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We are witnessing a coming of age of New Urbanism -- our ideas are being embraced by the public like never before and we're seeing a new receptiveness in state and federal policy. We need your help to keep up this energy and momentum. CNU is seeking to raise $20,000 by July 31 to support our efforts to spread New Urbanism. Please contribute to our movement today—your support is more important than ever right now.


“New Urbanism exists because of the ever-deepening bonds among the community of people who sustain it. The lives and life-work of every one of us have been altered and enriched by our many friends in CNU. There is nothing else and there could be nothing else as nurturing to our work and our spirits as annual immersion in the broad, multi-talented circle of people who have come to know each other so well...” -- Dan Solomon following his experience at CNU 17.

This year our members and supporters helped develop some of our most groundbreaking and exciting initiatives:

-- Sustainable Street Networks -- In December we released a report on the advantages of highly-connected street networks in response to the stimulus bill, and this year we've been advocating in DC for the adoption of connectivity standards in federal transportation and environmental policy.

-- Emergency Response & Street Design -- In May we released a new report on the common ground between new urbanist street design and emergency response, and last month we submitted proposed changes to the International Fire Code that seek to improve overall public safety, street network connectivity, and emergency response times.

-- New Urbanist Accreditation -- We launched a new accreditation program last month in partnership with the University of Miami School of Architecture.

-- LEED-ND: Recognizing that Urbanism Is Green -- New urbanists have been working hard to refine this new rating system based on your feedback to create the strongest version yet upholding new urbanist values. We will ask CNU members to vote on the first public version of the LEED-ND rating system later this month.

-- Highways to Boulevards -- We will continue our initiative to replace elevated urban highways with neighborhood-friendly boulevards by bringing our campaign to New Orleans later this year.

Since 1993, we have benefited from robust member participation, strong partnerships, and valuable grants. However, your gift provides critical funding for our initiatives and helps bridge the gap between other funding sources and our budget. We invite you to be part of the new urbanist solution by donating to CNU today.


John Norquist
CNU President & CEO

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