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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A new view for Buffalo

With the governor’s endorsement, CNU’s long-time recommendation to transform Buffalo’s Skyway is closer to reality. The city and state have an opportunity to implement the best ideas from the top proposals.
LYNN RICHARDSSEP. 19, 2019
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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
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What’s next for New Urbanism movement? YOU.

During the Congress in Savannah, I announced an intentional, ground-up  effort to identify and articulate an overarching goal for the New Urbanist movement for the next 10-20 years to help us accelerate and fully realize the vision of the Charter....
LYNN RICHARDSAUG. 17, 2018