what we do

What is New Urbanism?

New Urbanism is a planning and development approach based on the principles of how cities and towns had been built for the last several centuries: walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity, and accessible public spaces. In other words: New Urbanism focuses on human-scaled urban design. 

CNU Utah is a member of the national Congress for New Urbanism.

We bring ideas to life.

We work with city planners, shop owners, architects and restaurateurs to create urban spaces we all love. If you have an idea, consider becoming a member and be part of the New Urbanism.

Become a member.

We foster grassroots community.

It takes all kinds of people to make a community strong and drive change. Through events, socials and webinars we educate and connect people to create a shared vision for where we live.

Attend an event.


What you do as part of CNU Utah.

New Urbanism here in Utah is off to a great start. Communities throughout the state are building places where people love to be by applying the principles of the Charter for the New Urbanism.

You can help to make great places in your community by:

  • Participating in CNU Utah events to learn and teach how to apply New Urbanist principles
  • Spotlighting your community’s or firm’s contributions to building an even better Utah
  • Supporting this work in Utah by becoming a Chapter Patron.