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Our Goals

The Syracuse Urbanism Club strives to build access to human-centered, walkable, vibrant communities and spaces for all. Our goal is to enhance the urbanism of Syracuse through physical installations and programming in public space, as well as advocacy on policy and design.

Welcoming Statement

Welcome to the Syracuse Urbanism Club. We are open to all, regardless of level of experience or knowledge. We aim to be inclusive and democratic. All who sign up on our website, show up to our meetings, or both, are automatically considered to be members. We encourage new members to speak up and share ideas. If you have something you’d like to share that doesn’t quite fit a meeting agenda, we’ll have an opportunity for you to talk about it at the end of the meeting.


The Syracuse Urbanism Club is the Syracuse, NY subchapter for the Congress for the New Urbanism.

We’re a part of CNU New York.

The Board

From left to right in the image above:

Jaynelle Nixon – Vice Chair

Baxter Hankin – Chair

Tori Shaw – Policy Director & Secretary

Michael John Heagerty – Implementation Director

Kevin Race (Not yet pictured) – Media Director

Open Board Positions – Treasurer & Membership Director

Our Members & Meetings

The Syracuse Urbanism Club has over 90 members and is open to all. To become a member, simply fill out the form on the “Join” page of our website or attend one of our meetings! Anyone of any level of expertise or commitment is welcome! We try to be as inclusive and democratic as possible in our meetings, our work, and beyond. Join us at Syracuse’s McCarthy Mercantile on the last Tuesday of every month at 6pm.

Access our meeting notes here.