• Ponce City Market | Atlanta
    A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods. #thisiscnu

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  • South Main | Buena Vista, Colorado
    An inspiring town extension. #thisiscnu

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • Village of Providence | Huntsville, Alabama
    Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area. #thisiscnu

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  • Storrs Center | Mansfield, CT
    A mixed-use center for town and gown. #thisiscnu

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Build Great Places

Revitalized corridors with plazas and green space; town centers that blend into surrounding streets; neighborhoods that emerge from abandoned malls; energy efficient affordable housing adjacent to transit—These project types represent a fraction of the range and diversity of CNU members’ outstanding work.

From regional-scale visions to single-building historic renovations, CNU members engage in the full range of activities needed to build places people love. We are the planners, designers, developers, engineers, public outreach specialists, local municipal officials, and inspired stakeholders.

CNU member projects adhere to the Charter of the New Urbanism and often emerge from extensive public engagement—so they respond to genuine needs and visions relating to where and how people want to live, work, shop, and play.

Explore our projects. Discover how, in the last 25 years, CNU members have been responsible for transforming cities, towns, neighborhoods, and streets into thriving, diverse places that promote and celebrate people. They are places where community is created, visitors return, and residents don’t want to leave. Places that inspire us and capture the imagination. Places people love. #thisiscnu

*Full project database coming soon.

  • Growing in the era of sea level rise

    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. The plan takes its name from its seven-county focus and 50-year duration...Read more
  • An inspiring town extension

    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—risktakers with a background as competitive kayakers—to see what it could become. Following a public design charrette run by Dover, Kohl...Read more
  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area

    Since the 1940s, Huntsville has grown to a city of more than 180,000 people from a sleepy rural town. Due to prevailing development patterns during the city’s growth spurt, most residents have little choice but to drive. The Village of Providence has converted a five-lane arterial thoroughfare in...Read more
  • A Brush with destiny

    In Detroit, the neighborhood of Brush Park stands between three of the city’s fastest revitalizing areas: Midtown, Eastern Market, and the Central Business District. All three have roared back to life in recent years, but Brush Park—just a five-minute walk from major cultural assets, pro sports...Read more


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