2015 New Urban Research

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Since 2008, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has showcased innovative academic work at our annual Congress. CNU is proud to continue this tradition for our 2015 Call for New Urban Research, offering select academics and researchers an opportunity to present their academic work at our annual Congress, CNU 23, in Dallas/Fort Worth! 


For decades, U.S. transportation policy gave priority to automobile movement over the social and economic needs of people living along our streets. A focus on mobility eroded accessibility, degraded the public realm, created travel spaces unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists, and led to spatial inequalities that characterize our metropolitan regions today.

CNU is currently accepting academic papers that focus on the interaction between equity and transportation - exploring equity impacts of transportation planning decisions as well as incorporating issues of equity into how these decision are made. CNU is interested in research on particular user groups that have been historically underrepresented in transportation planning decisions (minority and low-income populations, women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities) and innovations in the decision-making processes that lead to more equitable cities.


Selected authors will be asked to present their papers at CNU 23 in Dallas/Fort Worth, April 29-May 2, 2015. Selected papers will be considered for publication in a future special issue on "Equity & Transportation" to be published by the Journal of Urbanism. Further length requirements and peer review will be conducted by the journal’s editors. Original, selected papers will also be published on CNU.org.

View submission guidelines for more details.