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FOR MORE MEDIA INFORMATION: Tiffany Bell Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org 334.270.6623 HAMPSTEAD RECOGNIZED IN 2011 CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM CHARTER AWARDS AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE HELD JUNE 2ND AT CNU 19 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – March 10, 2011 – Hampstead, a 416-acre development from the Montgomery- based City Loft Corporation, has been recognized as an award recipient for the 2011 Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Awards. The 11th annual CNU Charter Awards recognize excellence in urbanism with the best projects in sustainable design and implementation throughout the world. From a crowded field of more than 100 entries from around the world, the jury has recognized 16 professional projects and two academic submissions that represent a commitment to urbanism as a vehicle for civic-oriented growth. Accompanied by a $5,000 honor, the grand prize for professional projects has been awarded to South Coast Rail Economic Development & Land Use Corridor Plan submitted by Goody Clancy. All of the recognized projects will be feted June 2nd at the 19th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Madison, Wisconsin. Nearly every project selected for honors showcases a sensitivity to the economics of the times. Many of the award-winning projects highlight an unprecedented level of coordination between all levels of community stakeholders, acknowledging the complexity of the issues a majority of our localities currently face. By remaining dedicated to proven development principles in building quality, mixed-use neighborhoods, and advancing reforms in codes and other city policies, the Charter Awards recipients show how New Urbanists are meeting today's challenges by emphasizing quality of life, safety and sustainability in our communities. "The strongest projects this year were very sophisticated about design, policy and sustainability, yet very modest and pragmatic in their solutions," says this year's Jury Chair Elizabeth Moule, co-founder of CNU and principal of Moule Polyzoides in Pasadena, California. "With the current state of the economy and the need to embrace the frugality of sustainability, projects that use limited resources towards ambitious goals will most relevant to solving the problems of today and tomorrow. And as always, we continue to encourage the marriage between high design, careful craft and critical policy objectives." The winning projects are a testament to the adaptability of New Urbanist fundamentals to an extraordinary range of contexts and concerns. The June 2nd ceremony at the 19th annual Congress for the New Urbanism represents the best of these principles moving forward. Project descriptions and images of this work can be found at cnu.org/awards. For more information on the internationally recognized Hampstead project, visit www.hampsteadliving.com. ### About Hampstead: Hampstead is a traditional neighborhood development located in Montgomery, Ala. and designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company, founder of the New Urbanism. Anchored by a mixed-use Town Center, the sustainable, pedestrian-oriented community is alive with parks, restaurants and cafes, retail shops, an all-natural farm, community pool, salon, spa and other distinctive amenities – all within walking distance. For more information, visit www.hampsteadliving.com or follow Hampstead on Facebook and Twitter (@HampsteadLiving).
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