Fellows

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

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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

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    Crosstown_Concourse_2018_Charter_LooneyRicksKiss
    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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

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In 2015, CNU named its inaugural class of Fellows - an honor roll for the Congress for the New Urbanism, recognizing those who have fought for urbanism in their local communities and across the world. This honor roll of urbanists includes architects, planners, urban designers, writers, public officials, and developers, all of whom have made outstanding contributions to New Urbanism.

Stephanie Bothwell

A landscape architect with extensive experience in federal HOPE VI and other new urban projects, Bothwell has been heavily involved in new urban education. She serves on the faculty of the National Charrette Institute, provided training for HOPE VI, and was associate professor of Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. She is president of CNU's Washington, DC chapter.

Peter Calthorpe

Peter Calthorpe’s long and honored career in urban design, planning, and architecture began in 1976, combining his experience in each discipline to develop new approaches to urban revitalization, suburban growth, and regional planning. In 1983, Peter Calthorpe founded the award-winning firm of Calthorpe Associates devoted to sustainable urban design and planning globally. Throughout his honored career in urban design, planning, and architecture, he has been a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, community planning, and regional design. For his contribution in redefining the models of urban and suburban growth, Calthorpe was awarded ULI’s prestigious 'J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development' in 2006. He is one of the founders and the first board president of Congress of New Urbanism. Metropolis Magazine claims: “The titles of Peter Calthorpe’s books define the recent history of urban design in its most vital and prescient manifestations”.

Arnold B. "Buff" Chace

A pioneer in suburban retrofit and major developer in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, Chace built Mashpee Commons in Massachusetts. Chace owned a shopping plaza in Mashpee that he converted into an town center—New Urbanism's first suburban retrofit—that now serves as the town's commercial and social hub.

Henry Cisneros

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Clinton Administration, Cisneros launched the HOPE VI program to reinvent failed public housing projects using new urban design guidelines. A former mayor of San Antonio, Cisneros signed the Charter of the New Urbanism in 1996. He founded American City Vista—now CityView—a home builder with an urban focus.

Daryl Davis

Daryl Rose Davis is the co-founder of the community of Seaside, Florida alongside Robert Davis, and she additionally founded The Seaside Institute and the Downtown Seaside Association. Davis remains the owner of five successful downtown retail businesses that employ more than 50 local residents, and she has committed herself to the restoration of civic life and downtown development in the Seaside community through New Urbanist principles.

Robert Davis

A principal at Arcadia Land Company, Robert Davis is the developer and co-founder of Seaside, Florida- an award-winning community that is often cited as the first New Urbanist neighborhood in the United States. Davis was a founding board member and chair of The Congress For The New Urbanism, and he currently serves as a board member of The Seaside Institute and a board member emeritus of 1000 Friends of Florida.

Hank Dittmar *

A leading urbanist, Dittmar founded the Surface Transportation Policy Project and Reconnecting America, chaired the Congress for the New Urbanism for five years and led The Prince's Foundation in London for eight years. Dittmar wrote CNU's Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism.

Victor Dover

Present at the creation of The New Urbanism and a former CNU board chair, Dover cofounded Dover, Kohl & Partners, one of the top new urban firms for form-based codes, comprehensive plans, and infill and transit-oriented design. Dover recently coauthored Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns.

Andrés Duany

Andres Duany has been a founding partner of two very influential architecture firms: Arquitectonica and DPZ Partners (now DPZ CoDESIGN). With the latter firm, he has co-designed the towns of Seaside and Kentlands, along with more than 140 other neighborhoods, towns, and cities. Duany has written a chapter of Architectural Graphic Standards and the Lexicon of the New Urbanism. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, has worked as visiting professor at many other institutions, and teaches planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. DPZ Partners has been the subject of over 800 articles and has received the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture. Along with his B. Arch. from Princeton, his M. Arch. from Yale, and history study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Mr. Duany also holds two honorary doctorates.

Ellen Dunham-Jones

A professor of architecture at Georgia Tech, Dunham-Jones is coauthor of Retrofitting Suburbia, the bible on that topic. She is a former CNU board chair.

Douglas Farr

Douglas Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, is founding principal and president, Farr Associates, a firm of architects and urbanists committed to advancing sustainability. A longtime leader and incurable optimist in the New Urbanist movement, Farr is most recently author of Sustainable Nation; Urban Design Patterns for the Future, an inquiry into how we can accelerate change toward a more sustainable, just, and neighborly society.

Norman Garrick

Norman Garrick, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Connecticut and director of UCONN’s new Center for Smart Transportation, specializes in the planning and design of urban transportation systems- including transit, streets and highways, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. As the Transportation Task Force co-chair, Garrick has been an essential member of the CNU/ITE urban thoroughfares project. Garrick holds a Ph.D. and MSCE from Purdue University, and a BSCE from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. With a career that bridges academic study and engineering practice, Garrick is an effective leader in transportation reform.

Ray Gindroz

The co-founder and principal emeritus of Urban Design Associates, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and the immediate past chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Ray Gindroz has pioneered the development of participatory planning processes for neighborhoods, downtowns and regional plans. Ray currently leads UDA’s efforts to revitalize cities by transforming inner city neighborhoods and distressed public housing projects into traditional mixed-income neighborhoods, and by working with ;downtowns to attract new development including residential, commercial, and civic uses. Ray has taught urban design at the Yale University School of Architecture for more than 20 years, additionally authoring the prolific The Urban Design Handbook and The Architectural Pattern Book.

Jacky Grimshaw

With a strong background in public policy, Jacky Grimshaw is the vice president of policy at the Center for Neighborhood Technology where she has worked to develop its capacity to engage in public policy advocacy and transportation planning, transportation research, environmental justice, public participation tool development, GIS mapping, community economic development and air quality. Grimshaw has been a leader in the fight for mass transit reform in the Chicago region since 2008, consistently championing CNT’s policy efforts at all levels of government. Jacky also serves on numerous boards, including the Chicago Transit Authority, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board’s Environmental Justice and Public Involvement Committees.

Peter Katz

A professional planner, Katz played a key role in forming the New Urbanism movement. Katz was the first executive director of CNU and wrote the seminal New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community.

Douglas Kelbaugh

Douglas Kelbaugh, FAIA, is professor and former dean at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a pioneer of passive solar buildings, winning over 20 design awards. He has published and edited 6 books and 15 book chapters, and once partnered with CNU co-founder Peter Calthorpe.

James H. Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler is an author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger best known for his several books on urbanism - including The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind, and The Long Emergency. He has been a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, delivering insightful and innovative commentary on various environmental and economic issues that affect our growing urban communities.

Elizabeth Moule

Elizabeth Moule is a principal of the Los Angeles-based firm Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists. The firm specializes in urbanism in new and existing places, campus architecture and planning, civic architecture, and historic preservation and adaptive reuse. The firm's work is published widely, most recently in The International Architectural Yearbook and in two books by James Steele, Los Angeles: The Current Condition and Sustainable Architecture. Their work was shown in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition "Urban Revisions." Ms. Moule is CEO of Meridian Properties, a real estate development company dedicated to new urbanist infill development. She received a B.A. in art history from Smith College, attended the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, and holds a M.Arch. from Princeton. Ms. Moule teaches as a visiting critic at universities in the United States and abroad. She lectures frequently on architecture and urbanism.

John Norquist

Author of The Wealth of Cities, professor of urban policy and urban planning at the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and at Marquette University, and the former president and CEO of CNU, Mr. Norquist is a leader in national discussions of urban design and educational issues. He served as the 37th Mayor of Milwaukee, WI before leaving in 2004 to lead CNU, and it was under his mayorship that Milwaukee experienced a decline in poverty, saw a boom in new downtown housing, and became a leading center of education, zoning code, and welfare reform. Norquist is a champion for walkable, livable cities, fighting every day for intentionally-designed cities built around New Urbanist principles.

Robert Orr

A town architect in many new urbanist projects over the years, Orr is an American Institute of Architects Fellow and a leader in CNU New England.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is an architect and town planner who cofounded DPZ Partners (now DPZ DoDESIGN) in 1980. DPZ has distinguished itself by designing traditional towns and retrofitting livable downtowns into existing suburbs. In 1991, Ms. Plater-Zyberk helped write a groundbreaking Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance for Miami-Dade County, Florida. Since 1995, she has been Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. At Miami, she founded a master of architecture program in Suburb and Town Design and has served as Director for the Center for Urban and Community Design.She has a B.Arch from Princeton and a M.Arch. from Yale. She has been a visiting professor at many major North American schools of architecture, has been a Resident at the American Academy in Rome, and is a trustee of Princeton University.

Stefanos Polyzoides

Stefanos Polyzoides is a principal of Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists. He was born in Athens, Greece, received his B.A. and M.Arch. from Princeton University, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1973. He is a registered architect in the states of California and Arizona. Mr. Polyzoides has worked on the practice, theory, and education of architecture and urban design. His projects have included institutional and civic buildings, historic rehabilitation, commercial projects, housing, campus planning, and urban design. He is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Southern California and has been a visiting professor at several other schools, including Princeton University. Mr. Polyzoides' articles have been featured in both national and international journals. He is the author of two books, Los Angeles Courtyard Housing: A Typological Analysis and R.M. Schindler, Architect. In addition, his research has produced four distinguished exhibitions and exhibition catalogs: "Caltech: 1910-1950," "Myron Hunt: 1868-1952," "Wallace Neff," and "Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate."

Shelley Poticha

The second executive director of CNU, Poticha leads the Natural Resources Defense Council's Urban Solutions program. She was senior advisor and director of HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities and former president and CEO of Reconnecting America.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

One of the longest-serving mayors in the country, Joe Riley recently retired after 40 years in office as Mayor of Charleston. His tenure saw the transformation of downtown Charleston from a decaying urban center to a top cultural destination, and he has long raised his voice as an advocate for lower-income and underserved folks. Having received an extensive number of awards and recognitions throughout his impressive career, Joe Riley is widely viewed as one of the most respected and impactful politicians in the country- championing, for decades, the creation of neighborhoods that support all community members 

Dan Slone

Dan Slone, founding partner of Vertical Vision PLC, served as legal counsel for the CNU for 17 years before joining the board of directors.  He served on the board or served as counsel for most of New Urbanism’s spin-off organizations as well as organizations such as the US Green Building Council, EcoDistricts, and the World Green Building Council, and as attorney for developers of sustainable communities around the country. He has spoken often and written widely about New Urbanism and resilience.

Daniel Solomon

Daniel Solomon is an architect, urban designer and professor emeritus, whose fifty-year career combines achievements in professional practice with teaching and writing. His projects have been published in architectural journals worldwide and have been recognized with well over a hundred design awards. The main focus of his work has been residential architecture and the interaction between housing and urban design. From this base his work has expanded in several directions including large-scale urban planning, regulatory structures that govern urban design and residential, commercial, and institutional architecture. He is the author of many articles and three books: ReBuilding, Global City Blues, and Cosmopolis. A fourth book, Love versus Hope; Housing and the City is nearly complete. He was one of the co-founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism and is currently a partner in the Seattle and San Francisco based firm Mithun.

Sandy Sorlien

Sandy Sorlien is a photographer of place, Transect code writer, SmartCode technical editor, and environmental educator. She has worked with countless New Urbanist partners, including DPZ & Company, PlaceMakers, Hall Alminana, Dover Kohl, Emily Talen, and many more.

Galina Tachieva

A principal with Duany Plater-Zyberk, Tachieva has led and participated in hundreds of design charrettes that have made positive impacts on communities. Tachieva wrote Sprawl Repair, a book on techniques for transforming suburban places.

Emily Talen

A prolific writer and researcher, Talen is a Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago. Among her many works are City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form, and Urban Design Reclaimed: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies for Planners.

Dhiru Thadani

The author of at least 50 major urban plans in North America, Asia, and Europe, Thadani is a prolific architect, urban designer, and writer. Thadani's The Language of Towns & Cities and Visions of Seaside are among New Urbanism's most impressive tomes.

Todd Zimmerman

Todd was one of the original framers of the Charter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a member of the CNU Board of Directors, and the CNU executive committee. Using the proprietary target market methodology of his market research firm, Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Zimmerman was instrumental in bringing market rigor to urban development and re-development and the New Urbanism within the United States and is now expanding that effort outside the country.

* denotes deceased fellow