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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Building Local Strength: Emerging Strategies for Inclusive Development

Design strategies alone won’t ensure that good urban design, land use, and public spaces will be accessible and equitable. Communities are figuring out solutions, and they are outlined in a new CNU report.
LYNN RICHARDSMAY. 17, 2019
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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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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