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.
Porchfest, Decatur, Georgia 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.
SMTX Tactical Urbanism 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.
Southside 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 Gulf Coast, United States
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.