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The Congress for the New Urbanism wants to showcase great cities to host the premier annual international placemaking event. CNU believes in the power of intentional design to advance walkable, diverse, and sustainable urbanism. CNU is the leading national organization committed to these goals. Our mission is to change the practices and standards of urban design and development to support healthy regions and diverse neighborhoods. We advocate for socially just, environmentally resilient, and people centered places.
CNU seeks proposals from groups interested in forming a Local Host Committee and hosting the 2024 Congress (CNU 32). Interested groups should compile the information requested and submit it to the Congress for the New Urbanism by April 15, 2022.
For three decades, CNU’s annual Congress has attracted thousands of dedicated architects, designers, policy makers, and urban advocates for memorable events. Our annual Congress is more than just a conference — it’s a place of debate, dialogue, and creative connection that has often altered the thinking, priorities, and even careers of attendees. The event began as a convening of visionaries who debated how to challenge placeless suburban sprawl and use the timeless principles of the architecture of community to build places people love. Our founding document, the Charter for the New Urbanism, was adopted with clear and forthright principles, including “neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.”