Become a Member

As a CNU member, you join - and play a crucial role in advancing - a movement of leaders, designers, and builders of places people love. Through CNU’s publications, website, and meetings, including the annual Congress, you’ll gain the news, training, and resources you need to achieve your goals and advance your career. You’ll have opportunities to learn, connect, engage, network, advocate and innovate with others who are developing a new vision for our built environment.

Your membership dues support critical programming such as the Legacy Projects, Charter Awards, and Project for Code Reform, as well as publications like the 25 Great Ideas of New Urbanism and Freeways Without Futures, plus our signature journal, Public Square, and our hub for great suburban design, Build a Better Burb. CNU member dues include membership in your local chapter, if one has been established in your area.

In addition to core programs, the Legacy Projects are a particularly important aspect of what CNU member dues support. Since 2015, CNU has worked in 15 underserved communities, providing direct design assistance to neighborhoods and commercial corridors that would otherwise have been unable to bring in such expertise. We have a 91% implementation rate to date.

  • Urbanist

    $195.00 /year
    • Member Directory
    • Monthly Newsletter
    • Chapter Membership
    • Free Job Postings
    • CNU-A Eligibility
    • Congress Discount
    • Partner Discounts
  • Discount Urbanist

    $125.00 /year
    Available to Nonprofit Professionals and Government
  • Advocate

    $40.00 /year
    • Member Directory
    • Monthly Newsletter
    • Chapter Membership
    • 50% Off Job Postings
  • Student

    • Member Directory
    • Monthly Newsletter
    • Chapter Membership
    • CNU-A Eligibility
  • Lifetime

    $3,500.00 /year
    Offers a lifetime of Urbanist membership benefits
  • Group Membership