As reported in Better Cities & Towns the Congress for the New Urbanism has named Cornish’s Buff Chace as one of their first class of Fellows:
CNU named its inaugural class of Fellows—long-time members who have made significant contributions to the movement. The Fellows are among the first rank of new urban professionals—including architects, planners, urban designers, writers, public officials, and developers who have made an impact across the US and the world.
CNU says about Buff:
A pioneer in suburban retrofit and major developer in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, Chace built Mashpee Commons in Massachusetts. Chace owned a shopping plaza in Mashpee that he converted into an town center—New Urbanism’s first suburban retrofit—that now serves as the town’s commercial and social hub.