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.
A model for transit-oriented revitalization Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Once a railway coal siding and more recently a full city block of asphalt surface parking, North Philadelphia’s Paseo Verde now provides affordable, high quality, sustainable housing for a range of income levels.
A dead mall becomes a downtown for a sprawling suburb Lakewood, Colorado
Although Lakewood, Colorado, is the fifth largest city in the state, until the last decade the city had no true downtown.
Historic arcade houses young professionals Providence, Rhode Island
One of the nation’s most beautiful historic shopping arcades was restored as 48 affordable micro-lofts, rents starting at $550 per month, and 17 small retail spaces in Providence, Rhode Island.
Yesterday a danger zone—today, pure San Francisco San Francisco, California
By any measure, San Francisco ranks among the world’s most beautiful cities. Yet for years, in a sector that tourists never see, 50 barracks-style buildings constructed in 1943 housed 264 families in poverty and fear.