Each year the Congress for the New Urbanism announces its Charter Awards that best represent New Urbanism. Here are some of the winners for 2007.
The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town:
Long Beach Mississippi Concept Plan – Waterfront revitalization. Check out its humanistic-proportioned buildings reminiscent of Amsterdam – those are going to be in immense demand.
Neighborhood, District, and Corridor:
Innovista Master Plan, Columbia, South Carolina – A true live/work/learn community intrinsically tied to the University of South Carolina – what a research park should be – profiled previously here.
Harbor Town, Memphis, TN (pictured) – A 20-year old neighborhood modeled off the walkable neighborhoods of the 1920s, it has finally matured to the point of having a more active town center.
Block, Street, and Building:
Chatham Square, Alexandria, Virgina – A textbook example of replacing neglected public housing with an elegant mixed-income neighborhood, with every one of the 100 existing public housing units exchanged in-kind either on site or elsewhere in the city.
The Ellington, Washington DC – One of the first urban mixed-use developments in the neighborhood that sparked investment and new housing throughout the area, just a few blocks from CoolTown Studios at the Affinity Lab.