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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2016: CNU Year in Review

After all the twists and turns and unexpected events of 2016, I’m ending this year the exact same way I started it: full of hope and gratitude.
LYNN RICHARDSDEC. 23, 2016
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How can we accelerate local code reform? Act more like the Tortoise, less like the Hare

The goal of CNU's Project for Code Reform is to bring coding innovations to 42,000 units of local government to enable complete communities.
LYNN RICHARDSAPR. 25, 2017
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2018 in review and a preview of 2019

After a groundbreaking year, CNU is gearing up for more action and progress in the next 12 months and beyond.
LYNN RICHARDSJAN. 14, 2019