Congress for the New Urbanism

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We hosted #CNU29, our second virtual Congress and brought over 1000 #NewUrbanists together to focus on the intersection between design and power. The plenary “Designing for Justice” by Deanna Van Buren is a must watch: youtu.be/-2HDfERvql8
2021 Charter Award Winner Paseo Cayalá Neighborhood in Guatemala City is a model of open and economically resilient development in a city of gated development. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
The 2021 Freeways Without Futures report expanded to include 15 highway removal campaigns - the most ever! These activists are fighting to remove these blighting highways and reconnect their communities. #HighwaystoBoulevards cnu.org/highways-boule…
TOMORROW is the last day to submit projects to the #2022CharterAwards. CNU's Charter Awards recognize outstanding achievements in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide. Learn more: cnu.org/charter-awards
We expanded our #OntheParkBench webinars to include the monthly Author’s Forum on Urbanism series. There were 21 webinars this year so if you missed any you can still check them out on our YouTube channel. youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Attention local governments and nonprofits: #DYK you can save big on #CNU30 registration with both our industry discounts and discount membership rates? These savings are amazing so make sure to register for CNU 30.OKC | Resilient Together now! @CNUOKC cnu.org/cnu30/registra…
From CNU ED Rick Cole: Existing parking laws and minimums have led to disastrous results. Southern California now has seven parking spaces for every car, which sit empty most of the time. It is time to pass parking reform legislation in California. pasadenastarnews.com/2021/12/26/ref…
Seattle, which adopted one of the nation’s most progressive accessory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinances for cities, has taken this idea a step further by streamlining plans and designs that work. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
The 4 principles that should guide the 15-minute city are: Ecology. For a green and sustainable city. Proximity. To reduce distance to activities. Solidarity. To create links between people. Participation. Citizens should actively be involved in planning. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Most urban areas built prior to the overwhelming proliferation of cars have the structure of a 15-minute city. #Urbanists have an urgent opportunity to help define the 15-minute city, and what it means to sustainable planning and urban design. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
There is ONE WEEK left to submit projects to the #2022CharterAwards. These annual awards are regarded as the preeminent awards for excellence in urban design and placemaking. cnu.org/charter-awards
The "15-minute city" and the "15-minute neighborhood" are concepts that have gained traction this year. Let’s unpack what it really means and their potential as tools to improve quality of life and livability. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Earlier this year, CNU released the 2021 Freeways Without Futures report. The 15 campaigns featured in the report offer a roadmap to better equity, opportunity, health, and connectivity in every neighborhood. #HighwaystoBoulevards #ReconnectingCommunities cnu.org/highways-boule…
Are you a student interested in learning more about #NewUrbanism? #CNU30 in Oklahoma City on March 23-26, 2022 is a great opportunity to connect with the movement and see New Urbanism in action. Register now and save with Early Bird student rates. cnu.org/cnu30/registra…
A town in Texas is on the leading edge of a trend to bring back the practical, efficient street networks for new development. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Winning Charter Awards projects represent major contributions to building more equitable, sustainable, connected, healthy, and prosperous communities. Projects that bring people together will be celebrated as part of #2022CharterAwards. Apply now! cnu.org/charter-award
Register now! Today at 12pm ET, join us for #OntheParkBench webinar “Changing Markets and Innovations in Urban Housing Types.” Receive 1 AICP continuing education credit if viewed live and 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded. us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
The @MMDC901 has loads of institutional buildings and surface parking lots, and many underutilized blocks. The city and the institutions are trying to introduce mixed-use to improve the district’s quality of life and allow workers to live nearby. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
TOMORROW #OntheParkBench welcomes Eric Osth and Brian O'Looney with interviewer David Kim for “Changing Markets and Innovations in Urban Housing Types.” They will discuss trends in urban housing and how architectural types may respond to these changes. us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
As money from the federal #infrastructure bill begins to go to states, Colorado's new rule could serve as a model for how the entire country might begin to wean itself off a half century of freeway expansion addiction. #HighwaystoBoulevards curbed.com/2021/12/colora…
#DYK the CNU Charter Awards have been around for two decades? That's 20 years of recognizing exemplary work that makes a difference in people's lives. Check out all the winning projects plus the 2021 #CharterAwards ceremony video! cnu.org/what-we-do/cha… youtu.be/hnyg1_MkDZ4
“Stroad” is a term coined by @StrongTowns' Chuck Marohn to describe the poorly designed commercial streets found in conventional suburbs across America. Redesigning such thoroughfares is critical to retrofitting suburbs and making them more sustainable. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Interested in joining fellow #NewUrbanists for #CNU30 in Oklahoma City on March 23-26, 2022? Information on scholarships, volunteering, travel, continuing education and more is available on our website at cnu.org/cnu30 @CNUOKC
We need to revive small-scale development as a force significant enough to shape and grow our cities. The new e-book, "Unleash the Swarm: Reviving Small-Scale Development in America’s Cities," from @StrongTowns explains how. #UnleashTheSwarm strongtowns.org/journal/2021/1…
December 21 at 12pm ET, join us for our next #OntheParkBench webinar: “Changing Markets and Innovations in Urban Housing Types.” Architects Eric Osth and Brian O'Looney will join interviewer David Kim to discuss trends in urban housing. @beolooney us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
Got a minute? Check out this cityscape of Valletta, Malta drawn by urbanist Dhiru Thadani. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
There 1 month left of Early Bird registration for #CNU30. CNU 30.OKC | Resilient Together is March 23-26, 2022 and is our first in-person Congress in two years. Register now! @CNUOKC cnu.org/cnu30/registra…
New proposed legislation would block freeway expansions across California. The bill would prohibit highway projects in areas with high rates of pollution and poverty and where residents have suffered negative health effects from living near freeways. latimes.com/homeless-housi…
The Rocky Mountain Institute (@RockyMtnInst) created a simple tool that is long needed: a calculator of “induced demand” in transportation. This tool is critical for taking down redundant and unnecessary highways that damage cities. #HighwaystoBoulevards cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Students are encouraged to submit projects to the #2022CharterAwards. The Charter Awards recognize outstanding achievements in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide. Submissions are due 12/30. cnu.org/charter-awards
Register now! Today at 12pm ET, join us for #OntheParkBench - Author’s Forum webinar "La Città Sana (The Healthy City).” Receive 1 AICP continuing education credit if viewed live as well as 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded. us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
With each day of the 2022 Equity Summit anchored by one of their three teams (land use, economic development, and transportation), @SmartGrowthUSA will cover smart growth from many different perspectives. Register today to hear them all: smartgrowthamerica.org/equity-summit
TOMORROW #OntheParkBench - Author’s Forum welcomes author Gabriele Tagliaventi and interviewer Dhiru Thadani for "La Città Sana (The Healthy City).” The book explains the Healthy City and its development starting from the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920. us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
Listen to @NPR's Adrian Florido speak with @latimes reporter Liam Dillon about the continued displacement of Black and Latino communities due to U.S. freeway expansions. CNU's work advocates for urban highway removal nationwide. #HighwaystoBoulevards npr.org/2021/12/12/106…
Membership in CNU connects you to a network of #NewUrbanist practitioners across sectors, design disciplines, and geography. As we near the end of the year, now is a great time to check your membership status. You can confirm or renew your membership at members.cnu.org!
Great Lakes communities are prominent examples of what new urbanists often refer to as “receiver cities, towns, and villages.” They can prepare for migration by promoting growth that improves the quality of life of existing inhabitants. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Join fellow #NewUrbanists and see in action how Oklahoma City’s public and private sectors, non-profit community, and residents have collaborated to reshape the city’s urban environment at #CNU30. Register and save big with Early Bird rates. cnu.org/cnu30/registra… @CNUOKC
12/14 at 12pm ET, join us for #OntheParkBench - Author’s Forum webinar: "La Città Sana (The Healthy City): The New Garden City for the Post Covid-19 World.” Author Gabriele Tagliaventi joins Dhiru Thadani to discuss his new book on the Healthy City. us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
The Charter Awards recognize exemplary work by CNU members and allies that embodies and advances the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism and makes a difference in people's lives. This year’s application is simple and straightforward. cnu.org/charter-awards
CNU & Open Design Collective are working on the Jewel Theatre CNU 30 Legacy Project that would create a Tactical Urbanism demonstration to bring attention to what the building could become. See Legacy Projects in action & register for #CNU30.Oklahoma City! cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
TOMORROW (12/8) join @CNU_CTX for a look at cities around the country that have changed the rules that govern parking using the @DonaldShoup. approach, and a local exploration into what parking reforms could do for Austin—and the way to get there. registration.socio.events/e/cnuctx2021
We are gathering in person for the first time in two years to connect, discuss, learn, debate, and grow TOGETHER. We hope you will join us in Oklahoma City for #CNU30 on March 23-26, 2022. Register at Early Bird rates today! cnu.org/cnu30/registra… @CNUOKC
Mixed-use, walkable neighborhood development promotes healthier people, places, and economies. The Charter Awards celebrate the best work in this new era of placemaking. Submissions for the #2022CharterAwards are due 12/30/21. cnu.org/charter-awards
Support fellow freeway fighters as we work to reconnect communities devastated by urban highway construction. Sign the petition by Albany Riverfront Collaborative to reduce I-787, create boulevards, & improve access to the riverfront. #HighwaystoBoulevards change.org/p/achieve-our-…
During a stop in Virginia to tout the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, @SecretaryPete toured Jackson Ward — a Richmond neighborhood known as “the Harlem of the South,” devastated in the 1950s by the construction of Interstate 95. #HighwaystoBoulevards virginiamercury.com/2021/12/06/cou…
CNU's Strategic Plan includes a focus on promoting complete neighborhoods with concepts like the 15-minute city. The 15-minute city is defined as an ideal geography where most human needs and many desires are located within a travel distance of 15 minutes. cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
Registration for CNU 30.OKC | Resilient Together is open! #CNU30 is March 23-26, 2022 so save big with Early Bird registration rates. Students, local governments, and CNU members can save even more with additional discounts. @CNUOKC cnu.org/cnu30/registra…
New Urbanism has always been about the architecture of community—this coming year's Charter Awards will focus on projects that bring people together. Reminder that submissions are due 12/30/21! #2022CharterAwards cnu.org/publicsquare/2…
CNU joined @thehill to discuss the federal Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. The program is not enough money to address inequalities made worse by previous urban highway construction but is something we can build upon. #HighwaystoBoulevards thehill.com/policy/transpo…
Please join @CNU_CTX on December 8 for the CNU-CTX 2021 Forum - Over Parked and Under Performing: Why Cities are Reconsidering the Rules that Govern Free Parking with keynote by @DonaldShoup. Registration is free for CNU members! registration.socio.events/e/cnuctx2021
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