CNU 17: Save the Date! June 10-14, 2009, in Denver

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CNU 17


Save the Date for CNU 17!

June 10-14, 2009, in Denver, Colorado

This year’s theme for CNU 17 is “Experiencing the New Urbanism: The Convenient Remedy.” Led by world-renowned experts in the field of New Urbanism, we’ll use Denver as our laboratory and explore in-depth why New Urbanism is the “convenient remedy” to some of today’s most pressing issues: rising carbon emissions, unpredictable fuel costs, and a projected 50-million-unit increase in demand for new residences by 2030, with demand growing fastest in walkable urban neighborhoods.

CNU’s multi-disciplinary approach to community building combines planning, architecture, development, transportation, green design, and government to deliver long-term value and success. CNU 17’s tracks and site tours will take you to the cutting edge of each of these areas and more. 

You’ll connect with new people, get your toughest planning questions answered, and take home specific strategies to apply these New Urban remedies.


New Scheduling in 2009

The Congress will be held from Wednesday through Sunday

If you’ve been to a Congress in years past, you know they’ve been held from Thursday through Sunday. This year, the scheduling is shifting to Wednesday through Sunday. Plan to come early and leave late so you can get the most out of the Congress and spend some time on your own exploring Denver and the Rocky Mountains!


New for CNU 17: “Experiences”

Explore Belmar, Highlands Garden Village, or Stapleton

Since CNU’s last Denver Congress in 1998, the city has seen an explosion of New Urbanist development. Returning to Denver creates the opportunity for examining just how well New Urbanist principles are performing in practice. 

New for CNU 17 are innovative “Experiences,” which will put three new urbanist communities under the microscope, allowing attendees to interact with residents, business owners, designers, and developers, while using the Charter Principles to critique these places and learn where they excel, where they fail, and why. 

Join fellow Congress attendees at Belmar, Highlands Garden Village, or Stapleton to experience New Urbanism first hand. These are ticketed events and space is limited, so sign up early!

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