As CNU opens its 17th annual congress, the costs of sprawl can no longer be
concealed as they often were during the eras of predictably cheap oil and easy
credit. A set of immense challenges in the economy, energy sector, and the
environment all point to urbanism as a needed solution. Denver Mayor – and
renowned entrepreneur – John Hickenlooper will open this session welcoming
attendees to Denver. Board Chair Ray Gindroz will discuss how CNU, through its
member-powered initiatives, events, chapters, and budding accreditation
program is advancing these urbanist solutions at a time when the world
desperately needs them. Board Vice Chair Victor Dover will reveal how New
Urbanism’s potential as an environmental remedy will be realized through
greater understanding of its powerful benefits, many of them unrelated to the
environment—convenience, return on investment, energy efficiency, long-term
value, quality time with family and friends and strengthened bonds of community.
Mayor Patrick McCrory will offer views on how implementing New Urbanism
offers cost savings strategies in Charlotte, NC. CNU will award leading New
Urbanist Grady Clay, who predicted the New Urbanism movement fifty years ago,
with an Athena Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
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