• 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

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

  • 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

  • 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

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!


  • Corbin Prydwen

    My name is Corbin, and I’m working to revitalize Roanoke, Virginia’s West End—one building at a time. I restore blighted homes and commercial space in a walkable, mixed-use setting, working with multiple investors. Our work is diversity-focused—we engage with local business leaders and residents to...Read more
  • Amanda Popken

    My name is Amanda, and I work to build strong connections between people, community, and quality of place. I use urban design to help generate incremental improvements at the neighborhood level. My approach brings together community members, elected officials, and entrepreneurs to build stable...Read more
  • R. John Anderson

    My name is John, and I think that urbanists should own buildings as part of building/rebuilding good places. As developers, we focus upon smaller, simpler buildings with local partners who are committed to their neighborhood. We share the lessons we are learning. We want people to know where they...Read more
  • Jonathon Stalls

    My name is Jonathon, and I help more people get out and start walking. As the founder of Walk2Connect, I believe that traveling on foot has profound personal, social, communal, and environmental benefits, and I work to remove the barriers that prevent Americans from enjoying them. I make it easier...Read more

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