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.
Curridabat, Costa Rica
Developing countries are experiencing urbanization at a much faster rate than cities in North America, and funds for planning efforts are generally scarce.
Students at the University of Maryland were tasked with reimagining the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia as a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood, repairing the urban fabric in the process.
Just north of downtown Nashville, a 90- acre void of parking and low-rise industrial buildings separates the city’s central business district from the revitalizing Germantown neighborhood.
No place on Earth is urbanizing more rapidly than China. In Luhe, one of the country’s new urban expansion areas, Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau proposed to expand the city by developing a 60-mile corridor for 4.5 million people.
This master plan, designed for the University of Texas-Pan American, is far more ambitious than the typical campus plan.
South Bend, Indiana
Created by the City of South Bend and the firm Torti Gallas and Partners, Arise sets the goal of using limited resources to create a visionary— yet immediately implementable—plan to revitalize 10 struggling neighborhoods on the west side of the sh
El Paso, Texas
The City of El Paso grew up around rail and the streetcar but, like most American cities, it was remade for the automobile and sprawled far into the countryside in the 20th Century.
After decades of abandonment, downtown Rockford is finally coming back. Rockford, a mid-sized city in north-central Illinois about 90 miles northwest of Chicago, is not unlike many other Midwest cities its size.
Scripps College was first designed in 1927—a jewel of a California Mission– style institution in a small-town setting.
When Thomas Jefferson designed the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia in 1788, he never envisioned a campus of 24 state-owned buildings with 3.3 million square feet of floor space.