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Voting Closes at Noon Sharp for CNU Board Elections

Voting for the first-ever CNU Board Elections closes today sharply at Noon.

To vote, follow the instructions below:

1. Login to your account at
2. Meet the Candidates by clicking here.
3. Cast your vote at

This is your Congress. Vote now.

WATCH Live: Looking Forward: New Urbanism and the New World

As we enter CNU's third decade, economic, political, and environmental conditions pose serious challenges for the built and natural environment, as well as New Urbanist practice.

Andres Duany will present the 21st century crises that call for New Urbanists to adapt, including slow development, the public process, suburban retrofit, agricultural urbanism, and the theology of metrics. Dan Solomon will discuss the tensions between new urbanism's roots in the nuanced complexity of the city and the reductive codifying of New Urbanist practice.

The Live #cnu20 Twitter Feed

The Live #CNU 20 Twitter Feed

Eye on the Street: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012


CNU's Eye on the Street looks out onto downtown Chicago's May Day rally.




Philip Bess on Wrigley Field's "Fenway Plan"

CNU member Philip Bess, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Architecture for Notre Dame, shares his thoughts on the "Fenway Plan" as proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field:

Congrats to CNU Intern Mike Jersha on Top Presenter Honor

Congrats are in order to CNU Communications and Planning intern Mike Jersha, a Junior in Geography at DePaul University who was recently honored as the Top Presenter at the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS).

Eye on the Street: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Sunbelt Bike Share in Valencia, Spain by Ben Patience.





Looking to Share Hotel Space at CNU 20?

Looking to share a room at CNU 20? See the below note from an attendee and get in touch if interested: