CNU New York, the official state chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, welcomes you to the first issue of the Empire State Urbanist, a bi-monthly Newsletter for our members and supporters. Our goal is to make you aware of upcoming events, recent accomplishments, and important issues that can affect the quality of life in New York, and in nearby states and provinces.
2014 was a busy year for CNU New York. In 2014, CNU hosted its National Congress, CNU 22, in Buffalo, with an attendance among the highest in CNU history. CNU’s National Transportation Summit was held in New York City in fall of 2014 and was a great success. Our next event, CNU 23, will be held in Dallas from April 29 through May 2nd. Please stop by our Chapter Meet-up Friday May 1st in Dallas (See details below).
The support and enthusiasm that members have expressed at these events continues to drive us to look for more and better ways to support you in your efforts to improve your communities. We look forward to providing more events for you in 2015 and informing you of our programs and progress through this Newsletter. We hope to engage you in an extraordinary program of building great livable, sustainable and equitable places in New York State and the surrounding region.
This is a critical year for CNU, as a new national president, Lynn Richards (http://www.cnu.org/staff), takes over the helm of the Congress. As part of this effort, CNU New York is following a strategic plan to meet the challenges of promoting high quality urbanism. We have created a more a dynamic chapter structure that will enable more events across the region, and are expanding our commitment to build key partnerships with like-minded organizations.
CNU New York relies heavily on the energy and effort of its members and volunteers. New members are always welcome. If you would like to assist the Chapter with its goals and operations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
CNU New York’s Officers:
Marc Wouters, Larry Gould, Paddy Steinschneider, Eric Alexander and Elizabeth Case