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CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM

AKA CNU

Chicago, IL

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CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM

Also Known As:
CNU
Physical Address:
Chicago, IL 60603 
EIN:
65-0483737
Web URL:
www.cnu.org
Leadership:
John Norquist
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2011
Revenue
Total Revenue $1,430,385
Expenses
Total Expenses $1,375,150

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Basic Organization Information

CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM

Also Known As:
CNU
Physical Address:
Chicago, IL 60603 
EIN:
65-0483737
Web URL:
www.cnu.org 
NTEE Category:
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A99 Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. 
Ruling Year:
1994 

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Mission Statement

The Congress for the New Urbanism is a movement in America aimed at re-establishing compact, walkable neighborhoods in well-planned cities and towns; revitalizing urban centers, reconfiguring sprawling suburbs; conserving regional environmental assets; and preserving our built legacy.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June, 2012)

John Norquist

Term:

Since Jan 2004

Profile:

John Norquist's work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative to sprawl and antidote to sprawl's social and environmental problems draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participant in national discussions on urban design and school reform. John was the Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004. Under his leadership, Milwaukee experienced a decline in poverty, saw a boom in new downtown housing, and became a leading center of education and welfare reform. He has overseen a revision of the city's zoning code and reoriented development around walkable streets and public amenities such as the city's 3.1-mile Riverwalk. He has drawn widespread recognition for championing the removal of a .8 mile stretch of elevated freeway, clearing the way for an anticipated $250 million in infill development in the heart of Milwaukee. A leader in national discussions of urban design and educational issues, Norquist is the author of The Wealth of Cities, and has taught courses in urban policy and urban planning at the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and at Marquette University. Norquist served in the Army Reserves from 1971 to 1977, earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He represented Milwaukee's south and west sides in the Wisconsin Legislature. He chaired the National League of Cities Task Force on Federal Policy and Family Poverty and served on the Amtrak Reform Council.



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Program: Transportation Networks

Budget:
$17,000
Category:
Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

CNU has long recognized transportation as a key determinant of quality of urban form and community life. Transportation networks not only accommodate a region's access and mobility needs but also helps determine the location, type and form of land development. CNU seeks to create sustainable transportation networks that are planned in coordination with community planning and work to reduce household costs, traffic injuries and greenhouse gas emissions. This CNU initiative aims to define and detail the characteristics of urban transportation networks across all scales to advance the creation of sustainable neighborhoods, cities, towns and regions.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Under the Connected Networks Proposal, CNU calls for connected transportation networks to be eligible for federal and state funding. First presented during the discussion over the economic stimulus package, the proposal gained attention from key legislators, including those involved with the bi-partisan legislation known as CLEAN TEA. At the urging of CNU and its members, CLEAN TEA's co-sponsors added language to the bill promoting investments in new infrastructure that enhances network connectivity and performance. CLEAN TEA is meant to plug into the future federal climate bill.

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Program Success Examples:

Publication of network principals

Program: Emergency Response and Street Design

Budget:
$6,000
Category:
Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

In recent years, new urbanists and firefighters have discovered both common interests and shared challenges in neighborhood street design. The Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative, a collaboration between the Congress for the New Urbanism, fire marshals from across the United States, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth program(http://www.epa.gov/livability/) , found solid common ground for ongoing efforts to reconcile narrower streets and good emergency access: Street connectivity — specifically well-connected networks of traditional street grids — is essential to good urbanism, shortens emergency response times, and improves overall community life safety. From that foundation, we are cooperatively working to change the International Fire Code with proposed amendments(http://www.cnu.org/node/2896) empowering local fire code officials to be flexible on street designs. Underlying this initiative are a few basic facts: Wider streets lead to higher traffic speeds and greater chances for fatal collisions, as shown by CNU member Peter Swift's study, Residential Street Typology and Injury Accident Frequency(http://www.newurbanengineering.com/) . Depending on their context, they damage, if not destroy outright, any sense of an inviting, walkable place. As communities sprawl outward and homes are built further and further from firehouses, firefighters and other emergency responders find it increasingly costly and difficult to maintain acceptable emergency response times. Those times suffer, and response distances increase when street networks are designed as poorly connected mazes of cul-de-sacs. To meet these challenges, new urbanists and firefighters are finding that building compact neighborhoods with highly connected street networks can provide a solution that keeps homes close to fire stations and out of high-hazard areas.

Program Long-Term Success:

2009- Proposed changes to the International Fire Code empowering local fire code officials to be flexible on street designs. 2010- While the ICC's Final Action Hearings, held May 14-23, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, saw members reject both CNU code proposals, opponents did allow that the current fire code has the inherent flexibility to allow narrower streets in some circumstances.   The initiative team has also added a new chapter on emergency response to the CNU/Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) new Proposed Recommended Practice, Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities(http://www.cnu.org/streets) , which advances the successful use of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) in the planning and design of major urban thoroughfares for walkable communities.

Program Short-Term Success:

Publication of the Emergency Response and Street Design Initiative Report.

Program Success Monitored by:

Environmental Protection Agency (funder)

Program Success Examples:

Proposed changes to IFC Formed collaborative relationships with firefighters and various emergency response representatives across the USA

Program: Highways to Boulevards

Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

America's twentieth century highway building era included elevated freeways which cut huge swaths across our cities, decimating neighborhoods and reducing quality of life for city residents. This massive concrete infrastructure had devastating effects on urban economies. It blighted adjacent property and pushed access to basic amenities further out. With the Federal and State Departments of Transportation confronting shrinking budgets and cities looking for ways to increase their revenues, it is an ideal time to offer less expensive, urban alternatives to the reconstruction of urban expressways. New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Seoul, South Korea have confronted this problem by replacing elevated highways with boulevards, saving billions of dollars and increasing real estate values on adjacent land. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) believe that teardowns offer an attractive option for cities struggling with aging highway infrastructure. The strategies are proving themselves in adding value and restoring urban neighborhoods decimated by highway construction.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

Publication of report showing New Orlean's Claiborne St could support traffic needs if highway was removed. Teardown of Park East Freeway in Milwaukee, WI

Program: Urban Thoroughfares Manual

Budget:
$19,000
Category:
Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Leading engineers, elected officials, planners, and others are now using a new resource created by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) for local communities. Released in 2010, the recommended practice guide, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, advances the successful use of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) in the planning and design of major urban thoroughfares for walkable communities. It provides guidance and demonstrates how context-sensitive design principles and techniques may be applied where community objectives support new urbanism and smart growth: walkable, connected neighborhoods, mixed land uses, and easy access for pedestrians and bicyclists. The manual is a partnership between the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and CNU. Under contract to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the two organizations have created a context sensitive design guide dedicated exclusively to major thoroughfares in cities and towns.   Since the manual's release, CNU and ITE have continued to collaborate on educational and outreach efforts across the country. The manual was used as a guide in 2010 when CNU was contracted out by the City of Elgin to assist in the development of a streets plan for the town.

Program Long-Term Success:

Publication of the manual in 2010 was the result of a multi-year partnership between the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Institute for Transportation Engineers.

Program Short-Term Success:

After publication release, CNU was hired by the City of Elgin, IL to assist in the creation of their street design plan.

Program Success Monitored by:

Institute for Transportation Engineers grant through the Federal Highways Administration. City of Elgin though city funding.

Program Success Examples:

Publication of the Manual Manual implementation in the City of Elgin, IL

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