The winner of the CNU 17 video contest is ... Phenomenal!!
Three-minute film makes the humorous-but-convincing case
that "cul de sacs" threaten life on Earth — watch
We have a winner in our CNU 17
video contest and we believe you'll agree it's a good one.
The 3-minute video asks the question
“What’s the greatest threat to our planet?” and shows how
reimagining our cities and suburbs to be sustainable and walkable
will cut carbon emissions, commutes and calories. "When
it comes to saving the planet, what we build is the greatest
threat…or the greatest hope," say the filmmakers in Built
“Built to Last made
me laugh out loud,” said John Norquist, president and CEO
of the Congress for the New Urbanism, which offered the submitter
of the winning entry a complimentary registration to this
year's leading gathering of urbanists,CNU 17, which runs June
10-14th in Denver. “But this video is serious too. First +
Main and Paget Films show how New Urbanism is the convenient
remedy, providing quality of life and economic value while
protecting the environment.” Yes, the agenda of CNU
17 in a nutshell.
about the winning film and award-winning filmmakers who are
fans of New Urbanism. "We're always looking to work with
organizations and companies doing good, culturally transforming
things, and have been following CNU for many years,” said
Chris Elisara of First + Main Media. “We've wanted to bring
our skill and talents to the movement, so this gave us a good
opportunity to do so.”
The film will be shown before
a plenary audience in Denver, but don't wait. Watch it ,embed
it on your site and help CNU 17 go viral.
Don't stress: You now have six more days — till May
14th — to register for cnu 17 at great early bird rates
If you haven't registered yet, there's time to save on all
that cnu 17 offers, including the 102 sessions and tours approved
for AICP credits and 27 approved by AIA
CNU appreciates everyone who
has already registered and taken advantage of special early
rates. But with more content going up all week at cnu17.org,
the full list of continuing ed credits just now finalized,
and the winning CNU video contest winner (and partner promotions)
reaching many new eyeballs, we knew people would appreciate
a few more days to learn about the Congress and register at
the best-possible rates. So we're extending the early registration
deadline to Thursday May 14th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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.
The extension also means
there's time to tell a friend or colleague about this top
event from the leading international organization promoting
walkable neighborhood-based development as an alternative
to sprawl. Just forward this message, including the link to
the best New Urbanism video in years.
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