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

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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

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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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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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I-490 Inner Loop

Rochester, New York

In the early 1950s, when construction began on Rochester's Inner Loop Highway, the city's population was about 330,000.

Octavia Boulevard

San Francisco, California

San Francisco’s Central Freeway was one of two freeways to see their demise after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Embarcadero Freeway

San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Embarcadero Freeway was originally designed to connect the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge but was never completed.

Harbor Drive

Portland, Oregon

In the history of American freeway teardowns, Portland's Harbor Drive holds an auspicious position. It stands as the first major highway to be intentionally removed.

Pompidou Expressway

Paris, France

The Seine has long been a source of cultural and artistic inspiration for Parisians and even the world, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991.

Manzanares River Banks

Madrid, Spain

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Riverfront Parkway

Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Riverfront Parkway in Chattanooga, Tennessee, once conceived as a waterfront freight route quickly became a physical barrier to the city’s riverfront.

Park East Freeway

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Park East Freeway was an unfinished highway intended to extend east towards Lake Michigan and then run south along the shore.

Cheonggye Freeway

Seoul, South Korea

High-volume expressways were a symbol of economic progress after the Korean War in South Korea. In Seoul, “progress” came with an ecological cost.

Bonaventure Expressway

Montreal, Canada

Montreal began ripping down the Bonaventure Expressway in July 2016, 50 years after the 11 lane roadway was built. The promise to replace the highway received wide support, including the blessing of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.

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