CNU 17: the reviews roll in (and so do the presentations)

Helping to kick off CNU 17, Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory talks about the risks and rewards of his support for rail and urbanism.

CNU's annual Congress proved to be just what the real estate, planning, and development fields needed — and what the journalists and bloggers who cover those fields were asking for too.

As observers search for signs of life and direction in these struggling sectors — and seek solutions to economic, environmental, and energy challenges — media and blogger interest in the Congress ran high. New York City public radio's the Takeaway featured a week's worth of dispatches from the Congress produced by Atlantic-contributor and New Yorker-alum Matt Dellinger, the Huffington Post ran three reports by Frank Gruber, and Streetsblog, the Austin Chronicle, altweeklies.com, and Denver's Westword and Denver Post all filed multiple stories about the Congress. Tim Halbur of Planetizen reported "Thunder and Excitement at CNU 17" and Amy Cortese of the New York Times highlighted the conference in a column on transit-oriented development and downtown revitalization breathing life into real estate markets. Excellent reports by talented journalists at our own CNU blog captured many valuable insights.

At CNU, we'll be working to get as many Congress presentations and plenary session video clips posted as possible. They are starting to appear now in our presentations library and will be packaged for convenient viewing at cnu17.org. The pace will pick up as our post-Congress team of summer interns start their terms and get up to speed. So please be patient. What we post will be worth the wait.

Photo: Helping to kick off CNU 17, Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory talks about the risks and rewards of his support for rail and urbanism. Photographer: Art Cueto for CNU.

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