Prospective Partners

Since 1993, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has been North America’s foremost advocate for community design. CNU is comprised of planners, urban designers, architects, developers, transportation engineers and other development professionals and citizens that have been proactive in bringing about major shifts in how we plan our neighborhoods, communities, and regions.

Since 1996, the Charter for the New Urbanism has outlined principles for building better communities, from the scale of the region down to the block. These principles promote the hallmarks of good urbanism, including:

  • Arranging livable streets in compact, walkable and transit supportive blocks.
  • Providing a range of housing choices.
  • Locating schools, stores and other destinations so they are reachable by walking, cycling or transit service.
  • Providing a human-scaled public realm where appropriately designed buildings define and enliven streets and other public spaces.
  • Promoting community design that integrates and enhances the natural environment and protects built heritage.

We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the recently established CNU Ontario Chapter, which will continue promoting these principles across the Province.

We are now exploring opportunities to collaborate with municipalities, post-secondary institutions, professional organizations, the Province and non-government organizations in an effort to re-think how we design and build communities and their infrastructure across Ontario.

If you would like more information of potential partnership opportunities, please contact the undersigned.

On behalf of the CNU Ontario Board of Directions, thank you for letting us introduce our Chapter.  We look forward to working with you to advance community design issues across Ontario!

Adrian Cammaert
President, CNU Ontario