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

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

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

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

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

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #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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Project Database

This searchable database of projects represents the range and diversity of work in the New Urbanism. From regional-scale visions to single-building historic renovations, CNU members and their allies build places people love through land use planning, development, policy, and advocacy. If you are aware of a project that you believe should be part of the database, please email Robert Steuteville or Lisa Schamess.


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A Framework for Empowerment

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This plan proposes the revitalization of Villa 31, an 80-year-old squatter-built shantytown in Buenos Aires, for its long-time residents—using bottom-up and top-down implementation concepts.

Sweet City: Defeating the City-Nature Antagonism

Curridabat, Costa Rica

The first city in Costa Rica to adopt form-based coding has created a citywide plan to connect urban neighborhoods to nature. Sweet City is the next phase of a Charter Award-winning plan of 2014.

Davidson’s Rural Area Plan

Davidson, North Carolina

The Rural Area Plan (RAP) for Davidson uses a form-based code for aggressive rural land conservation.

Village of Providence

Huntsville, Alabama

An unlikely urban neighborhood and center has taken shape in Northwest Huntsville, Alabama— an area characterized by car dealerships, big box stores, apartment complexes, industrial parks, subdivisions, and single-family houses.

Strategic Area Investment Plan

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville’s Strategic Area Investment Plan guides the redevelopment of a former industrial stream valley into a mixed-income, mixeduse urban area that remains connected to its riparian roots.

LaFrance Walk

Atlanta, Georgia

Sited behind a historic 1880 “grand home” in the Englewood neighborhood of Atlanta, LaFrance Walk includes a variety of missing middle housing types within walking distance of the MARTA station and a major retail center.

Swann Wynd

Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia

Swann Wynd incorporates a range of housing types and uses along an emphatically pedestrian-oriented right-of-way that links a main street and an artists’ village that are a quarter-mile apart by automobile.

UConn Downtown Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

Four decades after moving its campus to suburban West Hartford, the University of Connecticut moved back to downtown Hartford— bringing mixed-use development and the revitalization of the Hartford Times Building, a neoclassical landmark.

Biscayne Green

Miami, Florida

A long-term plan to convert a series of parking lots to public spaces in the middle of Biscayne Boulevard was held up for years due to concerns about traffic and parking.

Argyle Shared Street

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is showing how change in public infrastructure can transform a neighborhood with drug and gang problems. Located in the ethnically Asian Uptown neighborhood, Argyle Shared Street is a shared-use, pedestrian-prioritizing streetscape.

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