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

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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Project Database

This searchable database of projects represents the range and diversity of work in the New Urbanism. From regional-scale visions to single-building historic renovations, CNU members and their allies build places people love through land use planning, development, policy, and advocacy. Customize your search with the tools to the right and check back frequently as we add new projects. If you are aware of a project that you believe should be part of the database, please email Robert Steuteville or Lisa Schamess.


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Ellis Square #thisisCNU

Savannah, Georgia

"Ellis Square is one of the great stories of preservation and restoration in Savannah," says the group Discover Historic America.

Clarendon Center #thisisCNU

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.

Westlawn Gardens #thisisCNU

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Born as a public housing tract on Milwaukee’s northwest side, Westlawn was originally developed in the 1950s to provide affordable dwellings for families.

Storrs Center #thisisCNU

Mansfield, Connecticut

For a town with a major educational institution—the University of Connecticut—Mansfield was surprisingly short of urban amenities until a few years ago.

Highlands Garden Village #thisisCNU

Denver, Colorado

For a century, the 27-acre Elitch Gardens amusement park was an exciting destination for Denver, CO—until the facility moved in the 1990s.

From parking lot to urban tour-de-force #thisisCNU

Los Angeles, California

For the University of California in Los Angeles, the Weyburn project is more than just graduate student housing.

Martin Luther King Plaza #thisisCNU

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hawthorne neighborhood in Philadelphia has come back to life—catalyzed by Martin Luther King Plaza, the redevelopment of a former high-rise public housing project.

Baldwin Park #thisisCNU

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 #thisisCNU

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 #thisisCNU

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.

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TWEETS #thisiscnu