The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) announced the induction of four new Fellows, recognizing them for their lifelong work to realize urbanism in their communities and around the world, and for their significant contributions to the new urbanist movement. The Fellows program was created as an honor roll for the CNU in 2015, and since then the CNU Board has annually honored longtime CNU members who have distinguished themselves in service to the organization and movement. The full list of Fellows can be found here.

The four new fellows are (left to right)


Douglas Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal and President, Farr Associates, a firm of architects and urbanists committed to advancing sustainability. A longtime leader and incurable optimist in the New Urbanist movement, Farr is most recently author of Sustainable Nation; Urban Design Patterns for the Future, an inquiry into how we can accelerate change toward a more sustainable, just, and neighborly society.  

Douglas Kelbaugh, FAIA, Professor and former Dean at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Kelbaugh is a pioneer of passive solar buildings, winning over 20 design awards. He has published and edited 6 books and 15 book chapters, and once partnered with CNU co-founder Peter Calthorpe. 

Dan Slone, Founding Partner of Vertical Vision PLC. Slone served as legal counsel for the CNU for 17 years before joining its board of directors. He served on the board or served as counsel for most of New Urbanism’s spin-off organizations as well as organizations such as the US Green Building Council, EcoDistricts, and the World Green Building Council, and as attorney for developers of sustainable communities around the country.  He has spoken often and written widely about New Urbanism and resilience.

Sandy Sorlien, a photographer of place, Transect code writer, SmartCode technical editor, and environmental educator. Sorlien has worked with countless New Urbanist partners, including DPZ & Company, PlaceMakers, Hall & Alminana, Dover Kohl, Emily Talen, and many more.

“CNU is proud of the accomplishments of our Fellows, who have advanced and defended New Urbanist principles, contributed to creating great places, and educated and inspired the next generation of New Urbanist leaders,” said Eliza Harris, CNU Board Chair during the selection process. “We commend the four newest Fellows, with gratitude for their hard work.”

The 2018 class of CNU Fellows were inducted in Savannah, GA during the 26th annual Congress for the New Urbanism. 

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