We champion human-centric urbanism in greater Atlanta to build and advance our thriving communities.
The Atlanta chapter of the nationwide Congress for the New Urbanism was founded in 2006 and today is revitalized with new vision for 2024 and beyond. We are organized into three teams: Advance, Teach, and Link.
Advance Atlanta’s growth into a world-class city.
The Advance team will partner with organizations throughout the city to collaborate on urban design projects that make Atlanta a more human centered city. Projects will focus on public spaces that need better urbanism. If you would like to suggest a project please email us below.
Teach and encourage the interest in city-building in the next generation.
The Teach team will create educational experiences for our members and the next generation to learn from great urbanism in the city. Events will include walking tours, lectures, and workshops. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about these opportunities.
Link individuals working to improve our built environment.
The Link team will connect members via socials, 1:1, our Slack channels, and small group events. In 2024, you can expect a Mentorship lunch, a meetup at the annual CNU conference in Cincy, regular happy hours, and other events to bring us all together.
ABOUT CNU ATL
The Congress for the New Urbanism is the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit working to build great places and walkable, vibrant neighborhoods.
The CNU Atlanta Chapter was founded in 2006 and in 2010 hosted the 18th Annual Congress of the New Urbanism. After the Congress, CNU ATL continued to push conversations around urbanism in Atlanta and across the Region on issues such as missing middle housing, transit-oriented development, town center renewal, and more.
We advocate for design practices and policy standards that support healthy and thriving blocks, neighborhoods, cities, and regions; empower placemaking leaders with the tools and information to create places where people and business can prosper; and accelerate the work of our members, partners, and collaborators.
CNU was founded in 1993 with the belief that well-designed cities, towns, neighborhoods, and public places help create community: Healthy places for people and businesses to thrive and prosper.
An architect and planner with Historical Concepts with a passion for placemaking through the use of native landscaping and materials to shape public space.