Announcing the 2016 CNU Colorado Charter Awards

The 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…

CNU Colorado Charter Awards, announcements!

Congratulations to the winners, featured below! Also, we cordially invite you to attend our 1st-ever CNU Colorado Charter AWARDS CEREMONY at MIDTOWN (1625 W. 67th Avenue) as part of the kick-off to our Resilient Urbanism Event on Thursday, April 23rd. Tour begins at 4:30pm, Panel Discussion at 5:00pm and Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm. Drinks and snacks…

Introducing the CNU Colorado Charter Awards

The 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…

Wheat Ridge’s Main Street Comes to Life

by Sarah Showalter, AICP, LEED AP How do you retrofit an auto-centric commercial corridor into a vibrant Main Street? The City of Wheat Ridge, together with partners Wheat Ridge 2020 and LiveWell Wheat Ridge, is working to do just that on W. 38th Avenue between Sheridan and Wadsworth. The community is actively changing the feel…

CNU Colorado is Hittin’ the Streets!

Hey Colorado Urbanists, In case you haven’t heard, CNU Colorado is hittin’ the streets!  We’ve got lots of events coming up and we’re teaming up with some pretty cool organizations – Architecture for Humanity, WalkDenver, and the Denver New Railvolutionaries to name a few.  We also have a new focus for the rest of 2012…

Better Block Pikes Peak

Join us Friday, September 21st – Saturday, September 22nd! Better Block projects have been popping up nation-wide, and on Sept 21-22 Colorado Springs will join the movement. By identifying underutilized urban neighborhoods and streets, Better Block projects have a history of transforming places into active destinations brimming with life.

Let’s Get Tactical

CNU Colorado teamed up with Architecture for Humanity Denver to host a PechaKucha Night at Taxi.  It was free, there were food trucks, music and local artists & performers.  But most importantly, we heard directly from local tactical urbanists about their work in Colorado! Better Block Pikes Peak Better Block Jefferson Park Justice League of…

CNU 20: A Gathering of Change-Makers

CNU 20, Congress for the New Urbanism’s 20th annual meeting and my fifth, inspired this urbanist and reignited my passion to improve our cities and small towns, and to remake suburbia! For over 20 years now, thanks to perennial CNU leaders and new voices that have joined the movement, the work to achieve great urbanism…

CNU 20: Inspiring, Engaging, and Exhausting

CNU 20 in West Palm Beach, FL was my first Congress and will certainly not be my last. The four day congress felt like a month, but I mean that in the best of ways. From before breakfast to late at night on the dance floor, my mind was constantly stimulated from the conversation, critique…