CNU 21


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

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

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

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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

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Transformative Partner

Visionary Partners


Sustainable Community Partners


Green Neighborhood Partners


    Complete Streets Partners

    Architectural Nexus
    Crabtree Group, Inc.
    Envision Utah
    Farr Associates
    Park City, Utah 
    Murray City, Utah
    South Jordan, Utah
    Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc.
    Union Studio Architecture & Community Design
    Wasatch Front Regional Council
    Fehr & Peers
    University of Miami School of Architecture New Urbanism Online
    Garbett Homes
    Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP
    Schemata Workshop

    Transit Partners


    Utah Transit Authority

    Closing Party Partner


    The Kentlands Initiative

    A La Carte Sponsors


    The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development

    Media Partners

    Better! Cities & Towns is a publisher in print, online, and email media dedicated to helping decision-makers create stronger, greener, communities through better development, design, policy, and finance. We use research and intelligence to make our readers smarter about land-use planning and development.

    Global Site Plans is an online and print media development company that operates globally. Global Site Plans, branding for environmental design, specializes in website design, internet marketing, social media, branding, and content services tailored to the unique qualities of architecture, engineering, environmental non-profits, landscape architecture, and urban planning companies.

    EcoHome Magazine is the most comprehensive and reliable source of information on green products and practices for residential construction professionals.

    EcoStructure Magazine delivers a wealth of practical information and real-world examples of green building. It is the leading source of information about green-building products and commercial projects.

    Digital storytellers First+Main Media produce award-winning feature-length documentaries for television, as well as promotional and advocacy videos, online video channels, and digital communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies, universities, government agencies, international non-profits, and national organizations like CNU. Committed to promoting new urbanism, First+Main Media created the short animated film Built to Last, (CNU17 contest winner) and is currently producing American Makeover, (six-part series on urbanism and sprawl).

    Visit to learn how we can make power of video work for you, whether it be a single brand essence short film, or a complete digital communication strategy.

    Next City connects cities and the people working to improve them. In addition to a daily blog featuring content from partner websites around the United States, Next City publishes Forefront, its premium subscriber-only weekly which covers urban affairs, transportation, governance, culture, the economy and other topics in cities around the world.

    The Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC) is a national nonprofit group dedicated to helping make our communities more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.

    CNU is excited to announce its collaboration with Sustainable Cities Collective as a media partner for CNU 21. Sustainable Cities Collective is one of the leading platforms for leaders of major metropolitan areas, urban planning and sustainability professionals.

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