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  • Growing in the era of sea level rise

    Seven50 Florida

  • An inspiring town extension

    South Main Colorado

  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area

    Village of Providence Alabama

  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods

    Ponce City Market Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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Revitalized corridors with plazas and green space. Town centers that blend into the surrounding street grid. Neighborhoods that emerge from abandoned malls. These outstanding projects are just a fraction of the diverse and innovative work of CNU members. From regional-scale visions to single-building historic renovations, our members engage across every profession, location, and level to build places people love.

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Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida

Reknitting the urban fabric Orlando, Florida

In the mid-1990s, the City of Orlando faced the closure of the 1,100-acre Naval Training Center, two miles from downtown. The easiest reuse option for the land would have included big box stores, an office park, and/or suburban housing pods.


Granary Row, Salt Lake City, Utah

Reclaiming the median for development Salt Lake City, Utah

The width of streets in Salt Lake City are legendary. According to a popular story, Brigham Young, who led the Mormons in founding the city, wanted a team of oxen to be able to turn around in the street with room to spare.


Porchfest, Decatur, Georgia

Grass-roots culture generates community Decatur, Georgia

For one warm fall Sunday afternoon, “the most diverse musical lineup of any festival in Georgia,” according to one reviewer, transformed a neighborhood in Decatur, an inner-ring suburb of Atlanta.


San Marcos, Texas

Improving downtown for pennies on the dollar San Marcos, Texas

For one day in June 2014, the City of San Marcos worked to re-envision downtown using "Tactical Urbanism." Workers converted two blocks of street from one-way to two-way traffic using temporary paint.


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