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.
Atlantic Coast, Guatemala
Until now, all major initiatives to create a port on the Atlantic Coast of Central America have failed to produce human-scale places due to the vast surface area required by modern hub-container facilities.
The famous historic mill buildings of Lowell, Massachusetts have formed the basis for the city’s resurgence—but these assets are sometimes difficult to find among the city’s grid, and public spaces are lacking.
In a sector of Detroit with diverse assets— waterfront land, brick industrial buildings, greenways, and historic streets—but little economic activity, the Orleans Landing project creates top-of-the-line urbanism.
Richmond, Virginia’s two-mile East End Transformation corridor plan, a 350-acre vision for a hospital campus– centered development in an economically challenged area, brought together residents, business owners, nonprofit leaders, and public offic
Nicknamed “Cowtown,” the city of Calgary historically served as the center of Canada’s cattle and meatpacking industries.
St. Louis, Missouri
Five blocks away from the main campus, on a brownfield site along a bustling commercial strip, The Lofts of Washington University create an environmentally sound student-housing center integrated flawlessly into the fabric of St. Louis.
Washington, District Of Columbia
On the East bank of the Anacostia River, just a few miles from the United States Capitol, Pollin Memorial brings a historically sensitive approach to new affordable development in Washington, DC.
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.
Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market #thisisCNU
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.