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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
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    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to build vibrant communities where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, and get around. For reporters, CNU staff and members are available as experts on urban design, walkable neighborhoods, sustainable urban development, highway teardown, and other issues. 

New Urbanism in the News

Highways Give Way as Cities RebuildWall Street Journal, December 2019

Six Trends Changing the Face of Intergenerational Senior LivingSenior Housing News special report, November 2018

Urban Planning Guru Says Autonomous Cars Won't Fix CongestionNew York Times, October 2018

Livestream of tour of Claiborne Corridor and I-10, proposed for demolition by local citizen group,, September 2018

10 Towns That Changed America, featuring Seaside, WTTW Chicago, Summer 2018

Why Developer Monte Anderson Is Betting Big on this Urbanist Market in DeSoto, Dallas Morning News, July 2018

Special Issue: New Urbanism in DallasD Magazine, July 2018

What Makes Walkable Communities WorkWall Street Journal, June 2018

Extensive coverage of CNU 26.Savannah, May 2018

Colorado Asks, Is There a Better Way to Build a Highway? Christian Science Monitor, January 2018


Press Contact
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Press Releases

April3, 2019 CNU Releases "Freeways without Futures 2019" Report
January 29, 2019 CNU Welcomes Community Developer Frank Starkey to Board
June 14, 2018 CNU Names Four New Fellows
May 18, 2018 CNU Charter Awards honor designs for Housing, Social Equity, Public Space
October 16, 2017 CNU Welcomes New Board Members (Autumn)
June 2, 2017 CNU Welcomes New Board Members (Spring) 
May 5, 2017 CNU honors design solutions to walkability, climate change, social equity
June 28, 2016 CNU, USDOT announce Every Place Counts winners
June 9, 2016 2016 CNU Charter Award winners announced
June 9, 2016 Congress for the New Urbanism names new class of Fellows
June 8, 2016 Detroit hosts 24th annual Congress for the New Urbanism
February 3, 2016 Introducing Public Square: A CNU Journal
December 3, 2015 Call for Entries: the 2016 Charter Awards
November 23, 2015 Michaele Pride joins CNU board of directors
November 18, 2015 Report envisions 'A Freeway-Free San Francisco'
October 6, 2015 CNU to take over stewardship of Build a Better Burb
April 24, 2015 Dallas to host 23rd annual Congress for the New Urbanism
March 25, 2015 Dallas workshop results to be unveiled