Urban Street Design Training

CNU Offers Workshops for Transportation Professionals in Illinois

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On February 7th and 8th, the Congress for the New Urbanism is hosting two separate training sessions on the principles and practice of urban street design for transportation professionals and decision-makers from around the Chicago area.  For the event, CNU has invited nationally recognized experts in urban street design.

The workshop highlights Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach - a set of national guidelines co-produced by CNU and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).  The event offers a unique opportunity for participants to learn how the manual can be applied to support the state’s context sensitive solutions policy, help implement the region’s GO TO 2040 plan and overcome obstacles to building vibrant, walkable communities.

CNU partnered with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Illinois Department of Transportation to organize the event, which is supported by a generous grant from the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust.  The grant will also allow CNU to work with CMAP, Illinois DOT and other participants as they move forward.  Lessons from the workshop will be showcased at CNU 21 in Salt Lake City.

For up-to-date information on the workshops, including speaker presentations, visit www.cnu.org/streets/illinois.

Photo: Chicago Avenue, Chicago. Courtesy of phobo/Flickr, under Creative Commons.