CNU 17: Continuing Education Credits Make CNU 17 a Must, Plus New Carol Coletta Video

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CNU 17




ReMEMBER: Register by This Friday may 8th for early Registration savings


Continuing education credits make CNU 17 a must

AICP CM credits for 102 sessions now approved; More AIA credit approvals underway

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, it does. More sessions at this year’s Congress for the New Urbanism are receiving AIA and AICP accreditation than ever before, providing attendees with additional opportunities to pursue two of the most coveted certifications for architects and planners. Late last week, APA notified CNU that 102 CNU 17 sessions or tours are now approved for AICP CM credits. AIA has approved 27 sessions and that number is growing daily.

View the current list of approved sessions. Additional AIA credits are being approved daily. Session descriptions will soon be updated to reflect the latest approvals. “Fireworks” will be flying at this year’s Congress, and according to architect, planner and CNU board member Doug Farr, you won’t want to miss out. “CNU is unique among conferences. What you get by coming to CNU is the big picture of how the little pieces come together to make great places—and it’s the longer-term thinking and it’s the bigger, more strategic thinking.”

Taking place June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado, the 17th Congress for the New Urbanism is built to help you benefit from all the new urbanist advantages — learn how to make communities more walkable, more energy efficient, more enduring, and more livable just as demographic and cultural changes swing demand in our direction. Don’t miss the early bird advantage! Register now.



CNU 17 Video preview: Reap Urbanism's big dividends

UrBan strategies and vibrant walkable cities have a major economic payoff, says CNU Plenary speaker Carol Coletta in this new CNU 17 video

Many of the biggest issues of the day — climate change , obesity, economic recovery and broadened opportunity — run "right through successful cities," says Carol Coletta, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities and a CNU 17 plenary speaker. And it's a good thing they do, since vibrant walkable cities offer such potent solutions to these challenges.

In this CNU 17 video, Coletta shares highlights from cutting-edge research commissioned by CEOs for Cities. It shows that real estate prices have been more stable near strong vibrant urban cores. And that minor 1-mile-per-day reductions in per capita driving in the top -50 metropolitan areas will yield a $29 billion payoff — a continuing stimulus that's invested locally year after year. And preliminary results suggest a higher Walkscore translates into higher property values. "If that's the case... it will be a great case for the principles that are at the core of CNU, says Coletta who will appear in a Friday morning plenary session with CNU co-founder Peter Calthorpe. And since urbanists have to make their case stronger than ever in today's challeging operating environment, she'll join a breakout session Friday on "selling the urban advantage" with advocacy communications experts Robin Rather and Anthony Flint


Sunday, Sunday: Andres Duany guides a tour of "America's Coolest Neighborhood" and CNU Takes in Rockies game at Coors Field

A great Congress wraps up with an up-close-and-personal tour of an acclaimed new town and a ball game — which could be on us, if you act fast

CNU tours are known for expert hosts sharing insider knowledge and insights on the most exciting examples of urbanism around the host region. This year is no exception, with three in-depth "experiences" (more on them in the next message) and 21 great tours on Wenesday through Saturday — plus a Sunday tour that may top them all. This one matches the innovative new town of Prospect, which Dwell Magazine dubbed "America's Coolest Neighborhood" in 2002, with the pioneering urban designer, CNU-co-founder Andrés Duany, who oversaw its urban design and its embrace of traditional and modern architectural traditions. Even better, “Renegade Developer” Kiki Wallace (as Dwell called him), and town designer Mark Sofield will join to share lessons about how New Urbanism can allow a neighborhood to grow and evolve without loosing its original vision. Walk the community and gain insights from the site planner and developer about planning and designing lasting neighborhoods. Learn more.

And get your game on: Stay at the heart of the Congress action and unwind with CNU on Sunday at Coors Field... Act fast

After a productive Congress — and a Saturday night party with salons on wonderful Larimer Street — new urbanists will unwind on Sunday with a picnic buffet and Rockies game at downtown Coors Field. To join us, just be among the first 60 to register for the Congress (4-days or full package), reserve a stay through Saturday at the Sheraton Denver — this year's Congress headquarters — and write us to claim your ticket.

It's as easy as a trip around the bases after a home-run shot:

First base: Register by May 8 for at least 4 days of CNU 17, the world's leading urbanism conference.
Second base: Reserve your stay through Saturday night at the Sheraton Denver, at the heart of all the CNU 17 action.
Third base: Be among the first 60 to e-mail with your CNU 17 confirmation number and Sheraton reservation confirmation number.
Home plate: We'll have a picnic and baseball ticket waiting for you in Denver (pending quick verification of your stay).

With a stay at the Sheraton, four indispensable days at the Congress, and the Sunday game, you'll be a triple winner.

Save NOW with early-registration rates

Registration for CNU 17 will never be lower than it is between now and May 8th, when the early registration period ends. If you're an individual professional member, registering now will save you $80. For the full package (including party and three ticketed events including 202s, tours, and Experiences), your amount saved is $120. Elected officials, non-profit employees, international attendees, and students save considerably too.

When CNU participants register early, CNU can more efficiently plan for the amount of space, breakfast food, coffee and other resources needed. So do yourself and CNU a favor, register now, or at least by the May 8th deadline.

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