Submission Guidelines

New Urban Research

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    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • South Main | Buena Vista, Colorado
    An inspiring town extension. #thisiscnu

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  • Village of Providence | Huntsville, Alabama
    Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area. #thisiscnu

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  • Storrs Center | Mansfield, CT
    A mixed-use center for town and gown. #thisiscnu

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  • Ponce City Market | Atlanta
    A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods. #thisiscnu

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  • UCLA Weyburn | Los Angeles, CA
    From parking lot to urban tour-de-force. #thisiscnu

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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.

All submissions must be unpublished, original work, and written in English. Accepted papers and abstracts will first be published on the CNU website. DEADLINE PASSED: Please check back Fall 2017 for future submission information.


The following instructions will facilitate the work of the reviewers and will guarantee procedural fairness.

  • Papers must be submitted blindly, in PDF format.
  • Papers must contain the title and/or subtitle of the paper (BOLD)
  • Papers must contain an introductory abstract of no more than 250 words, appearing on the front page
  • Text/graphic paper submissions should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words
  • Inclusion of the author's name(s) anywhere in the context of this file will be enough cause for disqualification.

All papers will be reviewed by at least two (2) members of a distinguished panel of professionals and scholars. All authors are entitled to receive copies of their reviewer comments. Illustrations incorporated into the text are strongly preferred. Authors can send additional images as attachments within an email to, so long as they do not exceed a total of 5MB.

The paper submission system will open in December 2016. For questions, please visit the New Urban Research FAQ page or send an email to