CNU Strategic Plan 2012-2017
Vision: We envision the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions, the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real and inclusive neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural environments, the preservation of our built legacy, and the stewardship of land, water, air, food, shelter, and energy.
Mission: Change the practices and standards of urban design and development to support healthy regions and diverse, complete neighborhoods.
Charter: The Charter of the New Urbanism declares a comprehensive set of operating principles for shaping human environments. It is the definitive guiding document for our organization and its members.
Introduction to the Goals
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) passionately promotes sustainable communities and healthy living conditions through walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development. We are a member-driven advocacy organization that collaborates with other enterprises seeking to vitalize and energize communities through sound planning and design.
The following goals address our desired outcomes for the next 2 – 5 years.
Goal #1: Leadership in Ideas & Action
CNU’s member-led Initiatives will remove obstacles and advance urbanism. CNU’s Educational Programs will define and innovate best placemaking practices, increase the number of skilled practitioners and advocates, and influence public policy reform.
Goal #2: Communications & Engagement
To promote New Urbanism, CNU will develop an effective communications infrastructure, networking methods and organizational alliances. CNU will engage leaders in other disciplines, particularly finance, energy, infrastructure, and education.
The annual Congress event will be the most influential event for our related professions, attract leaders from outside organizations, and grow in attendance.
CNU will engage new partners, members and allies through member-led Initiatives.
Goal #3: Vibrant Organizations
CNU will serve an expanding membership and support strong, active, growing chapters.
Board and Financial Capacity:
The CNU Board will continuously improve its policies and procedures to maintain high performance, and will reinforce CNU’s financial capacity.