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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOCIAL

MARCH HAPPY HOUR: March 21, 2024

Join fellow urbanists for a drink and friendly conversation.

 

When: Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm

Where: Pour Taproom at The Interlock (West Midtown)

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Advance

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

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

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.

CONTACT

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

or email us at: atlanta@cnu.org

ABOUT CNU ATL
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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.

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OUR BOARD

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Board Chair

Matt Schaefer

An architect and planner with Historical Concepts with a passion for placemaking through the use of native landscaping and materials to shape public space.

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    Board, Communications

    Nick Mulkey

    A veteran community/economic development professional who is focused on creating place and elevating Atlanta. 

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    Board

    Chris Montesinos, AICP

    A native of the city, Chris has worked in municipal planning and community development in metro Atlanta for over 25 years.

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    Board, Membership

    Matthew Marshall

    Co-founder and CBO at New Story (affordable housing in LATAM) and passionate about traditional neighborhood development in the city.

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    Board VP

    Will McCollum

    An urbanist and architect with Lew Oliver Inc working to create memorable places that inspire, delight, and foster a sense of community with all who walk through.

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    Board, Treasurer

    Ryan Snodgrass, CNU-A

    An Associate at TSW and planner specializing in placemaking with a background in landscape design, urban design, and historic preservation.

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    Braden Meadows

    Director of Business Development at SWH Landscape Architecture and course leader on new urbanism at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment & Design.

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    Jenna Frantik

    An architectural designer at Silver Studio Architects with an interest in the intersection of architecture and sociology and a passion for new urbanism. 

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