CNU December 2007 e-Update

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CNU December e-Update
Happy Holidays!

  1. Top Traditional Architecture Prize Goes to Duany and Plater-Zyberk
  2. Last Call for Academic Charter Awards Submissions, Professional Deadline Passed
  3. Green Council Clarifies New Urbanism's Essential Role in Planet's Future
  4. What's New @ CNU.org
  5. CNT and STPP Workshop: Transportation & Land Use for Walkable Communities, Jan. 30-31, 2008 in Orlando, Fla.
  6. Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award Call for Submissions
  7. Save the Date -- Third Australian New Urbanism Congress: Brisbane, February 6-9, 2008
  8. New Partners for Smart Growth, Feb. 7-9, 2008 in Washington, DC; Advocacy Day Feb. 6
  9. Upcoming Courses from the Form-Based Codes Institute
  10. Upcoming Seminars and Workshops from the Seaside Institute
  11. Save the Date: 2008 Training Opportunities from the National Charrette Institute

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1. Top Traditional Architecture Prize Goes to Duany and Plater-Zyberk

CNU Co-founders Awarded 2008 Richard H. Driehaus Prize

CNU co-founders Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk have been named the 2008 recipients of one of the most distinguished awards in the field of architecture, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Duany and Plater-Zyberk are founding principals of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. and longtime faculty at the University of Miami, where Plater-Zyberk is Dean of the School of Architecture.

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2. Last Call for Academic Charter Awards Submissions, Professional Deadline Passed

Urbanism's premier award recognizes design and development achievements that fufill the principles of the CNU Charter

Now in its eighth year, CNU’s Charter Awards program has honored more than 125 projects, a body of work chosen by a distinguished group of jurors for best exemplifying and advancing the Charter of the New Urbanism.

CNU continues that tradition in 2008, inviting submissions of work at all scales of the Charter for consideration.

The deadline for professional submissions is now passed. To accommodate academic schedules, academic entries may be mailed later, as long as they reach CNU’s offices by January 2.

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3. Green Council Clarifies New Urbanism's Essential Role in Planet's Future

About 125 CNU members and other international urbanists met in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C., on Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 at a Green Council designed to flesh out the many "convenient solutions" that New Urbanism and traditional building have "to the inconvenient truth of global warming" and other environmental challenges. CNU.org has a web page -- www.cnu.org/greencouncil2007 -- where you can view an archive of slide shows from the council. Presentations include Doug Farr on his newly released book and its call for New Urbanism incorporating green buildings and smart infrastructure, Jaime Correa on urban design algorithms and Noah's Ark as a metaphysical agenda for sustainability, Ellen Dunham-Jones and Doug Kelbaugh on what the schools can do, Hank Dittmar on challenges ahead, Harriet Tregoning on recent research that shows how compact urbanism slows global warming, and others.

Attendees endorsed in principle a set of sustainability canons created by CNU co-founders Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides and Prince's Foundation chief executive Hank Dittmar, which will now be edited by the authors. Expect to hear more about the canons, along with another idea endorsed by attendees: amending or supplementing the Charter of the New Urbanism to clarify New Urbanism's relationship to global sustainability.

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4. What's New @ CNU.org

Here's a sample of what's new at CNU.org:

Jobs/RFPs -- UIC Seeks Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
@ http://www.cnu.org/resources/jobs-rfps

Applications due January 5, 2008. Visit the CNU Jobs/RFPs board to view other opportunities or advertise your own for free.

CNU Salons -- As deadlines loom, the fight for Buffalo's waterfront escalates
@ http://www.cnu.org/node/1672
While the New York State Transportation Department prepares to award construction contracts for an improvement of Buffalo's Route 5 elevated expressway, national and local groups have come together to fight the plan.

CNU Salons -- The Bulldozer Wins
@ http://www.cnu.org/node/1683

Lee Myung Bak, the "Bulldozer", was elected as President of South Korea on Wednesday. While Mayor of Seoul, he removed the 6-lane expressway that covered the Cheonggyecheon River.

CNU Salons -- "Is Phoenix too far gone"
@ http://www.cnu.org/node/1688

If you haven't experienced CNU.org yet, it's time for you to see what you're missing. Please take a moment to log into our site and learn about the features it has to offer. Please read our Login Instructions to get started.

Visit http://www.cnu.org/features to learn more about the website.

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5. CNT and STPP Workshop: Transportation & Land Use for Walkable Communities, Jan. 30-31, 2008 in Orlando, Fla.

STPP and CNT are hosting a workshop to help participants identify and create an integrated land use and transportation vision for their community that includes mobility choices for everyone. The workshop is directed at advocates, local officials and planning professionals.

The workshop will feature leading transportation and development experts and local officials as speakers and panelists as well as a variety of interactive exercises and field trips designed to give participants a better understanding of the land use – transportation relationship and how you can get your community moving in the right direction.

Registration is open at www.cnt.org/events/tsp-workshop. Please contact davids@cnt.org for more information.

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6. Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award Call for Submissions

Winners to Be Announced at CNU XVI

The Board of Directors of the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) takes pleasure in announcing its second annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of Form-Based Codes. Form-Based Codes are defined as a method of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form. They create a predictable public realm primarily by controlling physical form and secondarily by land use. Entries should foster built results consistent with a master plan and/or advance the field of Form-Based Code writing. Submitted codes must have been adopted into law by a unit of local government.

Award winners will be announced April 5, 2008 at CNU XVI in Austin, Texas. Winners may be invited to participate in a discussion of their codes at this session of the Congress. Additionally, winning entries will be featured on the Form-Based Codes Institute website.

Submissions must be received by FBCI no later than Friday, February 1, 2008.

For more information, visit the Form-Based Codes Institute website.

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7. Save the Date -- Third Australian New Urbanism Congress: Brisbane, February 6-9, 2008

The Australian Council for New Urbanism (ACNU) is holding its third Congress in sub-tropical Brisbane, February 6-9, 2008. Keynote speakers will include Victor Dover and Shelley Poticha from the U.S. and Paul Murrain from the U.K., in addition to leading Australian new urbanist practitioners, including Evan Jones, Chip Kaufman, Wendy Morris, Peter Richards, and Clive Alcock. The Congress will showcase the current status of New Urbanism in Australia, and will debate some key challenges facing New Urbanism down under, including sustainable regional structuring, university integration and transit-planning, achieving viable neighborhood centers, and delivering mixed-use main-street-based town centers.

The program includes tours to projects in South East Queensland, covering both urban regeneration and new communities. The Congress will be held at the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, a new integrated university village, located near one of Brisbane's new showcase busways. This location provides a great opportunity for delegates to experience first-hand this innovative, Government-facilitated mixed use centre combining education, residential, retail, health, and business into a vibrant new precinct.

The three-day congress will be preceded by a three-day Master Class Design Workshop, focused on a challenging but strategic site in western Brisbane, led by Australian and overseas design experts; and by a Charrette Training Course, run by Bill Lennertz from NCI, in conjunction with Australian charrette experts.

Further information can be obtained from www.acnu.org. Information on Kelvin Grove Urban Village can be found at www.kguv.com.au.

ACNU especially welcomes attendees from beyond Australia, and suggests that a visit to Brisbane be combined with some time in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, armed with a copy of the book: Australian New Urbanism: A Guide to Projects, 2nd Ed 2006. (Details available at www.acnu.org.)

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8. New Partners for Smart Growth, Feb. 7-9, 2008 in Washington, D.C.;
Advocacy Day Feb. 6

The 7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference will be held February 7-9, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

Visit http://www.newpartners.org for detailed information on the conference program, tours of model projects, special workshops, invited speakers, and to register now. The registration deadline is January 25th, and the last day to make your room reservations at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is January 14th.

In connection with the New Partners Conference, an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is being organized on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

Join smart growth advocates from around the country on Capitol Hill! Advocacy Day is a great way to take full advantage of this year's conference location in our nation's capital. Advocates will visit with their representatives to talk about key smart growth issues facing the 110th Congress. It's your chance to support a smart growth agenda in Congress.

Participation couldn't be easier and it's free. Your congressional meetings will be conducted with other advocates from your state and district. All the scheduling details will be handled for you based on your registration. Plus, you'll receive free issue briefing and advance legislative advocacy training. We also provide all the materials you need to leave behind with your elected representatives.

Make your voice heard. Join your fellow smart growth advocates on Capitol Hill. Get more information and register to participate by January 25, 2008 at
http://www.newpartners.org/capitol_hill.html.

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9. Upcoming Courses from the Form-Based Codes Institute

Visit the Form-Based Codes Institute website for more information and a full list of events.

Form-Based Codes 301: Completing, Adopting and Administering the Code
Save the Date: January 25-26, 2008
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Participants must have completed FBC 101: Form-Based Codes - An Introductory Course to enroll.

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10. Upcoming Seminars and Workshops from the Seaside Institute

Visit the Seaside Institute website for more information and a full list of events. Current CNU members receive a 10% discount on workshop registrations with their membership card.

Great Houses for Great Neighborhoods
March 5-7, 2008
Seaside, Fla.

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11. Save the Date: Complete National Charrette Institute Training Schedule for 2008

Visit the National Charrette Institute (NCI) website for details on trainings. Current CNU members receive a 10% discount on NCI registration fees for public trainings held in Portland.

Celebration, FL · January 16-18
NCI Charrette Planner® certificate trainings
In conjunction with the University of Miami
Register

Brisbane, Australia · February 4-6
NCI Charrette Planner® certificate trainings
Prelude to the National Congress of the Australian Council for New Urbanism
More Information

Portland, OR · March 10-14
NCI Charrette Planner® certificate trainings
NCI Complete Charrette Manager™ certificate trainings
Register

Austin, TX · April 2
"Introduction to NCI Dynamic Planning" half-day module
In conjuction with CNU XVI
More Information and Register

Portland, OR · May 19-21
NCI Public Meeting Facilitator™ certificate trainings

Portland, OR · July 14-18
NCI Charrette Planner® certificate trainings
NCI Complete Charrette Manager™ certificate trainings

Portland, OR · September 10-12
NCI Public Meeting Facilitator™ certificate trainings

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