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. If you are aware of a project that you believe should be part of the database, please email Robert Steuteville or Lisa Schamess.
“It is very easy to photograph a forlorn street and use a computer to calm the traffic, put in some transit, and add lovely buildings and trees,” wrote Jeff Speck, bemoaning the proliferation of unexecuted corridor studies.
Codes don’t happen in a void. Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Planning Director Charles Graves put their weight behind the creation of a form-based code to inspire the revitalization of their urban neighborhoods.
Beaufort County, South Carolina
Beaufort County, a Lowcountry South Carolina region of historic towns and magnificent estuaries, is growing at a phenomenal rate—putting pressure on public services, infrastructure, quality of life, and the natural environment.
San Marcos, Texas
Code SMTX in San Marcos, Texas may carry the distinction of all-time least expensive winner. The return on investment for the city and for community members has been significant.
Mercado District #thisisCNU
The Mercado District, once leveled by urban renewal, is fast becoming one of Tucson’s most significant hubs.
SMTX Tactical Urbanism #thisisCNU
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.
Plan El Paso #thisisCNU
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 #thisisCNU
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
Columbia Pike #thisisCNU
First built over 200 years ago as a toll road connecting Washington, D.C. to greater Virginia, the Columbia Pike now serves as a direct route to the Pentagon and other capital landmarks.