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 Lauren Mayer.
All over China, scarce farmland is being developed as rural families flee their farms for better-paying jobs in cities. The farms that remain are inefficient and fragmented.
San Francisco, California
In the middle of the last century, a new network of elevated highways slashed through San Francisco’s delicate historic neighborhoods.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Even a plain, vacant, late-20th Century discount department store building can be renovated into a compelling urban art space that celebrates the history of a neighborhood. That’s the lesson and achievement of the New Orleans Jazz Market.
Beaufort, South Carolina
Developed in the small South Carolina city of Beaufort, population 12,300, the Beaufort Civic Master Plan has a no-nonsense Southern sensibility befitting of its historic hometown.
In Pasadena, California, the Playhouse Plaza has replaced a single-story furniture store with “an architectural triumph that has added to Pasadena’s legacy of well-designed, beautiful buildings,” says Susan Mossman, Executive Director of Pasadena
Providence, Rhode Island
An extraordinary example of student work in a real-world context, Building Durable Wealth addresses two areas in Providence that were impacted by freeways: The 195 Redevelopment District, the site of a former in-city freeway, and the 6/10 Connecto
This 156,000 square foot renovation transforms the inward-facing 1972 wing of Boston Public Library’s central location into an inviting urban building that engages the street and forms an outdoor room with community gathering spaces.
In Guadalupe Hirian, a historic fort near the France-Spain border forms the site of a proposed new town—an extension of the City of Hondarribia.
Ethekwini Municipality, South Africa
When a student at Andrews University returned to his native South Africa to design a low-cost house for a needy family, his journey sparked an eight-day public charrette and design process in eThekwini Municipality—about 25 miles from the city cen
Seeing may be believing, according to the old adage, but doing can be even more instructive.