New Urban Research
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Call for Papers - Conference and Peer-Reviewed Publication, 2017

CNU is currently accepting scholarly research paper submissions that evaluate and quantify the practices of New Urbanism. Successful submissions will be invited to present at the 25th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Seattle, WA, May 3-6, 2017. Selected papers will be published on and featured in Public Square: A CNU Journal.

The highest priority will be given to research that investigates the impacts and effectiveness of the last quarter-century of New Urbanist accomplishments and further the study of building sustainable, equitable, livable places. Special attention will be paid to submissions that offer lessons to practitioners and policymakers.


Text/graphic paper submissions should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Final selection will be based on the paper's depth of content, demonstration of methodological rigor, and contribution and advancement to the practice of New Urbanism. Read the full Submission Guidelines.

About CNU

Over the past 25 years, the New Urbanist movement has created and popularized many now-common practices, including mixed-use development, transit-oriented development, traditional neighborhood design, integrating design standards into affordable housing, and designing complete and beautiful streets. Together, we have fundamentally changed the conversation from debating alternative patterns of development to discussing how best to design, restore, and preserve our cities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM CST