The Congress for the New Urbanism, DC Chapter was founded in 2003 by several enthusiastic residents of the Washington, DC metro area in preparation for the XI Congress held in the city.

Since 2003, the local chapter has been involved in providing its members with tours of local New Urbanist projects, lectures with visiting and local speakers, book signings of significant New Urban books, and networking events.

In 2013 the chapter held a day long forum called Live. Work. Walk. DC's Future Growth featuring panels of all star speakers about how the Washington, DC region can influence the future of walkable growth both in our area and the country.  Keynote speakers included local New Urbanists Chris Leinberger and Jeff Speck.  Other speakers included local architects, planners, developers, government officials and more.  

Since the forum and a board strategic meeting in January 2014, our chapter has begun to take a more active role in critiquing the urban design of the Washington, DC region.  Our mission is:

  • Engage the local community by taking a position on local issues to raise awareness of the principles of the Charter of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Learn more: CNU DC