Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Big News in New Urbanist Circles: Lynn Richards to lead CNU (Blog Post No. 2014-3)
You can find the press release here: Lynn Richards named new president of CNU. She replaces former Milwaukee mayor John Norquist, who held the reins for a decade. As the press release indicates (and as this blog has shown), the tide is really turning broadly in favor of the kind of walkable, mixed-use development that CNU has promoted for over 20 years. I don't know Ms. Richards myself, but judging by the enthusiasm of CNU board members with whom I spoke about the decision recently (each of whom steadfastly refused to divulge the identity of the new president until it was finally made public today), I think we're going to be well-led at this critical moment.