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
University of Illinois – Chicago
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