Congress for the New Urbanism Update
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. Members receive a subscription to Better! Cities & Towns as part of their membership dues. This page provides news and links related to CNU.
The Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative ensures streets are navigable and safe for all users, including emergency vehicles.
The Highway to Boulevards Initiative encourages transitions from urban freeways to vibrant boulevards that can bring revenue and revitalization.
The LEED for Neighborhood Development Initiative is a new rating system for sustainable neighborhoods.
The Low-Carbon Urbanism Initiative raises awareness for the environmental benefits of new urbanist development.
The Sprawl Retrofit Initiative seeks to turn our past development mistakes into attractive, compact communities.
The Transportation Networks Initiative integrates transportation planning and the principles of New Urbanism.