CHARTER AWARDS 2021

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Iconic buildings planned as gateway for urban-outdoor living

The Montgomery Park Master Plan is transforming warehouse and industrial buildings into a mixed-use district in Portland, Oregon. Lake Flato Architects won a merit award in the Emerging Projects category of CNU's 2021 Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 15, 2021
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Tactical Urbanism on a citywide scale

The urban planning response to Covid in Norfolk, Virginia, was imaginative and comprehensive. Work Program Architects, Yard & Co, and Team Better Block won a merit award in The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town category of CNU's 2021 Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 16, 2021
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A new kind of church, in a former warehouse

Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, Georgia, shows how underutilized industrial sites can be repurposed into community assets. Kronberg Urbanists + Architects won a merit award in the Block, Street, and Building category of CNU's 2021 Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 19, 2021
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Anticipated ‘car-free’ development moves forward

Culdesac in Tempe, Arizona, a model community that combines urbanism with technology, is demonstrating an untapped demand for car-free living. Opticos Design won a merit award in the Emerging Projects category of CNU's 2021 Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 20, 2021
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Urban repair through freeway removal

Replacing the elevated Central Freeway with a boulevard would reknit the fabric of San Francisco neighborhoods. UC Berkeley student Qingchun Li won a student merit award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category of CNU's 2021 Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 22, 2021
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Setting the standard for main street transformation

Lancaster BLVD in Lancaster, California, changed the way we think about creating “sense of place” in a busy downtown thoroughfare. Moule & Polyzoides won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 26, 2021
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Parklets jump-start neighborhood main street

The 75th Street Boardwalk in Chicago, Illinois, was created to activate economic and social activity during Covid. Site design group won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 27, 2021
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A mixed-use plan for former industrial waterfront

The Central Waterfront in San Francisco, California, is an opportunity for sustainable development. A UC-Berkeley team won a student merit award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category of the 2021 CNU Charter Awards.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 29, 2021
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Growing up, not out

Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan is reversing late 20th Century growth patterns to support walkable, mixed-use centers. The City of Memphis in collaboration with Opticos Design won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Metropolis, City, and Town category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 3, 2021
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A new model for public housing in Music City

Kirkpatrick Park in Nashville, Tennessee, is a catalyst for mixed-income, public housing transformation, designed around a “woonerf.” Smith Gee Studio won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 5, 2021
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Elegantly defining the street and public realm

Bonéval in Washington, DC, perfectly fits the historic neighborhood with lovely and durable details. Torti Gallas + Partners won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 6, 2021
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Enhancing city life while preparing for climate change

Hammetts Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island, is an urban asset that protects and connects the city at the water’s edge. Union Studio Architecture & Community Design won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 10, 2021
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‘Green streets,’ gentle density in a new studio town

Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, is built around the idea that well-designed public space contributes to individual happiness and community well-being. Lew Oliver Inc. won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 11, 2021
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The Cayalá effect in Guatemala City

The Paseo Cayalá Neighborhood in Guatemala City is a model of open and economically resilient development in a city of gated development. Estudio Urbano and Leon Krier won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 17, 2021
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A new cultural epicenter for Savannah

The Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia, transformed an abandoned industrial site into the most significant modern expansion of the city’s urban core. Sottile & Sottile and The Kessler Collection won the 2021 CNU Grand Prize Charter Award.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAY. 19, 2021