CNU Media Kit

  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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The 25 Great Ideas of New Urbanism, an in-depth book of interviews with leading New Urbanists, covering the many concepts developed within the movement over the past 25+ years. Developed in 2017 in observance of CNU's 25th annual Congress.

Building Local Strength, eight case studies of approaches to wealth generation and resident retention and empowerment strategies in communities experiencing redevelopment. Part of CNU's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Enabling Better Places, a guide to the possibilities and applications of incremental code reform, co-authored with the Michigan Municipal League. Part of CNU's Project for Code Reform.

Freeways Without Futures 2019, our latest in a biennial series of profiles of local campaigns for highway removal in the United States. Part of CNU's Highways to Boulevards program.

CNU's Projects Database is a good source of stories about recent urbanist projects worldwide, mostly drawn from our annual Charter Awards.

CNU's Flickr Stream with downloadable, Creative Commons images

Videos, podcasts, and explainers

Talking with Urbanists series on Soundcloud

Emily Talen on the History of Planning

TED Talk: Jeff Speck on the Walkable City

New Urbanism 101: Andres Duany

Writing by and interviews with Lynn Richards, President and CEO

(email to schedule an interview with Lynn)

A New View for Buffalo

Fighting the Fear to Create What's Fair: A Conversation with Calvin Gladney of Smart Growth America and Ben Brown of Placemakers

National Leader of New Urbanism Offers Ideas for Milwaukee

Where to next for CNU? A Strong Towns Conversation with Lynn Richards

Building Local Strength: Emerging Strategies for Inclusive Development

Interview with Grist about Infrastructure Priorities

Most Recent Press Releases

April 3, 2019 CNU Releases "Freeways without Futures 2019" Report
January 29, 2019 CNU Welcomes Community Developer Frank Starkey to Board


Headshots of Lynn Richards



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