A large new development area in Missoula, Montana, will be built out according to new urban principles.
A manual for rebuilding community health and opportunity in the post-COVID world.
The New Urbanism grew out of an open-minded educational environment, where students were encouraged to read and think for themselves rather than follow a particular design approach.
Ten changes are recommended to improve Main Street streetscapes.
Sadly, Lynn Richards will be moving on from leading the Congress for the New Urbanism this year. I was shocked and deeply sorry when Lynn announced she was leaving CNU.
Sustaining culture and character is more than a black or white proposition. It requires a careful blend that depends on local circumstances, meticulous research, and self-knowledge.

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Art a force for revitalization

Beginning next week, more than 300,000 visitors will come to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to enjoy and judge visual and performance art for the fourth...

The first “re-charrette” in New Urbanism’s 11-year history

The first “re-charrette” in New Urbanism’s 11-year history will take place just before CNU XI. Though it is not officially part of the CNU program,...

Californians ponder how to remake aging suburbs

Bay Area communities look at how to shift from the industrial era to an atmosphere that appeals to “millennials.”

CNU continues to develop a structure

CNU continues to develop a structure for regional chapters. A handbook for organizing a chapter will be available at CNU XI. Regional chapters will...

Great Ideas

25 great ideas of the New Urbanism

The New Urbanism is a design movement toward complete, compact, connected communities—but it is also a generator of ideas that transform the landscape. Communities are shaped by the movement and flow of ideas, and the New Urbanism has been a...

ROBERT STEUTEVILLE OCT. 31, 2017