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Far from being confined to one profession or organization, New Urbanists are a multidisciplinary, pragmatic, and diverse group of people who design, build, and advocate for places people love. The commitment to building and rebuilding great communities extends across all boundaries and is highly context-sensitive. Anyone who works to redesign a street, strengthen ties in a neighborhood, develop new housing, or preserve a historic landmark is putting New Urbanism into action—regardless of their affiliation or background.
Here, you can meet just a few of the countless professionals, leaders, advocates, and citizens working to build better places around the world in a campaign we're calling #iamcnu. Navigate below to learn more about how passionate individuals can spark change in their communities—and spread the word on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Jenny BevanMy name is Jenny, and I work to promote community and sense of place by designing beautiful buildings that take part in ever-maturing local traditions. My partner Christopher and I believe that urbanism, architecture, and the building arts together contribute to a place’s character, which in turn...Read more
Adrian CammaertMy name is Adrian and I am an urban planner working to reinvigorate undervalued places. Many communities struggle with how to distinguish themselves from other places and attract new investment and visitors. The fields of urban planning, urban design and economic development provide a wide range of...Read more
Ute Maya-GiambattistaMy name is Ute, and I am an urban designer working in Canada helping communities unlock their potential and transform the vitality of their places. I believe that urban design can be a vehicle for creating healthy places and communities. Beyond being a “nice” picture, good urban design results in a...Read more