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CNU offers individual and corporate membership, as well as membership in chapters around the country. Learn more about CNU Membership Levels. The link below directs you to CNU National Registration Form.
CNU Membership Benefits
As a CNU member, you are our partner in spreading New Urbanism. This is our organization, and it's a forum for your ideas and challenges—only with your participation can we live up to our full potential. CNU provides opportunities for you to make a difference, and our respected publications, website, and conferences will give you the news and resources you need to achieve your goals and advance your career.
New Urban News Keep abreast of New Urbanism’s advances. New Urban News is an independent newsletter covering traditional town planning, new urbanist development, and an update of CNU news. All members receive a subscription including eight issues per year ($89 value). Find an archive of past issues in the member section of CNU.org.
CNU.org Broaden your exposure and gain instant access to the resources you need. CNU.org includes a member directory, member profiles and portfolios, forums for discussion, a project database, an interactive image bank, archives of all CNU publications, research by members, job listings, the latest news on New Urbanism, and more. CNU.org has over 17,000 unique visitors per month and over 90,000 page views per month. Members can advertise for free on CNU.org in the following sections:
• Member Directory: over 1,100 views/mo.
• Project Database: over 6,500 views/mo.
• Jobs/RFPs: over 1,300 views/mo.
• Calendar: over 800 views/mo.
Monthly e-Updates Stay "in the know." CNU's e-Update is a monthly email newsletter containing updates on CNU's activities and programs, links to blog posts and news articles about New Urbanism, and notices about upcoming events. (www.cnu.org/eupdate)
Initiatives Help break down barriers to adopting New Urbanism. CNU organizes working groups of leading experts from the fields of design, planning, environment, transportation, development, and education. This is the place for members to introduce New Urbanism to their professions, to work with standard-setting organizations, or to help develop new strategies for improving our built environment. (www.cnu.org/initiatives)
Chapters Participate on a local level. CNU’s chapters offer events, networking opportunities, and engaging discussions on local issues. Find other members in your area and participate in local initiatives to bring New Urbanism to your community. (www.cnu.org/chapters)
Congress Registration Discounts Attend the premier gathering of new urbanists. Our annual Congress is the leading venue for new urbanist collaboration and education. CNU members come from far and wide to discuss development practices and public policies, learn from recent innovative work, and advance CNU initiatives. (www.cnu.org/congresses)
Continuing Education Discounts Expand your knowledge. CNU's Continuing Education Partners provide education to professionals in the techniques of New Urbanism. CNU members receive 10% off workshop registrations from the National Charrette Institute and the Seaside Institute. (www.cnu.org/continuingeducation)
Publication Discounts Build your library. CNU offers members discounted access to an array of books, papers, DVDs, and other media on the topic of New Urbanism. CNU members are also offered susbscription discounts by leading publications covering the built environment. You must be logged in to see the discount codes below, or email email@example.com for details.
USGBC Reference Guide to LEED-ND CNU Members can save up to $35 off the regular price for this reference guide to LEED-ND from our partner, USGBC.
John Wiley & Sons CNU members save 30% on online orders from our partner Wiley.com.
Next American City Offers CNU members a discounted $20 subscription rate (reg. $29).
Metropolis Offers CNU members a discounted $25.95 print subscription rate in the U.S. (reg. 32.95). Intl. and digital discounts also available.
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm Offers CNU members a discounted $30 subscription rate (reg. $50).
Journal of Urbanism Routledge offers CNU members a discounted $45 subscription rate (reg. $74).
Charter Awards Show your project to the world. CNU sponsors one of the most respected urban design awards programs internationally. The Charter Awards seek to recognize exemplary efforts to plan and build according to the Charter of the New Urbanism. Members receive reduced rates for entries. (www.cnu.org/awards)
CNU Reports CNU publishes occasional reports related to our events and initiatives to keep members informed about specific topics that are important to the new urbanist community.
Support Find help when you need it. CNU staff is available throughout the year to help you find people, information, and other resources in your quest to improve the quality of the built environment—just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charter Keep the principles of the New Urbanism close at hand with a copy of the Charter of the New Urbanism. The Charter outlines the movement’s core principles and is the touchstone for dialogue and debate among members. (www.cnu.org/charter)