CNU is the leading international organization advocating for compact, walkable neighborhoods and building more great places. CNU empowers its members and allies to engage, innovate, and incubate strategies, tools, and design approaches that inspire, create better cities and towns, and accelerate the pace of change.

CNU members build places that support economic development and a stronger tax base for communities. These places enrich the lives of diverse people and meet a strong market demand. Effective placemaking requires skill in design, building, and advocacy. CNU is a place where members share their ideas, get information and resources, and find partners.