Legacy Projects
  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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    Crosstown_Concourse_2018_Charter_LooneyRicksKiss
    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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Each year, in conjunction with its annual Congress, CNU invites municipalities and neighborhood organizations within the Congress's host region to apply for pro-bono technical assistance from leading urban design firms. Each expert-led Congress Legacy Project is aimed at empowering local leaders, advocates, and residents in underserved communities to implement New Urbanist principles that help people and businesses in their communities thrive. Through public engagement and collaboration, CNU’s Legacy Projects strive to demonstrate the power of great urban design beyond the boundaries of each selected community, and targeted communities experience both short-term progress and long-lasting momentum.

The 2019 Legacy Projects occurred between March 6 and March 10. Four workshops took place throughout Louisville, Kentucky. Final reports and presentations were delivered at CNU 27.Louisville, June 12-15, 2019 for the following:

Woodlawn Avenue Community Visioning Workshop
sponsored by Center for Neighborhoods, design team led by PlaceMakers, LLC

Beargrass Creek Workshop
sponsored by Kentucky Waterways Alliance, design team led by Gresham Smith

The 18th Street Corridor Community Planning Workshop
sponsored by OneWest, design team led by Urban Design Associates

East Portland Connectivity Project
sponsored by the Louisville Downtown Partnership, design team led by Street Plans Collaborative

Find out more about past CNU Legacy Projects below. (Click each project name to see final reports and press clips).

Congress Legacy Projects

National Legacy Projects

Beyond the Congress Legacy Projects, CNU is now offering technical assistance to communities with limited staff and financial capacity. For more information, please contact CNU at cnuinfo@cnu.org