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.
Mercado District #thisisCNU
The Mercado District, once leveled by urban renewal, is fast becoming one of Tucson’s most significant hubs.
Market Square Place #thisisCNU
Pittsburgh’s Market Square was historically a bustling hub of locals and street merchants at the heart of downtown. Heavy cast iron buildings and fire-brick masonry gave the neighborhood a unique architectural charm.
Washington, District Of Columbia
The New York Times described the plan for CityCenter, Washington, DC’s newest downtown icon, as a “modern day Rockefeller Center.” While comparisons to the iconic 1930s development may sound like hyperbole, CityCenter is an impressiv
Ellis Square #thisisCNU
"Ellis Square is one of the great stories of preservation and restoration in Savannah," says the group Discover Historic America.
Clarendon Center #thisisCNU
Building density that supports walkable urban centers is a key strategy of new urbanists—but this goal is challenging in already built-out suburbs.
Westlawn Gardens #thisisCNU
Born as a public housing tract on Milwaukee’s northwest side, Westlawn was originally developed in the 1950s to provide affordable dwellings for families.
Storrs Center #thisisCNU
For a town with a major educational institution—the University of Connecticut—Mansfield was surprisingly short of urban amenities until a few years ago.
Highlands Garden Village #thisisCNU
For a century, the 27-acre Elitch Gardens amusement park was an exciting destination for Denver, CO—until the facility moved in the 1990s.
From parking lot to urban tour-de-force #thisisCNU
Los Angeles, California
For the University of California in Los Angeles, the Weyburn project is more than just graduate student housing.
Martin Luther King Plaza #thisisCNU
The Hawthorne neighborhood in Philadelphia has come back to life—catalyzed by Martin Luther King Plaza, the redevelopment of a former high-rise public housing project.