The People #iamcnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • 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>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • I'm Jenny
    I work to promote community and sense of place by designing beautiful buildings that take part in local traditions. #iamcnu

    The People / #iamcnu

  • Grass-roots culture generates community
    <strong>Porchfest</strong> <em>Decatur, Georgia</em>

    The People / #iamcnu

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 and Twitter!


  • Eric Kronberg

    My name is Eric, and I believe that our most important opportunity to build places people love is in reinvigorating existing, blighted neighborhoods that have adaptable building stock and walkable infrastructure. Redevelopment is hard, but the potential to repurpose these existing assets is...Read more
  • Galina Tachieva

    I’m Galina, and I use design to revitalize and rebalance suburbs through the practice of sprawl repair. I believe that, while America needs walkable development now more than ever, the expanse of sprawl represents a vast investment that cannot be abandoned or demolished. As the author of the Sprawl...Read more
  • Tony Garcia and Mike Lydon

    We’re Mike and Tony, and we use Tactical Urbanism to inspire civic leaders and residents to experience and shape urban spaces in a new way. As the authors of Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action for Long-Term Change , we work to redesign cities and towns from the ground up. Our work involves a...Read more
  • James Rojas

    I’m James, and I experiment with art-making, model-building, and play to engage Latino immigrants in urban planning. I work to raise people’s awareness of the built environment and how it impacts their experience of place. In my work, I have found model-building and play to be particular effective...Read more

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