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.
Rebuilding a block at the heart of downtown
Market Square Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh’s Market Square was historically a bustling hub of locals and street merchants at the heart of downtown. Heavy cast iron buildings and fire-brick masonry gave the neighborhood a unique architectural charm.
Redeveloping a hole in the urban fabric
CityCenter Washington, District Of Columbia
The New York Times described the plan for CityCenter, Washington, DC’s newest downtown icon, as a “modern day Rockefeller Center.” While comparisons to the iconic 1930s development may sound like hyperbole, CityCenter is an impressiv
Investing in a historic green space
Ellis Square Savannah, Georgia
"Ellis Square is one of the great stories of preservation and restoration in Savannah," says the group Discover Historic America.
Mixed-use density in a suburban center
Clarendon Center Arlington, Virginia
Building density that supports walkable urban centers is a key strategy of new urbanists—but this goal is challenging in already built-out suburbs.