CNU's Street Design Workshop Comes to Lansing, MI

Learn Best Practices from CNU/ITE Manual

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The traditional American Main Street did more than move traffic; it was the ideal setting for commerce ands social interaction. Today's real estate trends show the mixed-use, walkable Main Street model is back in demand in suburbs and cities alike, yet few municipalities know how to design effective main streets.


Spend a day in Lansing, Michigan learning the principles of urban street design with leading transportation engineers and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Discuss how to resolve the challenges to building streets that make communities more valuable and livable in order to meet the growing demand for walkable streets in Michigan. This workshop is one of the Michigan Municipal League's Capitol Conference pre-conference workshops, and is your best opportunity to learn the new standards from the experts who helped write them!


The training will be based on Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares, a set of national guidelines co-produced by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and CNU, which has been officially endorsed by the Federal Highways Administration as a complement to AASHTO's Green Book.

This workshop is one of the Michigan Municipal League's Capitol Conference pre conference workshops.


Marcy McInelly, Urban Designer and Founder of Urbworks, has practiced architecture and urban design for more than 27 years in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Over time she has sharpened her focus on a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to sustainable urban design and placemaking, with a particular emphasis on smart, safe transportation and innovative codes for the benefit of communities.

Stacey Meekins, Senior Planner and Project Manager at Sam Schwartz Engineering, previously worked at T. Y. Lin International four years.  Degrees in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and Planning from University of Illinois.

John Norquist, CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism will speak, as will Mark Nickita, architect, urban designer and Birmingham councilmember, about downtown Birmingham's successes with street design and retail. 

Lynn Wilson and Adam Cook will facilitate the training which will use the 3 study areas along the Michigan Grand Corridor.



Check-in 7:30 am; Begin 8:00 am; Adjourn 2:00 pm

For Michigan Municipal League member communities, the cost is $75. The nonmember fee is $130. 

Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI