Apply for a Charter Award, and help build a movement
CNU is now seeking applications for the 2021 Charter Awards. Going back to 2001, the Charter Awards have highlighted best practices and spread New Urbanism ideas worldwide. More than 300 Charter Awards have been awarded by CNU juries over the last two decades. Over that time, Charter Awards have helped to identify significant trends in the New Urbanism.
CNU Charter Awards honor a select group of winners—including professional and student winners—representing excellence in urban, landscape, and architectural design, and land-use planning. Projects are awarded on three scales:
- The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town
- Neighborhood, District, and Corridor
- Block, Street, and Building
Each year, CNU convenes a Charter Awards jury of distinguished urbanists. In 2021, these include Geoff Dyer, Marques King, Amy Stelly, Alli Thurmond Quinlan, and Andrew Von Maur. A focus of the jury this year will be on projects that support the public realm.
Applicants are judged on the extent to which they fulfill and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of outstanding buildings and urban places.
Special Category: Emerging Projects. To highlight design and urbanist innovations in the planning and design process, an applicant can designate the project as an “Emerging Project.” These are theoretical or research projects that may not be immediately realizable but hold exceptional promise for showing how to apply the techniques and principles of the New Urbanism to the evolving realities of climate change, housing affordability, transportation needs, a public realm complicated by new technologies, and suburban sprawl. They may be at any geographic scale (Region, Metropolis, City, Town; Neighborhood, District, Corridor; or Block, Street, Building).
Submissions for the 2021 Charter Awards will be open until February 9, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Avery Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to apply? Find the application link here.