2015 CNU Charter Awards

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The preeminent global award for excellence in urban design, the CNU Charter Awards honors projects that fulfill and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of walkable, sustainable places from the scale of the region down to the block and building. Recognizing outstanding architectural, landscape and urban designs built in harmony with their physical and social contexts, the Charter Awards have honored projects from Andorra to South Africa, Beijing to San Antonio.

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, CNU co-founder and principal at DPZ & Company, as this year's jury chair.

The categories for this year's awards are:

  • THE REGION: METROPOLIS, CITY & TOWN
  • NEIGHBROHOOD, DISTRICT, & CORRIDOR
  • THE BLOCK, STREET, & BUILDING

Submissions will be accepted starting November 12, 2014 and closing January 14, 2015. Winners will be announced on April 30, 2015 at CNU 23 in Dallas, Texas. Look back to this space for updates.

In addition, CNU publishes a book of award-winning projects that is a staple on the desks of mayors, municipal planners, government leaders and in university libraries. From the time of its establishment, the CNU Charter Awards has come to influence the ways in which cities, towns and regions approach development and design, and is the only interdisciplinary award that honors the full context of contemporary projects integrated within their communities.

2014 WINNERS