CNU members and their allies work with communities to build places people love. Human-scale, universally accessible neighborhoods, town centers, streets, and public spaces can only be built with all of our help. We need you to build places people love. Click on the following great place-building examples to find out more about how this is done.
Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market 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.
Boston Public Library, Central Library Renovation Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Seven50 Southeastern, Florida
One of the largest and most ambitious regional plans in history, the Seven50: Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan, was born out of a grand federal vision—the Partnership for Sustainable Communities between US HUD, DOT, and EPA.
South Main Buena Vista, Colorado
Outside Buena Vista, Colorado, on the site of a former garbage dump, forty acres of riverfront land sat vacant for years. It took two nature-loving developers—risk-takers with a background as competitive kayakers—to see what it could become.