Welcome to CNU Wisconsin!
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, neighborhood-based development as an alternative to sprawl. CNU takes a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach to restoring our communities. Members are the life of the organization – they are the planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors, and community activists who create and influence our built environment, transforming growth patterns from the inside out. Whether it's bringing restorative plans to hurricane-battered communities in the Gulf Coast, turning dying malls into vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods, or reconnecting isolated public housing projects to the surrounding fabric, new urbanists are providing leadership in community building.
CNU Wisconsin is an education non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer professional organization.
Our goals are:
- To help maintain sustainable cities that minimize the loss of agricultural and natural areas, by offering formal and informal educational opportunities for Wisconsin residents, civic leaders, and businesses.
- To educate Wisconsin residents on how to maintain sustainable cities that minimize the loss of agricultural and natural areas.
- To encourage the Wisconsin adoption of principles and practices of the New Urbanism to support the restoration of existing urban centers and towns, the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural areas, and the preservation of our built legacy.
- To create opportunities for citizens, and practitioners in private and public service, to learn, exchange and apply knowledge of the principles and practices of the New Urbanism.
- To provide a Wisconsin presence, focus and perspective for the Congress for the New Urbanism.