Matthew Bell is the 2024 Charter Awards jury chair. A focus of this year’s jury will be on walkable mixed-use urbanism and high-quality design.
CNU is launching a formal process to amend the Charter of the New Urbanism, it was announced in an On the Park Bench webinar. The CNU board will accept proposals for amending the Charter in October and November, 2023. 
CNU is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023—a generation after the organization founders met in Alexandria, Virginia, and began to outline a new philosophy of city building. 
May 4 is the anniversary of two important historical events, both taking place on the East Coast of the US, eighty years apart, that have helped shape modern planning and urbanism for the better around the world. Only the first occurrence is widely...
In late November CNU’s board hired Mallory Baches as the new President, to co-lead with new Executive Director Margaret Gattis. Mallory recently discussed CNU’s urgent mission.
Megan O’Hara is the 2023 Charter Awards Jury Chair. A focus of this year’s jury will be on projects that build great places for all by being accessible and equitable.
After providing steady leadership through a period of transition and staff growth, Rick Cole has announced that he will be leaving CNU in December to accept a position as the Deputy Chief Controller for the city of Los Angeles. The Board of...
Coming to Charlotte? Expect many new kinds of sessions, experiences, and events at CNU 31. Here's a brief rundown.
Connect with and learn from fellow New Urbanists at our first in-person Congress in two years!
In a challenging year, CNU hosted a second successful virtual Congress, brought on a new executive director, and made significant advances in programs.
New Urbanism has always been about the architecture of community—that phrase was in the subtitle of Peter Katz’s seminal 1994 book that helped launch this movement. The architecture of community has a double meaning—first, it refers to a scale of...
CNU staff, new Executive Director Rick Cole, meet in person for the first time to find new ways to support complete, sustainable neighborhoods through the architecture of community.