Southlands Wins CNU Charter Award
Southlands has won a Charter Award of The Congress for the New Urbanism, for its ‘Agricultural Urbanism’ planning concepts. Among 90 entrants in all categories, there were 8 awards granted. Southlands was granted one of three awards in the category “The Region: Metropolis, City and Town”.
Each year, CNU's Charter Awards recognize projects across the world that best embody and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism. As selected by a jury of leading urbanists, honorees set the gold standard for urban design and development and serve as powerful examples for future development.
The Charter Awards program is unique in its emphasis on the entirety of the built and natural environment -- from the function and sustainability of regions to the fine-grain architectural details that strengthen people's ties to a place over time. The Charter Awards look at how plans and projects integrate with their contexts and, consequently, how they improve both the human experience of place and the relationship between the built and natural environments.
Submitted by Duany Plater-Zyberk, architects of the planning concepts used in the working development plan, Southlands has captured the attention and accolades of many professionals throughout North America.
For Century Group and all of the Southlands Community Planning Team, it validates the hard work that everyone put into this project. The team came up with a set of principles in the Design Brief that led to a plan that is now recognized for its forward thinking and innovation by the CNU Charter Awards jury.