The MiCNU is a chapter of The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), the leading organization for promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.
For nearly twenty years, CNU members have used the principles in CNU's Charter to promote the hallmarks of New Urbanism, including:
Established by co-founders Andres Duany, Peter Calthorpe, Elizabeth Moule, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Stefanos Polyzoides and Dan Solomon in 1992 and supported today by distinguished board members and other thought-leaders from the world of urban design, development, academia, citizen activism, and government policy, CNU works to deliver these hallmarks to communities across North America and overseas on multiple scales.
Whether it be in brownfields, emerging growth areas, established cities, or small town suburbs, New Urbanism reinforces the character of existing areas in making them walkable, sustainable, and vibrant, revitalizing and energizing communities to their true potential. The principles of New Urbanism are also central to making whole regions more livable, coherent and sustainable.
With a history of forming productive alliances, CNU has been at the forefront of efforts to reform how we design and build communities and their infrastructure.
CNU takes a proactive, multi-disciplinary approach to restoring our communities. Members are the life of the organization – they are the planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors and community activists who create and influence our built environment, transforming growth patterns from the inside out, and making it easier for people to live healthy lives. Whether it's bringing restorative plans to hurricane-battered communities in the Gulf Coast, turning dying malls into active mixed-use neighborhoods, or reconnecting isolated public housing projects to the surrounding fabric, new urbanists are providing leadership in community building.
CNU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
CNU Michigan is organized exclusively for educational purposes. Our mission is to:
MiCNU is a member only non-profit educational group and has nine (9) Board Members and three (3) Advisory Board Members. The state is divided into East, West and North regions. Membership is open to members of the Congress for the New Urbanism’s national
CNU Michigan (MiCNU) was first organized on July 14, 2008. On February 4, 2009, MiCNU was approved for exemption from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, making the organization qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. MiCNU is further classified as a public charity under the Code, section 509(a)(2).