Lynn Richards

Lynn Richards is President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Previously, Richards had a long and distinguished career at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), holding multiple leadership roles over 13 years including Acting Director and Policy Director in the Office of Sustainable Communities. She worked with dozens of state and local governments to implement placemaking approaches by developing policies, urban design strategies, and environmental solutions for vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods. Additionally, she produced groundbreaking research on water and land use strategies.

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What a Trump presidency means for New Urbanism

Our principles—and our Charter—are timeless, and the work of our members is as relevant and populist as it has ever been.
LYNN RICHARDSNOV. 11, 2016
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Highlights of a year in New Urbanism

CNU members, the organization, and allies pushed forward on climate change and neighborhood affordability, published widely, and helped people reclaim their streets,
LYNN RICHARDSDEC. 21, 2017
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CNU and USDOT Announce Every Place Counts Design Challenge Winners

This federally-funded initiative will reconnect neighborhoods bisected by urban highways and aging transportation infrastructure.
LYNN RICHARDSJUN. 27, 2016