Welcome to the CNU California Chapter!

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions.

The mission of the Congress for the New Urbanism California Chapter is to provide leadership and advance best practices for making great walkable places in California.

CNU by Design

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Tactical Urbanism


CNU takes a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach to restoring our communities. Members are the life of the organization – we are the planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors and community activists who create and influence our built environment, transforming growth patterns from the inside – out, and make it easier for people to live healthy lives. Whether it’s bringing restorative plans to hurricane-battered communities in the Gulf Coast, turning dying malls into active mixed-use neighborhoods, or reconnecting isolated public housing projects to the surrounding fabric, new urbanists are providing leadership in community building.

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