17 Projects Win New Urbanism Awards

Congress for the New Urbanism honors 17 diverse projects in affordable housing, transit-oriented development, high-density infill plans, wilderness preservation, and freeway-taming strategies, with the 2006 Charter Awards.

"After reviewing more than 160 submission for how well they embody and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, a jury of accomplished urbanists has selected 17 projects for New Urbanism’s highest honor, recognition as Charter Award winners.

The 17 projects are diverse both in location and type â€"- hailing from three continents and taking forms such as affordable housing, transit-oriented development, high-density infill plans, wilderness preservation, freeway-taming strategies, and new town development. In architectural expression, they range from Carolina low-country vernacular to contextual modernism. Yet despite these differences, the projects share a common commitment to first-rate placemaking and the community-strengthening principles of the Charter."

Thanks to Steve Filmanowicz

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