Leadership Change at the Congress for the New Urbanism

The Congress for the New Urbanism will begin the search for a new CEO after Lynn Richards announces plans to depart.

Read Time: 1 minute

January 12, 2021, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Laurie Volk reports that Lynn Richards will move on after seven years as the CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).

"In the seven short years she has been CEO, Lynn has accomplished so much on behalf of the organization. Lynn’s outstanding leadership was instrumental in the development of our new Strategic Plan, as well as the detailed operations plan that will ensure that the Strategic Plan will be implemented," writes Volk.

Volk provides a longer list of Richards's accomplishments and promises that CNU will post the job opening by the end of the month in the hopes of announcing a new hire in time for the CNU 29: Design for Change event in May.

Monday, January 11, 2021 in CNU Public Square

Chicago Commute

The Right to Mobility

As we consider how to decarbonize transportation, preserving mobility, especially for lower- and middle-income people, must be a priority.

January 26, 2023 - Angie Schmitt

Aerial view of dense single-family homes in neighborhood still under construction

How Virginia Counties Use Zoning to Stifle Development

Some state legislators are proposing action at the state level as counties block development using zoning and development requirements even as housing prices rise sharply in the region.

January 23, 2023 - The Virginia Mercury

New York City Coronavirus

The Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Remake Downtown

Urban cores around the country were transforming into live, work, and play destinations before the pandemic. The pandemic was a setback for this transformation, but it could also be a rare opportunity. It’s up to city leadership to seize it.

January 23, 2023 - The Washington Post

Rendering of red seven-story student housing building with students walking in open grassy plaza in front of building

L.A. Times Editorial Board Calls for CEQA Reform

The Board argues that the environmental law, while important, has too often been ‘weaponized’ by NIMBY groups to delay or halt housing development.

January 31 - Los Angeles Times

Seattle buses in line at a depot with Seattle skyline in background

Seattle Brings Free Transit to Public Housing

Linking transit programs to housing can lower administrative costs and streamline the process for riders.

January 31 - Route Fifty

Broad street in downtown Columbus, Ohio with two pedestrians in crosswalk

Columbus Could Lower Downtown Speed Limits

The city council will vote on a proposal to lower speed limits to 25 miles per hour to improve safety and make downtown more walkable and welcoming to pedestrians.

January 31 - The Columbus Dispatch