Judson students found and lead CNU Illinois student chapter

Ben Glunz [JU M.Arch.’12], when a student member to the CNU-Illinois Board, conducted exploratory meetings for the first Illinois Students for the New Urbanism of the Congress for the New Urbanism-Illinois chapter.

In the most recent academic year, Judson’s student government and the university approved the SNU as a student organization.  SNU-IL elections brought a slate of Judson students as officers of the student group.  Justin Palmer continued student representation to the CNU-IL.

At an early meeting, Christopher C. Miller, professor at Judson University, presented “It’s Your World: Fix It!,” a challenge to make a difference in the world’s rapid urbanization.  Significant to the formation of the chapter was John Norquist, CNU President and CEO, making the long, rush-hour trip to Elgin, a so-called Far West Suburb, to make a presentation to Judson students.  This was also attended by local planning officials who have been supportive of Judson’s architecture program.

Students for the New Urbanism – Illinois Chapter

Students for the New Urbanism is a student organization registered with educational institutions to promote awareness of New Urbanism and issues related to the built environment

​Sub Charters

Judson University

University of Illinois – Chicago​

DePaul University​

SNU-IL Officers​

Justin Palmer [Judson University] – Chairman & Student Rep. to CNU – IL

Joshua Nieves [Judson University] – Vice Chairman

​Eric Blowers [Judson University] – Secretary

Sarah Dede [Judson University] – Treasurer

via CNU Illinois | STUDENTS.


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