CHARTER AWARDS 2020

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A model of New Urbanism in Panama

The La Fontana District, designed by Moule & Polyzoides, contrasts with sprawl and uncontrolled infill that has damaged the historic city of David, Panama. The plan won a merit award in the Emerging Projects category of the 2020 CNU Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 7, 2020
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‘Pattern zone’ enables quality infill development

The Midtown Pattern Zone in Bryan, Texas, is designed to raise the level of design for economical infill. The zone won a merit award for the Infill Group and Miller Boskus Lack Architects in the Emerging Projects category of the 2020 CNU Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 12, 2020
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Bold plan and code map a city's future

The Bastrop, Texas, Building Block Code uses a street grid with the goal of environmental and fiscal sustainability. The plan won a merit award for Simplecity Design in the Emerging Projects category of the 2020 CNU Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 13, 2020
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Neighborhood library elevates civic space

The Cleveland Park Library serves as an inviting beacon of culture for a neighborhood in Washington, DC. The building won a merit award for Perkins Eastman DC in the Block, Street, and Building category of the 2020 CNU Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 18, 2020
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Small industrial city diversifies with new urban district

The River District Implementation Plan is building a new walkable neighborhood across from downtown Elkhart, Indiana. Speck & Associates and Stantec’s Urban Places won a merit award in CNU's 2020 Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 21, 2020
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Former high school becomes entrepreneurial center

Bok converted an abandoned vocational high school into a beehive of affordable workspace and and community activity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category for Scout LTD.
MAY. 26, 2020
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Historic Main Street reclaims identity

An against-the-odds comeback, launched in the Great Recession, has brought life to a waning Main Street while enhancing the historic character of Senoia, Georgia. The project won a 2020 CNU Charter Award for Historical Concepts.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 28, 2020
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Civic buildings connect street to park

The King Open/Cambridge Street Community Complex provides much-needed public spaces and inclusive facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The project won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category for William Rawn Associates.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 29, 2020
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Building a knowledge base for sustainable urban habitation

The Center of Territorial Intelligence in Biodiversity in Curridabat, Costa Rica, is a model for studying climate change on an urban environment. The project won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Emerging Projects category for Tandem Arquitectura.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 1, 2020
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Introducing townhouse living to a city

Beatrice Row brings the classical row house to Coral Gables, Florida, along with zoning guidelines for this type. The project won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category for de la Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 3, 2020
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State-of-the-art code for a walkable city

In its new form-based code, Somerville ditches a Model T zoning engine and adopts 21st Century green design. The code won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Metropolis, City, and Town category for the City of Somerville.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 4, 2020
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A Strategic Vision for Panama City

After being hit by a Category 5 storm in the fall of 2018, Panama City, Florida, is following a vision to rebuild better than before. The plan won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category for Dover, Kohl & Partners.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 5, 2020
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Preventing displacement from a new transit line

Connecting Crossroad explores how to preserve affordable housing while improving the public realm in Langley Park, an immigrant neighborhood in Maryland. The plan won a 2020 CNU Student Charter Award for Sara Ghafer-Samar at the University of Maryland.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 8, 2020
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Urban center opens waterfront of major city

The Wharf has re-established DC as a true waterfront city and added a major destination along with affordable housing. The mixed-use development won the 2020 CNU Grand Prize Charter Award.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 9, 2020
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Charter Awards 2020 ceremony

The 20th anniversary of the CNU Charter Awards was celebrated at CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering, with the presentation of the 2020 awards. Check out all of the projects in addition to a history of the awards.
CNU STAFFJUN. 26, 2020