Join CNU!

The Congress for the New Urbanism is the leading organization promoting walkable, neighborhood-based development as an antidote to formless sprawl. CNU is the institution that provides its members with the tools to deliver on the desire for traditional, healthy, prosperous, culturally vibrant, and better-performing regions, cities, towns and neighborhoods.

Our relationship with our members allows us to do more than just talk about the problems of the built environment. Together, through our Initiatives and the annual Congress gathering, we are creating tools that make it easier to put New Urbanism into practice around the world.

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CNU offers six Membership Levels for individuals to engage at their most comfortable level of commitment.

  • Become an ADVOCATE and enjoy an alliance with like-minded CNU Members, membership in your local CNU Chapter, and CNU's newsletter, the CNU Monthly Review.
  • Join our core by becoming an URBANIST and gain all of the above plus full access to CNU's immense resources, from Congress Webcasts, our Projects & Presentation Library, Continuing Education discounts, Congress registration discounts, member directory, publication discounts, digital subscription to New Urban News, and more.
  • Engage at a higher-level as a City-Builder and obtain all the benefits of a core Urbanist plus a chance to showcase your work on, and participate in "fireside chats" with top thinkers and CNU leaders throughout the year.
  • Align yourself or your organization with CNU at the elite Leader, Champion or Benefactor levels, and make your mark on the movement.