Street Networks

  • Ponce City Market | Atlanta
    A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods. #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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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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

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Street networks are the backbone upon which we build communities. Well-connected street networks not only accommodate a region's access and mobility needs, but also help determine the location, type, and form of land development. CNU and its members promote street networks that coordinate multiple modes of transportation and work to reduce household costs, traffic injuries, and greenhouse gas emissions.

We have compiled a set of principles and key characteristics of the sustainable street network into a document that is practical, inspirational, and beautifully illustrated. This document, CNU's Sustainable Street Network Principles, advocates for a return to the historic understanding of the street network as a fundamental framework for safe, livable communities, where the human scale of the individual and the act of walking represent the basic unit of design.

Top photo: HDR, Inc