CNU Membership

Why Join CNU?

As people recognize the shortcomings of conventional growth patterns, New Urbanism offers a way to create enduring places of diversity and character. People are sending a clear message: they want vibrant and safe neighborhoods where it’s possible to walk to stores, work, schools, and places of worship. They want better housing and transportation choices and enjoyable public spaces. They want to feel proud of their communities.

New Urbanism turns these dreams into reality by offering new solutions for our built environment. It makes walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods the building blocks of towns, cities, and metropolitan regions. It adapts the principles and techniques of traditional city and town planning to improve today’s communities. It shows how social responsibility and environmental sensitivity can be good business.

As a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, you will be our partner in this movement. Our respected publications, website, and conferences will give you the news and resources you need to achieve your goals and advance your career. You will have unequalled opportunities to work with the top names in the field to develop a new vision for our built environment.

Learn how to put positive strategies into practice in your community and your business.

Join us and help build places people love.




Membership Levels & Benefits

Click on levels below to see a full list of benefits. To see at-a-glance membership benefits, click here.

per month
per year

Benefits Include:

A discounted Urbanist rate is offered to non-profit employees, government workers, and recent (within five years) graduates. The rate is $125/year.

per year

Customized membership level for municipalities offers direct access to advanced trainings and to real-time technical expertise from some of the best thinkers and doers in design and planning. Accelerate learning curves and elevate conversations about managing growth and change in your region. For more information, click here.

Benefits Include:

  • Customized annual training on a range of subjects including CNU-A, Highways to Boulevards,Context-Sensitive Solutions, and more. Select the training that best meets your needs as conversations build and staff expertise evolves. Trainings can accommodate 15-50 participants.
  • Ten CNU Urbanist memberships and all the associated benefits, including a subscription to Better Cities & Towns, discounts on bikeshare programs like Divvy and Citi Bike, 40% off selected titles from Wiley Inc., and much more.
  • Five 4-day registrations to CNU’s annual Congress, the nation’s premier venue for new urbanist networking, collaboration and education.
  • Five Congress 202 session tickets, advanced, hands-on training sessions from experts in the field.
  • A $75 discount per CNU-A exam for an unlimited number of exam takers.
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