The People #iamcnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    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

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

  • 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!


  • Kristen Jeffers

    My name is Kristen Jeffers, and I work to bring issues of equity and access to the forefront of the conversation. As founder and editor-in-chief of The Black Urbanist, I challenge my readers to think more broadly about creating vibrancy and great places for all people—including people of color,...Read more
  • Deanna VanBuren

    My name is Deanna, and I believe that in order to create safe and equitable cities, we must address violence through rehabilitation rather than punishment. As principal and founder of FOURM design studio , I seek to create new types of infrastructure to support this shift. I work collaboratively...Read more
  • Eliza Harris Juliano

    My name is Eliza, and I plan beautiful places that give people choices. As a Principal at Canin Associates, I help developers and communities build and rebuild neighborhoods where walking or biking to run an errand or go to school is a safe and pleasant experience. We design places that work for...Read more
  • Dhiru Thadani

    My name is Dhiru, and my passion is to make beautiful places that uplift the human spirit. I love to draw, and I begin each day with a drawing. For more than three decades, I have taught, practiced, and worked to place architecture and urbanism in the public eye. I design buildings, neighborhoods,...Read more

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