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Support a New Era of Urbanism

Help CNU Keep Up the Momentum

Dear [firstname],

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. But we need your help to continue working toward the new urbanist vision described by our Charter. 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.

Since 1993, we have benefited from robust membership participation, strong partnerships, and valuable grants. Right now, we need your support to help seize new opportunities to accomplish long-sought change. My recent appointment by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to a committee helping to plan UN World Habitat Day is a sign of our renewed ties with federal policy-making departments. We are in direct contact with federal officials at 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. CNU has been invited to present to a joint meeting of these three agencies in September to discuss how New Urbanism can help them achieve their goals. Our similar experience with the federal HOPE VI housing program proved that to be effective in leading bureaucracies through difficult change, we need to be persistent, tireless, and operating at full strength.

Your gift provides needed funding for our initiatives and helps 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. You can also mail your donation to CNU at the address in the footer below.


John Norquist
President & CEO

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