The Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter (CNU-CTX) is dedicated to creating places people love in Central Texas.

We bring together experts, leaders, and citizens to guide our region toward creating more livable and prosperous communities.

Our work is guided by the Charter for the New Urbanism and our mission is to affect change through education and advocacy based on the Charter.  

Our chapter's region includes the Austin and San Antonio metroplexes and their surrounding counties.  

Upcoming Events

Café Urban

At Cafe Urbans, local urbanists meet up at happy hour to socialize, hear a talk and engage in dialogue about a timely issue related to urban design and planning. It’s a great place to connect. View all events ->

CityMatters 20x20

At CityMatters 20x20, we invite four speakers to deliver a rapid and dynamic presentation – 20 slides for 20 seconds each –
all related to a single theme. The audience is encouraged to comment and ask questions. View all events ->  

New Urbanism Film Festival

CNU-CTX hosts an annual screening of selected films from the New Urbanism Film Festival. It's a provocative evening of films about urban design, transportation, affordability and pressures brought by rapid change in cities and neighborhoods.  They're sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always thought provoking.  View all events ->

CNU-CTX Luncheon

The Annual Luncheon brings together hundreds of community leaders, from business, civic, and government organizations, together to hear a national-caliber thinker speak about a pressing issue of local importance.  View all events ->


The city is our favorite classroom and CNU-CTX Walks get us out of our cars and on the street to look at what is and is not working, and how we can build better places.  View all events -> 

Happy Hours

Our co-hosted Happy Hours connect chapter members with other organization and institutions working to make great places in Central Texas.  If your organization would like to co-host a Happy Hour with us, get in touch.  View all events ->

Design Review

Do you have a project that needs a CNU perspective? Allow us to convene a panel of experts to tackle your challenges in building a better place.  For more information and to apply for a review, please see our Design Review page.  

Membership Meetings

Membership meetings bring together the CNU-CTX Chapter to elect leadership, discuss chapter priorities and hear from a panel or speaker on a topic of interest to membership.
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