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July – August 2015 Infrastructure SHOWCASE

Matt Ball on August 11, 2015 - in 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.


Grand Prize

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

Hunters View Housing, 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.Virginia'sCapitolMasterPlan













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.

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