July – August 2015 Infrastructure SHOWCASE
The Charter of the New Urbanism (CNU) promotes mixed-use, walkable neighborhood development for healthier people, places and economies. Each year, CNU holds its Charter Awards to recognize outstanding placemaking that positively affects people’s lives. Jurors reviewed 99 projects worldwide and chose winners from each of three geographic scales.
Iberville Offsites—Turning Blight Into Beauty
- Firm: Kronberg Wall Architects
- Location: New Orleans
- Category: Block, Street, Building
Grand Prize Student
Cities of a New Port Metropolis—How Ports Could be Cities Again
- School: University of Notre Dame
- Category: The Region: Metropolis, City and Town
CHARTER AWARDS: Block, Street and Building
UCLA Weyburn—From Parking Lot to Urban Tour de Force
- Firm: Mithun | Solomon with STUDIOS
- Location: Los Angeles
Code SMTX: Tactical Urbanism Intervention
- Firm: Dover, Kohl & Partners
- Location: San Marcos, Texas
CHARTER AWARDS: Neighborhood, District and Corridor
Hunters View—Transforming a Danger Zone
- Firm: Mithun | Solomon
- Location: San Francisco
Pearl Brewery Redevelopment—Industrial to Market Mecca
- Firm: Lake | Flato Architects
- Location: San Antonio
Long Island Transit-Oriented Development Revitalization
- Firm: Torti Gallas and Partners, and the Town of Babylon
- Location: Wyandanch, N.Y., and Babylon, N.Y.
Aldershot—Brownfield to Sustainable Town
- Firm: ADAM Urbanism
- Location: Aldershot, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Virginia’s Capitol Master Plan—Modernizing Jefferson’s Vision
- Firm: Wallace Roberts & Todd
- Location: Richmond, Va.
30Years of Scripps Campus Stewardship
- Firm: Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists
- Location: Claremont, Calif.
CHARTER AWARDS: The Region: Metropolis, City and Town
Plan El Paso—Moving to Mixed-Use and Walkable
Organization: City of El Paso
Location: El Paso, Texas
More details, images and partners of these projects can be found online at www.cnu.org/sites/www.cnu.org/files/cnu_2015_charter_awards-lores.pdf.
The Charter of the New Urbanism is in its 23rd year, and this is the 15th year for the Charter Awards. In that timespan, new urbanism has become a movement, and the awards now focus more on built work rather than designs.