Introducing the CNU Colorado Charter Awards

submission-booklet_template.keyThe Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is a non-profit organization that promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. We believe that cities should be designed for people and should respect human scale and encourage human interaction. The first ever CNU-Colorado Charter Awards honor projects that are designed in this spirit and make Colorado a more livable place.

The CNU-Colorado Charter Awards honor a select number of winners across four categories:

  • Best Built Project in Colorado
  • Best Unbuilt Project in Colorado
  • Best Tactical Urbanism or Urban Intervention Project in Colorado
  • Best Student Project in Colorado

A jury of distinguished designers, architects, planners, and engineers from Colorado and beyond will review the entries and select the winners. Winning projects are recognized for their excellence in fulfilling and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism ( in a Colorado-specific context.

Important Dates:

  • November 8th, 2014 – Submission Period Opens
  • December 8th 2014 – Submission Period Closes (Deadline!)
  • December 15th 2014 – Jury Decision Announced
  • Awards Ceremony: Mid-March in Denver, CO

Learn more about the CNU Colorado Charter Awards and how to apply



October’s Fest, Beer Urbanism – hosted by CNU-Colorado

We continue our “Beer Urbanism” Meet Up series at North Boulder’s Upslope Brewery. Please join us for a happy hour this Thursday for brews, food and networking!
Please see the accompanying flyer for more detail – see you there!
CNU Upslope Beer Urbanism

CNU-Colorado presents: “Beer Urbanism” – 5pm this Wednesday, Sept. 17th @ Epic Brewery

Please join us this Wednesday, September 17th, at 5pm for our monthly urban meetup

Please join us this Wednesday, September 17th, at 5pm for our monthly urban meetup

North Metro Denver Citizen’s Summit – a new Perspective on the I-70 East Project

Hotel Oxford Denver, April 25 2014

A video of the event and more information will be available soon.

Urban Meet Up in Boulder 11|15|13 – the Event in Pictures

North Metro Denver Citizen’s Summit

April 25 2014, 1:00-5:00pm, Oxford Hotel Grand Ballroom,

Join us for a presentation and discussion with CNUs John O. Norquist and Peter Swift.



See how communities all over America start to remove highways within cities to reconnect and revitalize their neighborhoods.
Learn more about CNUs Highways to Boulevards Initiative and see how this idea could be applied to the I-70 corridor in North Denver.
Hear from citizens and local experts why a Boulevard Alternative might be feasible and why it should be considered in the SDEIS (Supplemental draft EIS).

The event is free, join any time between 1:00 and 5:00pm.
Seating is limited so please RSVP to secure a seat. For this and more information contact Frank Sullivan (303-321 4130) or send an email to


“The Art of Street Design” City event in Boulder with CNU past president Victor Dover

City of Boulder Community Event “The Art of Street Design”
Presentation and Community Discussion with Victor Dover


WHEN: Wednesday March 26, 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Chautauqua, Ggrand Assembly Hall, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder

WHAT: Victor Dover, coauthor of the new book, “Street Design,” will be presenting proven strategies to create safe, walkable streets in Boulder. Victor will describe how street design can shape enduring cities that people really love; Discussion regarding City of Boulder North Boulder Subcommunity Plan update, Envision East Arapahoe plan, Sustainable Streets and Centers project, Access Management and Parking Strategy, and Transportation Master Plan update.

WHO: Victor was national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) from 2010 –2012 and was the founding chair of the CNU Florida Chapter, the first of its kind. He is cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning in Coral Gables, Florida and is an international expert on how to shape enduring places that people really love.  An urban designer and the coauthor of  the new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (January 2014), Dover has 25 years’ experience across five continents revitalizing historic downtowns, restoring healthy neighborhoods and creating walkable communities. He has designed 150 neighborhoods, urban revitalization programs, and regional plans including Plan El Paso, hailed as “America’s Best Smart Growth Plan.” Dover is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and served as the U.S. national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism from 2010 – 2012. In 1994, he worked in Boulder on the North Broadway Plan for North Boulder.

MORE INFORMATION: The event is free, no RSVP required. For more information please go to the Boulder calendar.

ABOUT THE BOOK: “Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns” (January 2014) by Victor Dover and John Massengale with foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales shows how to create great streets where people want to be. That begins with walkable streets where people feel comfortable, safe, and charmed by their surroundings. Through hundreds of examples of streets old, new and retrofitted, Street Design shows how good street design can unlock value, improve life and reknit neighborhoods.


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