a vote; we're preparing for the upcoming Transportation Summit this fall; we're taking our Highways to Boulevards campaign to New Orleans; we submitted proposed changes to the International Fire Code that seek to improve overall public safety, street connectivity, and emergency response times; and we're getting ready to take new urbanist principles to a joint meeting of HUD, USDOT, and the EPA as they begin to build an unprecedented initiative—coordinating housing investments, transportation design, and planning to reduce automobile dependency and support strong, walkable neighborhoods. We're also looking ahead to next year and anticipating an exciting program at CNU 18 in Atlanta focusing on the connection between public health and the built environment.
All of these projects are in support of our mission to advance New Urbanism, and they come at a time when our ideas are being embraced by the public and policy-makers like never before. We need continued support to continue the work.
If this summer has treated you well, please consider sharing your success by making a contribution in support of our efforts to spread New Urbanism. If you'd like to talk more about what your donation is supporting, please feel free to call me at 312.551.7300 x14.
P.S. If you prefer not to donate online, you can also mail a check payable to "Congress for the New Urbanism" with "donation" in the memo line to CNU, 140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 404, Chicago, IL 60603.
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