CNU Orlando

The Orlando regional group of the CNU Florida Chapter is composed of planners, architects, developers, and CNU Orlando Logoother interested members of the Congress for the New Urbanism in the Orlando area. It is dedicated to promoting professional development, New Urbanism related educational opportunities in Orlando, and New Urbanism policies by offering peer design review services for comments or suggestions.

The group is organized informally and meets monthly to discuss projects and issues relevant to New Urbanism. Meetings are held monthly. Check the Orlando group page for the next meeting information.

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Email: cnuorlando (at)
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Twitter: @cnuorlando

Your Orlando Region Leaders

CNU Florida Regional Representative/CNU Orlando Regional Director:
Eliza Harris, Canin Associates

CNU Orlando Advisory Committee:

• Bruce Stephenson, Rollins College
• Billy Hattaway, City of Orlando
• Carmen Rasnick, VelocityRED
• Geoffrey Mouen, Geoffrey Mouen Architects
• Jim Ward, Orange County
• Richard Geller, Fishback Dominick

Last updated October 2017.


Editorial by CNU Member Bruce Stephenson
Appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, March 24, 2005

Recent meetings:

June’s meeting will was held on June 14th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Urban Think. Our guest speaker was Jim Pelloni, the developer of the Mills-Nebraska project.

March 15th 5:30-7:00 pm at Urban Think.
It’s “Brag Board Night!” Bring a board (or two) that shows a project that you are working on – a sort of “show and tell” to get to know our members better and promote what it is that you do. Everyone will have 2-5 minutes to give us the low down on your project. If you don’t want to “show and tell,” just bring a listening ear. Hope to see you all there!

February 15, 2005

Meeting Minutes Minutes 021505 (Word Document)

The primary focus of the meeting was review of the CNU Orlando mission statement and the project idea list. A draft is attached CNU Orlando Missions 2005 (Word Document). Several great project ideas were discussed. Either one or two projects need to be chosen to focus on, or committees need to be formed to address each project. Please review the project list and email me back if you are interested in getting involved in one of the projects. Indicate which project you are most interested in.

September 2004 – Read meeting minutes

March 2004 – John Van Fossen presented this month’s virtual field trip to Harbortown in Memphis, Tennessee. We discussed taking an ‘actual’ field trip to Avalon Park, east of Orlando, in the near future.

February 2004 – Group meetings moved to their new venue, the Urban Think bookstore in Thornton Park. The first of the virtual field trip series was a presentation of I-On, Newpoint, and Habersham in South Carolina by Jodi Rutmann and Christi Elflein.

January 2004 -The members present at the meeting discussed CNU Orlando’s three main goals and reinstating ‘virtual field trips’ (via member presentation) to projects throughout Florida and the US.