CNU Carolinas

The mission of CNU Carolinas is to elevate the quality of our bi-state region’s built environment and to promote public participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional region for all. We achieve our mission by engaging and uniting businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, municipal governments, and citizens.

The Charlotte Region offers the monthly Civic By Design Forum. This is a free and open to the public forum active since 2005. The Forum is presented with the Levine Museum of the New South and through partnerships with the Foundation for the Carolinas, Crossroads Charlotte, American Institute of Architects Charlotte, the Congress for the New Urbanism Carolinas, the Charlotte Sierra Club, the US Green Building Council Charlotte, the City of Belmont, the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance, the Charlotte Mixed-Income Housing Coalition, Congress of Residential Architecture Charlotte, the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Charlotte, City of Charlotte Transportation and Planning, Charlotte Center City Partners, Sustain Charlotte, the Public Art Program of Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council, TreesCharlotte, Plan Charlotte, National Trust for Historic Preservation Green Lab, Charlotte Film Society, 100 Garden, Better Cities & Towns, University of North Carolina Charlotte Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree program and participants like you.  

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