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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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  • 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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  • Storrs Center | Mansfield, CT
    A mixed-use center for town and gown. #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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Southside, Greensboro, North Carolina

Ten acres that transformed a city Southside, Greensboro, North Carolina

In the mid-1990s, downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, was lifeless: "There were no white table restaurants, nothing happened after five o'clock, and all of the retail had moved out," says Andy Scott, the city economic development director.”


Katrina Cottage, Gulf Coast

The little house that could Gulf Coast,

When Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005, devastating historic communities across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, aid for the region arrived in all shapes and sizes from across the US.


Plan El Paso, Texas

In Texas, building a healthier city and region 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.


Birmingham, Michigan, downtown revival

A small city embraces walkability and reverses decline Birmingham, Michigan

After three decades of 20th century population loss and commercial decline, Birmingham, Michigan, committed to building a new identity: “The Walkable Community.” Now, thanks to forward-thinking planning across multiple sectors, the city has grown


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