Upcoming Events:

Spring Networking Event, June 2 | 5-7pm, Emerson School Building (1420 N Ogden Street, Denver, CO 80218)

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Past Events:

Sketch Crawl, April 30 | 10am, Begin at Pel-Ona Architects & Urbanists, 4696 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

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Saturday, October 16 | 4:30 pm, Begin at El Camino

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Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm, Online
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Thursday November 12, 2020 | 11:00am – 1:00pm, Online
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Monday, October 12 | 11:59pm Online
Award Submissions are Due following the Award Guidelines

Thursday, October 8 | 5:15pm Online

May 28, 2020 10:00 AM MST

June 10 – 13, 2020

Wednesday, December 11

CNU Holiday Party

October 25, 2019

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The conference includes panels and workshops, roundtables and plenary sessions addressing topics including the following:

  • Zoning innovations – balancing affordability and neighborhood character.
  • ​Creating opportunity for locally-owned businesses.
  • Community engagement, regional agreements and affordable housing – the Boulder County experience.
  • Rights for manufactured housing residents – implementing the 2019 mobile home park act.
  • Strategies to keep artists in the neighborhood.
  • Designing green spaces in compact cities.
  • Trends of growth and neighborhood dislocation in Colorado cities.
  • Strategies for development without displacement.
  • The potential for rent control.
  • Housing innovations for disabled populations.
  • Planning for immigrants and refugees.

The event is sponsored by CU Boulder’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center (CEDaR), the Colorado Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI) and CU Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design (ENVD).

July 17, 2019

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Denver’s host real estate market is creating opportunities and challenges and questions abound around affordable housing, community development, and how to maintain a place for all while costs steadily rise. Denver’s Mariposa redevelopment project aimed higher than the average 15% retention that redevelopment usually can muster, and their success is in the numbers with over 50% retention for this innovative approach to redevelopment and transit. The Congress for the New Urbanism and Downtown Colorado, Inc. are excited to showcase Denver Housing Authority’s Mariposa, which includes affordable and market rate housing in a transit oriented development setting. 

Register Today!


Transforming Sprawl into Towns

Challenges and opportunities for completeness and self-sufficiency

5:30pm, Dec. 19, 2018

CU Denver CAP Building (1250 14th St.), Room 470

The Congress for the New Urbanism Colorado (CNU-CO) is pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion about creating places through sound approaches to urban planning.

On our panel, we have two developers and two community planners that all bring extensive experience to share with us. Developers Kiki Wallace and Jed W. Selby will share their respective experiences developing the Prospect New Town in Longmont and the South Main Neighborhood in Buena Vista. On the community development side, we have Brad Power with Englewood and Tony Chacon with Longmont. They will share the challenges and successes they have found when trying to bring together community support and investments in underutilized parts of the communities they have served.

The panel will start with presentations from our panelists, where they will expound upon the experiences they have had in building meaningful developments and catalyzing new places in their communities. Then we will shift into a discussion among the panelists about the current state of development in terms of retail and community services and the challenges in creating genuine places in new developments.

This event is free and open to the public, light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Community Building Colorado-Style Conference

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 Boulder, CO (Schedule and location TBD)

Join us for the second annual Community Building Colorado-Style conference to discuss sustainability, innovation, creative industries, housing, green infrastructure and more. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Congress for the New Urbanism, CU Boulder’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center and Downtown Colorado Inc.


Call for proposals April 15 to June 15, 2018

To register and for more info:

21687814_10155079874871976_2245066124623169977_nCNU CO @ DCI’s In the Game

CNU CO will collaborate with DCI at their 2018 Annual Conference in Boulder, CO.

Join us on 4/13 for our CNU CO Charter Awards Discussion + Ceremony. More details to come!

DCI’s 2018 Vibrant Downtown Event IN THE GAME will be held  on April 10-13 in Boulder, CO. IN THE GAME is a three day interactive educational experience. We focus on harnessing national, state, and local resources to expand the way our downtown champions think and provide real problem solving opportunities.

Learn more and register here

Alchemy Tour with ULI

Past, Present, + Future for a food-centric, community-inspired marketplace.

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June 4-7 2014,
Buffalo NY

Join us for the 22nd Congress for the New Urbanism in Buffalo


Friday, April 25, 2014
North Denver Metro Citizen’s Transportation Summit
Presentation and Discussion about a Boulevard Alternative for I-70 East


Art of Street Design

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Boulder Community Event
Presentation and Community Discussion

Wheatridge's Main Street Walking Tour and Discussion

Thursday, February 27, 2014
A Transformation in Progress


Friday, October 25, 2013
New Urbanism Maturing


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Streets are for People


Wednesday, February 27, 2013
CNU in the City



Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22
Better Block Pikes Peak


Thursday, September 6, 2012
Stapleton’s Past and Future
A lecture and discussion


Friday, September 14, 2012
Let’s Get Tactical!
An evening with a whole lotta tactical urbanists


Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tactical Urbanists Meet Up!
An after work happy hour


Thursday, May 10, 2012
 CNU 20 West Palm Beach Meet Up
An after session happy hour


Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Riverfront Park Urban Meet Up
An after work happy hour


Monday, April 9, 2012
The Urbanism Dividend with Steve Mouzon
A lunch and lecture


Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A Great (Divide) Urban Meet Up
An after work happy hour



Smart Growth in Small Town and Rural Communities


Historic Downtown Golden:  New Urbanism the Old Fashioned Way

Urbanism and Cohousing Panel

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