CNU 17: Let's get together in Denver to help each other advance

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Join us in Denver: let's get together and help each other advance

 

Dear steve, <= br /> Since our hist= oric first gathering in Alexandria in 1993, urbanists have gathered in hallways,= on sidewalks, and in restaurants at the annual Congress for the New Urbanis= m, getting face-to-face and sharing knowledge, strategies, advice, and the moral 3D""support needed to forge ahead against separate-use codes, parking minimums, and other obstacles that stand in our way.


This year, I've been encouraged to see enthusiasm build for a very strong 17th Congress in a year when we need each other more than ever. If you've had a chance to read the messages we've been sending about the Congress, you know CNU 17 is an important opportunity to retool for coming challenges, that demand is turning sharply in our direction, and that new urbanist strategies pay off in real dollars. You've seen how the Congress is geared up to help you steer through current challenges and come out ahead, with session clusters on cutting-edge topics such as retrofitting sprawl, urb= anism for a green recovery, sustainable transportation networks, code reform, and innovative housing design for today's market and more.


And CNU's board chair Ray Gindroz makes an outstanding point that what is perhaps most valuable about the Congress is the immense resourcefulness of the assembled CNU membership, waiting to be tapped in new ways. Here is a message that Ray asked me to share with you. “Wit= h so much uncertainty, there is also great opportunity. New urbanists are now busy re-inventing the way in which they find work, do the work, and promote it. Perhaps the most important part of CNU 17 is not even on the agenda:  It is the opportunities you will have to learn from others about what they are doing in informal discussions. Therefore, we urge you to all come to Denver, stay at the Congress Hotel, and explore the future.“


On behalf of CNU and the board, I want you to know how much we hope you bring your knowledge and willingness to learn and teach to Denver. We look forward to seeing you in the halls of the Sheraton. I know you will benefit from the experience. If there is anything about the Congress you wish to discuss before or after you register, don't hesitate to call me directly at 312-551-7300. And remember that early registration savings end tomorrow.

Sincerely you= rs,

John Norquist


P.S. As you consider special tours and events at CNU 17, I personally recommend the immersive experiences at Denver new urbanist projects featuring critiques and interaction with local officials, neighborhood representatives, and executi= ve-level members of the project team. I also recommend the in-depth, intimate New Urbanism 202 seminars with an impressive group of new urbanist experts.= Sessions led by skilled urbanists such as Dan Parolek, Bob Gibbs, Max Reim, Shelley Poticha, Eric Dumbaugh, Steve Maun, Ellen Dunham-Jones , Hank Dittmar, and Léon and Rob Krier are opportunities to learn from the best in the business.=


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