Each year, CNU’s Legacy Charrettes work in our Congress host region to empower local leaders, advocates, and residents to implement New Urbanist principles and build places where people and businesses can thrive and prosper. Each Legacy Project culminates in a three-day workshop on site to explore opportunities, identify crucial roadblocks, engage local residents in visioning, and generate top-of-the-line design and placemaking strategies and deliverables.

Once host communities determine their own needs and areas of focus, CNU’s expert designers—national leaders in architecture, planning, placemaking, and revitalization—partner with local teams to prepare the scope of work, host the on-site workshop, and create the final design deliverables. Those final documents are visual, engaging, strategic, and meant to be implemented immediately.

In April 2016, as part of CNU 24: The Transforming City (June 8-11 in Detroit, MI), CNU brought its Congress Legacy Program to four Detroit-area communities: Hazel Park;  Vernor Crossing; Grandmont Rosedale; and Pontiac. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/9WdKRyshGh4

The 24th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit brings together over 1,500 individuals from North America and around the world for four days of education, collaboration, discussion, and debate on the policies, designs, and emerging approaches that create great places. Learn more: https://www.cnu.org/cnu24