CNU 17 Sessons List

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Plenaries

Opening Plenary: Accelerating the Reurbanization of America

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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

As CNU opens its 17th annual congress, the costs of sprawl can no longer be concealed as they often were during the eras of predictably cheap oil and easy credit. A set of immense challenges in the economy, in the energy sector, and in the environment all point to urbanism as a needed solution. Denver Mayor – and renowned entrepreneur – John Hickenlooper will open this session and welcome attendees to Denver. Board Chair Ray Gindroz will inform attendees about how CNU, through its member-powered initiatives, events, and chapters, is advancing these urbanist solutions at a time when the world desperately needs them. Board Vice Chair Victor Dover will reveal how New Urbanism's potential as an environmental remedy will be realized through greater understanding of its powerful benefits, many of them unrelated to the environment — convenience, return on investment, energy efficiency, long-term value, quality time with family and friends, strengthened bonds of community. CNU will award leading New Urbanist Grady Clay, who predicted the NU movement fifty years ago, with an Athena Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Grady Clay, Author
     Victor Dover, Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners
     Peter Katz, Director, Smart Growth and Urban Planning, Sarasota County, FL
     Patrick McCrory, Mayor, City of Charlotte
     John Hickenlooper, Mayor, City of Denver

International Forum

AICP CM credits approved: 2.5
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The International Forum will feature short presentations by international developers discussing how their projects incorporate, adapt, and localize the principles of New Urbanism. In addition to incorporating best practices of urbanism, the presentations will focus on building resilient developments that are post-peak-oil-ready.

     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Jim MacKinnon, Head Planner of Scotland, Scottish Executive
     Larry Beasley, 'Distinguished Practice' Professor of Planning, University of British Columbia
     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Saeed Ahmed Saeed, CEO, Limitless LLC
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Friday Morning Plenary: The Green Dividend

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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The Green Dividend In this timely plenary, CEOS for Cities President and CEO Carol Coletta will share insights from research showing that the urban qualities of cities — density, walkability, mixing of uses — make them dynamic and sustainable places with important economic benefits. This is information you too can use to make the case for urbanism. Then CNU co-founder Peter Calthorpe, a pioneer in scenario-based planning for community and regional sustainability, will share the results of cutting-edge work in California showing how plans that help communities achieve carbon reductions through urbanism also help them achieve a range of other important goals relating to fiscal management and livability. The emerging paradigm is for high-performance urbanism.

     John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
     Peter Calthorpe, author, CNU co-founder, and leading regional and community planner, Calthorpe Associates
     Carol Coletta, President and CEO, CEOs for Cities

Responding to the Market: The New Frontier of Financing for New Urbanists

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

The current economy is in pieces. Investors, developers and lenders are rebuilding the business model for the real estate industry, questioning old assumptions and incorporating new strategies for these uncertain times. In this context, how will New Urbanism's role expand? Will underwriting practices finally reflect long-term urban value, not just short-term lot-velocity cash flow? Leading developers will explore these and other questions as the rules are literally being rewritten.

     Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group
     Donald Monti, President and CEO, Renaissance Downtowns LLC
     Bill Struever, Partner, CEO & President, Struever Brothers Eccles & Rouse
     Chuck Perry, Managing Partner, Perry Rose LLC

Honoring Lifetime Achievements in New Urbanism and CNU 18 Preview

AICP CM credits approved: 1
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

CNU will honor New Urbanists who have influenced and shaped the new urbanist movement. Stefanos Polyzoides will honor former board member and pioneering New Urbanist Paul Crawford. Crawford’s advocacy of pedestrian-oriented communities and role in creating form-based codes represent the very heart of new urbanist ideals. Rob Krier’s work as an architect has long emphasized the importance of place-making. His firm Krier & Kohl has repaired urban fabric artfully by designing traditional buildings that function within the existing urban framework. CNU board member Ellen Dunham-Jones will give a preview of CNU 18, taking place May 19-23, 2010 in Atlanta.

     Norman Garrick, Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering , University of Connecticut
     Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Rob Krier, Principal, Krier – Kohl Architects

CNU Legislative Strategy Session

AICP CM credits approved: 1
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

New to this year's Congress, this policy reform session is your direct connection to the latest on CNU's agenda for change in federal laws and practices. Engage in dialogue with CNU President and CEO John Norquist and members of the Board. Hear the latest news from President Obama's initiatives and how they impacting your work. Be sure to bring your comments and suggestions. In an interactive forum you'll have the opportunity to contribute your ideas about how CNU will forge ahead in creating new standards and policies to create great places.

     John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
     Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Transportation and Community Development, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Nicholas Donohue, Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia
     Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Saturday Evening Closing Plenary and Charter Award Ceremony

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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Peter Park Manager of the Denver Community Planning and Development Department and host for CNU 17 will give an overview of lessons learned from the CNU 17 Experiences, the immersive learning experiences in Denver's most significant new urbanist developments with analysis of where they do and don't embody Charter principles (and why or why not). CNU 17 marks the first time that the CNU Congress returns to a city, Peter will show how Denver was shaped by new urbanist principles and is forging ahead with the lessons learned from the Charter. CNU concludes with the annual Charter Awards. Honoring the best of the New Urbanism, the 2009 Charter Awards ceremony acknowledges 12 works that fulfill the promise of the Charter of the New Urbanism through outstanding urbanism, often in contexts that cry out for repair and re-establishment of resilient urban communities. This is urbanism the world needs now. Jury Chair Victor Dover, will describe leading lessons and trends learned from this year's award winners and frame how New Urbanism is reshape and redeeming our cities and towns.

     Peter Park, Manager, Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
     Victor Dover, Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners

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Breakout Sessions

Proven Sustainability: the Original Green

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Tower Court D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Today's sustainability discussions center almost exclusively on Gizmo Green: better materials and equipment. But Gizmo Green is a losing proposition on many counts, including the fact that it's more expensive, which is no good in a recession. Join us for part two of a popular conversation at last year’s CNU on The Original Green, a money-saving alternative that is the only method of sustainability proven for centuries.

     Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild

OSLO-DENVER INITIATIVE ON URBAN DESIGN AND CLIMATE CHANGE

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Tower Court D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The “Oslo-Denver-Initiative” (ODI) is aimed at promoting practical measures in urban and regional development to reduce the effects of climate change. Its panel of experts continues the international exchange of ideas generated by the CEU international conference on Urban Design and Climate Change held in Oslo in September of 2008. The panel will identify New Urbanist and European Urbanism tools, techniques, and models in response to the challenges of climate change.

     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Chuck Bohl, Professor and Director, School of Architecture, University of Miami
     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Harald Kegler, Chair , Council for European Urbanism (CEU)
     Galina Tahchieva, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk
     Audun Engh, Project Manager, Council for European Urbanism (CEU)
     Wolfgang Christ, Professor, Urban INDEX Institute
     Peter Elmlund
     Faith Cable, Partner, Smith Partners PLLP
     Marie York, Florida Atlantic University

Best New New Urban Books

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Exhibit Hall Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Come meet the authors of this year's best New Urban books. Leon Krier, Rob Krier, Dhiru Thadani, Tom Low, Dan Slone, Doris Goldstein, Rob Steuteville, Jaime Correa and Anthony Flint will briefly introduce their books and be available to sign them.

     John Massengale, Architect 2.o
     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Rob Krier, Principal, Krier – Kohl Architects
     Anthony Flint, Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
     Jaime Correa, Founding Partner, Jaime Correa and Associates
     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
     Emily Talen, PhD AICP, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Dispatches from the Front Lines

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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARR Act) represents an unprecedented level of investment in our Nation’s Infrastructure. Many who work in “traditional” infrastructure have expressed concern that areas such as transportation and water did not receive enough funding compared to need. Others who have worked in previously “non-traditional” infrastructure areas such as power and energy including renewable energy and energy efficiency, science & research activities including pure science and medical research, and communications & information technology have been pleased at the funding, focus and attention the ARR Act has placed on them after many years out in the cold. The ARR Act clearly signals a new day in federal spending priorities. Has there been a shift away from investments in traditional infrastructure to the new world of the infrastructure of sustainability, science and interconnectedness?

     David Cobb, HDR Inc.
     Jeannie Renné-Malone, HDR
     Patrick McCrory, Mayor, City of Charlotte
     Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
     David Vozzolo, Vice President, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Meta-Physical Planning: The World We Want

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Exhibit Hall Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Between Jim Kunstler's Long Emergency, Jane Jacobs' Dark Days Ahead, the IPCC climate change report, The Book of Revelation and the Mayan Book of the Dead, we've had no shortage of predictions of troubled times ahead. Join Laura Hall, Douglas Duany, Michael Mehaffy and John Massengale for a more optimistic view of where we might go. As always, the popular Meta-Physical session will include audience participation and discussion.

     John Massengale, Architect 2.o
     Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
     Douglas Duany
     Michael Mehaffy, Project Manager, Structura Naturalis Inc.

Dusting off the Master Plan – Turning a Comprehensive Vision into a Transformative Reality

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Exhibit Hall Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tired of watching dust gather on a master plan? Frustrated by new urbanist visions that are never implemented? Today’s paradigm shifting recession coupled with seismic shifts in how and where we live demand a new development model. Learn how to implement a comprehensive downtown redevelopment vision designed to attract the bourgeoning creative class of worker, and the economic engines that employ them.

     John Massengale, Architect 2.o
     Donald Monti, President and CEO, Renaissance Downtowns LLC
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     David Dixon, Principal in charge of planning and urban design, Goody Clancy & Associates
     Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists

“What we're talking about is a vision for high-speed rail in America...”

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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

“...Imagine boarding a train in the center of a city...Imagine whisking through towns at speeds over 100 miles an hour, walking only a few steps to public transportation, and ending up just blocks from your destination. Imagine what a great project that would be to rebuild America.” President Obama, April 16th, 2009 What are the next steps for new urbanists? TODs and HSRODs. It's all about complexity and where the connections, the interstices, the combinations, ideas, products and culture mix. CNU brings it all together. Come learn from key leaders about how to best implement this vision.

     Geoffrey Anderson, Executive Director, Smart Growth America
     Zachary Borders, AICP, Planner, theHOKPlanningGroup
     Howard A. Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center
     Christopher Leinberger, President, Locus Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors

Around the World in 8 Hours: International Session

AICP CM credits approved: 6.5
AIA approved credits to-date: 6.5
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 5:15 PM

Outside the US, the principles of the Congress for the New Urbanism are not a choice but a moral imperative for survival. Most countries do not subsidize the standard of living for their population, and citizens have to pay the real cost for energy. Hence principles that promote sustainable urbanism over sprawl are welcomed as common sense. The International Sessions will highlight the groundbreaking work new urbanists are doing in every continent, and illuminate the adaptation and transformation of CNU's principles to fit local conditions and norms.

     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Peter Calthorpe, author, CNU co-founder, and leading regional and community planner, Calthorpe Associates
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Doug Kelbaugh, FAIA, Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan
     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Jaime Correa, Founding Partner, Jaime Correa and Associates
     Seth Harry , AIA, President, Seth Harry & Associates, Inc.
     Juan Pablo Rosales, Principal, Rosales-Tinoco in Guatemala
     Eduardo Castillo, Principal, Castillo Arquitectos
     Brent Toderian, MCIP, Director of Planning, City of Vancouver
     James Fisher, Team Leader for Sustainable Communities, BRE Trust Companies
     Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
     Joseph Kohl, Co-founder, Dover Kohl & Partners
     Ramon Abonce, Professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey Queretaro Campus
     Pablo Bulos

Designing Density: Embracing the "Urban" in the New Urbanism

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

High-density development is an important tool in combating sprawl and climate change, and is key to achieving the critical mass that makes vital, walkable communities possible. Learn how successful urban infill projects and new urban centers have addressed political, financial, technical and programmatic challenges. This session will spotlight the role of context, scale and architectural expression in achieving desirable urban environments in the current economic climate.

     John Ellis, AIA, RIBA, Director of Urban Design, WRT/Solomon E.T.C.
     Sinclair Black, FAIA, Principal, Placemaking Studio
     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Eric Liebmann, AIA, Managing Principal and Design Director, WDG Architecture

F is for Fantastic: New Directions in Transportation Level of Service

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

As cities work to bring about a new generation of healthy urban places, the importance of streets as major forces shaping the urban environment is leading to development of new tools for evaluating transportation network performance. This session will provide an overview of emerging “Level of Service” practices around the country, including work underway in California to refine the way this issue is addressed in environmental documents.

     Jim Charlier, President, Charlier Associates, Inc.
     Mark Jackson, Transportation Group Director, City of Fort Collins, Coloado
     Ronald Milam, Principal, Fehr and Peers

Implementing the SmartCode – The Real Fun Begins

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

For years, New Urbanists have been hailing the progressive coding system of the SmartCode. With the pressure of today’s economy, being SmartCode proficient is a career-boosting decision. Hear the ‘how-tos’ of SmartCode implementation and administration from those who are at the forefront of the effort.

     Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
     Marina Khoury, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Kevin Colin, Associate Planner, Lamphier-Gregory

The Implementation of Highlands’ Garden Village

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

In 1996 Chuck Perry and Jonathan Rose began development on the former Elitch Gardens Amusement Park ten minutes from downtown Denver. Today, Highlands’ Park Village is a walkable, transit-linked, mixed-use, mixed- income village that provides a socially, environmentally and financially viable model for revitalizing underused sites in near-downtown neighborhoods across America. This session will explore the details of every element of this project, and focus on what worked and what did not.

     Russell S. Preston, Design Associate, Cornish Associates
     Chuck Perry, Managing Partner, Perry Rose LLC
     Ron Tilton, President, FirstBank of Denver

The New Urbanism and the Continuing Great Demographic Shift

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

The discontinuities of our energy predicament, climate change, and the global financial fiasco suggest great demographic shifts ahead for the United States. Jim Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency and World Made By Hand, believes that these new circumstances will require us to inhabit the terrain of North America very differently. Examine the great demographic shift and the ways New Urbanists will have to reorient their work.

     Zachary Borders, AICP, Planner, theHOKPlanningGroup
     James Howard. Kunstler, Author
     Laurie Volk, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc

Transit Ready Design

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

As we prepare for the economic recovery what must we do today to ensure transit will work tomorrow? Come learn about a Florida project committed to building transit, how developers responded to the prospect of rail in Charlotte and how Denver suburbs started planning for the future before transit was a sure thing.

     Brian Canin, AIA, AICP, President, Canin Associates
     Danny Pleasant, KEY BUSINESS EXECUTIVE/DIRECTOR, City of Charlotte, Department of Transportation
     Kevin Nichols, Senior Planner, City of Arvada Colorado
     Marilee A. Utter, President, Citiventure Associates, LLC
     Madeleine Zayas-Mart, Project Director, Architecture and Urban Design, WRT / Solomon E.T.C.

Academic Paper Presentation at CNU 17

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Showcasing research on a broad range of topics about New Urbanism, a number of papers were selected for their academic rigor, originality, scholarship, and creativity. If you are interested in the most recent investigations and trends, you won’t want to miss this session.

     Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal , Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Michael Mehaffy, Project Manager, Structura Naturalis Inc.
     Korkut Onaran, Wolff-Lyon Architects
     Wesley Marshall, P.E., PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut
     Kyriakos Pontikis, Associate Professor, California State University Northridge
     Norman W. Garrick, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

Prospects for Pedestrian-Oriented Retail in the New Economic Reality

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

At a time when walkable retail formats were beginning to flourish, the global economic crisis has left retailers scrambling to adapt to changing market conditions. Examine the future of walk-to retail spots for pedestrians, and how current practices make it necessary for such to survive.

     Stuart Sirota, Principal, TND Planning Group
     Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
     Seth Harry , AIA, President, Seth Harry & Associates, Inc.
     Glenn Kellogg, Glenn Kellogg, principal, urban advisors ltd. , UrbanAdvisors Ltd

Reducing CO2 Emissions through Parking and Transportation Demand Management

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

People driving to and from most buildings produce more CO2 emissions than the buildings themselves. In order to meet our nation’s CO2 reduction targets, we can’t just build green buildings and invest in cleaner vehicles – we must reduce our Vehicle Miles Traveled. Learn how cities like San Francisco, Boulder and Chicago are reducing congestion, saving the planet and saving money through investments in the demand side of transportation economics.

     Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
     Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Transportation and Community Development, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Chris Hagelin, Senior Transportation Planner, GO Boulder/City of Boulder

Selling the Green Urban Advantage

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Top-notch marketing consultants have been helping CNU and partners frame its energy and climate benefits so they resonate with key audiences. At this session, CNU’s team will share their findings from stakeholder and target interviews. and compare notes and incorporate lessons from a major survey of new urbanist and smart growth outcomes. Come find tools for framing the debate in your community, influencing decision makers and using the Convenient Remedy to give your project an edge in the marketplace.

     Stephen Filmanowicz, Communications Director, Congress for New Urbanism
     Robin Rather, CEO, Collective Strengths
     Carol Coletta, President and CEO, CEOs for Cities
     Anthony Flint, Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Sustainable, Affordable, Visitable, Edible Transect: New Modules for the SmartCode and other Development Codes

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

As the state of the economy worsens, the demand for smart planning is more urgent than ever. New Urbanists need coordinated ready-made tools to adapt quickly to changing economic, regulatory and environmental conditions. The framework of the rural-to-urban transect has allowed practitioners to coordinate efficiently a new generation of zoning and design codes for a decade now. This session will present the latest transect-based, form-based Modules, available as freeware to all.

     Sandy Sorlien, Director of Technical Research, Center for Applied Transect Studies
     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
     Jennifer Hurley, President & CEO, Hurley-Franks & Associates
     Galina Tahchieva, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk
     Robert Alminana, Principal, Hall Alminana Inc.

Tools for Accessible Communities

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Developing accessible communities—places that provide visitable housing and that support mobility—makes clear sense. Including supportive features at initial construction improves the supply of accessible dwellings and reduces the need to move or change problematic features later on. This session provides straightforward tools to help New Urbanists design for diverse groups of people.

     Jonathan White, Senior Research Aide, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University at Buffalo
     M. Scott Ball, Senior Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Can Form-Based Coding Become a Best Practice Instead of an Exotic Alternative to Zoning?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Most form-based codes replace conventional zoning for a specific geographic area so that a physical plan can be carried out. What steps can local governments take so that form-based codes can become the norm rather than the exception? This session will explore ground-breaking moves by diverse agencies: a transect-based character manual covering metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County (TN); a pre-approved toolkit for regulating mixed-use development in designated urban centers and corridors of Prince George's County (MD); and a flexible rezoning process for mixed-use infill projects in suburban Sarasota County (FL).

     Jennifer Carlat, Community Plans Manager, Metro Nashville/Davidson County Planning Department
     Bill Spikowski, Principal, Spikowski Planning Associates
     Geoffrey Ferrell, Principal, Ferrell Madden Associates LLC

CNU and HUD: Opportunities for Innovation in Affordable Housing

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Learn how the collaboration between HUD and CNU advanced the art of building sustainable neighborhoods in the HOPE VI program; participate in a discussion on how these lessons can be applied to the new landscape of housing development and the programs of the new administration.

     Elinor R. Bacon, President, E.R. Bacon Development LLC
     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities

From Policy To Technique: Complete Streets: Street Design and Multimodalism

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Hear the national perspective on Complete Streets policies, with a focus on leading-edge implementation strategies from the communities of Boulder and Colorado Springs. Following the presentations, a moderated panel discussion will explore the nuances of design and level of service issues relating to accommodating bicycles, pedestrians and transit modes within various transect zones.

     Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition
     Terri Musser, Senior Transportation Planner, Charlier Associates, Inc.
     Martha Roskowski, GO Boulder Program Manager, City of Boulder Transportation Dept
     Craig Blewitt, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Colorado Springs

Integrating Transit into Urbanism: Key Ingredients for Success

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Do standards for transit and TOD risk losing the unique character of places? Or can we use these standards to guarantee performance? Explore the ingredients that have been critical in creating successful and high-performing places around transit, and how developers can better integrate transit into existing neighborhoods. Hear about best practice efforts to address standards for transit and lessons learned in Charlotte, Toronto, Washington, and Portland.

     GB Arrington, Principal Practice Leader, Vice President, PB PlaceMaking
     Sam Zimbabwe, Technical Assistance Director, Reconnecting America
     Troy P. Russ, Principal, Glatting Jackson, Kercher, Anglin, Inc.
     Trent Lethco, Associate Principal, Arup
     Ellen Greenberg, AICP, Principal, Greenberg Consulting

Round and Round the Block

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

As America retools itself for the post-oil economy, New Urbanism offers to the Modern Movement an opportunity for redemption, for rescue from the murky depths of nihilist chic. The regenerative city can move an avante garde that has lived for generations in perpetual disdain for society and the cities it builds to a reconnection with its noble premises and promises.

     Dan Solomon, Principal, WRT Solomon E.T.C.
     David Tryba, FAIA, Principal, David Own Tryba Architects

What Do We Do Now? Development Phasing for Survival and Success

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Even a well-positioned mix of uses and housing types in a skillfully-executed neighborhood plan risks failure if it cannot be brought to market in an manner that balances economic efficiency with market impact. Learn how to see success with a plan that is carefully orchestrated from the start with effective phasing as a significant design consideration.

     Todd Zimmerman, Principal , Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc
     Michael D. Watkins, AIA AICP LEED
     Vincent Graham, President, I'On Group

CNU's New Tools for Low-Carbon/High-Performance Development

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Current climate planning needs better tools for showing how urban design and development locations impact energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and other environmental factors. New urbanists are developing an approach based on place-types as this breakthrough tool. Learn about the CNU model, which shows how recognizable place types are the building blocks of regions that determine resulting VMT and other aspects of environmental and energy performance.

     Daniel Parolek, AIA,, Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
     Joe DiStefano, Associate, Calthorpe Associates
     Victor Dover, Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners

Living Streets: The Right of Way and Beyond

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Under the banner of "Living Streets," Denver is leading a regional movement attacking conventional practices in street design, corridor planning, infrastructure investment and private corridor development. Elsewhere, innovative street designs are supporting urbanism, ecological functions and multimodal movement in the right of way. Come hear about Denver's work and learn about success stories from Lansing to Los Angeles.

     Gideon Berger, Senior City Planner, City of Denver Department of Community Planning & Development
     Lynn Richards, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA
     Ellen Greenberg, AICP, Principal, Greenberg Consulting

New Street Typologies/New Street Types

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

As communities turn from sprawl towards retrofitting existing districts and corridors, misfits between street and land use types often compromise livability, sustainability, and economic development. Learn how some cities have responded by planning beyond the conventional arterial-collector-local street classification system and implementing innovative streets with flexible uses—and how these might apply to current corridor planning in Boulder.

     Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
     Gregory Tung, Principal, Freedman Tung & Sasaki
     Charles B. Zucker, Senior Urban Designer, APA, City of Boulder - Planning & Development Services

Remedy meets Reality – What does green plan and code language actually look like?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Why do lofty goals on sustainability get watered down (or disappear) on the way into codes? While this has been the subject of on-going discussion, this session goes a step further to hone in on key decision points and stages in planning to actually addressing watershed restoration, carbon reduction and green infrastructure. Speakers will focus on priority setting, plan alignment and non-code programs to support sustainability on any budget.

     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
     Lisa Nisenson, Principal, Nisenson Consulting
     David Sargent, AIA,, Senior Associate, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists

Smart, Sustainable and Economical: Homes for the New Era

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

The changing economic climate presents an opportunity to redefine home design in favor of smaller, more efficient dwellings that perform better environmentally and cost less to build and inhabit. Two initiatives—the SmartDwelling and the New Economy Home—seek to integrate the best lifestyle elements of the McMansion decade with the efficiency, endurance and elegance of traditional architecture. Learn about “new” forms of housing and their benefits given today’s state of affairs.

     Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild
     Marianne Cusato, Founder, Designer, Cusato Cottages, LLC.
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Tim Halbur, Managing Editor of Planetizen, Planetizen

The Politics of Adopting a Form Based Code

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Creating a great code isn’t enough; it takes solid political leadership to get it adopted. But how do you engage elected officials, developers, neighborhoods, and bureaucrats to garner support for form-based approaches that present a radical departure from standard practice in their community? This panel of elected officials and expert practitioners will discuss political challenges and strategies and share their first-hand experience in adopting form-based codes. Hear from those who have gone through or are going through the process of moving from Euclidean to form-based codes.

     Marina Khoury, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Connie Moran, Mayor, City of Ocean Springs
     Jeanne Robb, President, Denver City Council
     Susan Barnes-Gelt, Denver Post, Denver Post Columnist

From Luxembourg with Love

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Rob Krier, architect, urbanist, sculptor, and artist has been instrumental in the design of several new towns of great urban quality. In this session, Krier will reflect on his architectural and urban development achievements through a review of his semifinal work, beginning with the analysis of urban spaces and elements of architecture to the incorporation of these learned ideas into the making of townscapes.

     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Rob Krier, Principal, Krier – Kohl Architects

How are TOD projects surviving in this market?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

The current market poses obvious challenges to real estate development. But what are the impacts to TODs in the Denver region? This session will evaluate the successes and failures of TOD projects in the Denver Metro Region. We’ll examine “first generation” built TODs and examine several that are currently under construction. A panel will provide real world expertise in real estate development, economic development and planning.

     Catherine Cox Blair , Program Director, Reconnecting America
     Shelley Poticha, Executive Director, Center for Transit-Oriented Development, Reconnecting America
     Scott McFadden, Principal, Prospect LLC
     Tony Chacon, Revitalization/Redevelopment Coordinator, City of Westminster
     Lisa Dorsey Wild, Senior Project Manager, Denver Federal Center

Policy and Design Solutions for Creating Places for All Ages

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Livable communities offer affordable and adequate housing, a range of mobility options and supportive services. This session will address the trends, policies and practices that will promote these features in the built environment so people can age in place within their existing homes and communities. It will also provide examples of the work being conducted in existing livable communities across the United States.

     Michael E. O'Neal
     Will Stoner, Associate State Director, AARP-NY
     Dick Duncan, Coordinator of Training, Housing Works/RL Mace Universal Design Institute
     M. Scott Ball, Senior Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

The Street Manual Hits the Streets: Now What?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

The recently re-titled manual, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, is a significant product of CNU’s project for transportation reform. Now that the manual is approaching the final “balloting” stage, how can we make it work for us? This session will provide an update of the current status of the manual, and the views of several practitioners in planning, design and policy to discuss these and other questions.

     Lucy Gibson, Principal, Smart Mobility, Inc.
     Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group
     Mary Taylor Raulerson, City Planner/Transportation Planner, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Inc.
     Philip Erickson, AIA, President, Community Design + Architecture
     Lynn Peterson, Chair, Clackamas County Board of Commissioners

The Value of Green Infrastructure Now

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

How can we resolve the conflicts between development, economic pressures and maintaining a safe and healthy environment? The emerging field of bio-inspired design provides solutions to restore natural environmental functions while encouraging more cost-efficient and compact development. This presentation explores the factors that influence the ability to do things differently and the ways in which thought leaders have overcome the barriers.

     Teresa Durkin, Vice President, The HOK Planning Group
     Steve Wise, Natural Resources Program Manager , Center for Neighborhood Technology
     William Wenk, Principal and President, Wenk Associates, Inc.

Today's Best Form-Based Codes

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

A well-written form-based code can ensure that the community vision is actually what gets built. This session includes an awards presentation and in-depth analysis of the 2009 Driehaus Form-Based Code Award winners. Discover the exemplary features of each winner, and hear about the lessons learned from the winning communities.

     Carol Wyant, Executive Director, Form-Based Codes Institute
     Mary E. Madden, Principal, Ferrell Madden Lewis, LLC
     Peter Park, Manager, Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
     Daniel Parolek, AIA,, Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
     Sam Poole, Shareholder, Berger Singerman Attorneys

Why we need Sustainable Transportation Networks (STN)

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

The current economic crisis and the reality of global climate change require that we work hard at getting the most out of our existing transportation infrastructure. This session continues the CNU Initiative for Sustainable Transportation Networks’ exploration into ways in which we can systematically turn our existing and future transportation networks into catalysts for VMT (vehicle-miles-traveled) reductions. Session attendees will learn about the many virtues of a well-connected network of streets, and how these networks benefit emergency responders and improve the efficiency of transit. Speakers will also address recent research into the connection between street network characteristics and their role in road safety. The session will conclude with a review and discussion of position statements for STNs developed at the 2008 CNU Transportation Summit in Charlotte, N.C.

     Thomas Kronemeyer, Senior Associate Principal, Community Design + Architecture
     William Lieberman, Program Manager, Jacobs Engineering
     Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
     Wesley Marshall, P.E., PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut
     Chester "Rick". Chellman, Principal, TND Engineering
     Danny Pleasant, KEY BUSINESS EXECUTIVE/DIRECTOR, City of Charlotte, Department of Transportation
     John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
     Nicholas Donohue, Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia

Agricultural Urbanism

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Agricultural Urbanism is a new, sustainable community type that intensifies agricultural activity throughout the Transect, creating concentrated growth and increased food production. The ability to grow food and localize the nutrient cycle has implications for communities on multiple levels—from food security to health, economic and environmental advantages. Explore the pros of this emerging urbanism and learn how it is a solution to some of today’s societal problems.

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     James Howard. Kunstler, Author
     Sean Hodgins, Century Group
     Julia S. Sanford, President, White Starr, Inc. Starr Sanford Design Associates

Cost Savings for Freeway Teardowns; Replace, Prevent, Remove

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

America's twentieth century highway building era included freeways which cut huge swaths across our cities, decimating neighborhoods, reducing quality of life for city residents and making a devastating impact on local economies. This session will focus on the alternative to the highway, with case studies used to illustrate how cities can maximize their transportation dollars while stabilizing neighborhoods.

     Edward W. Erfurt, Principal, Community Planning and Design
     Troy P. Russ, Principal, Glatting Jackson, Kercher, Anglin, Inc.
     Josh Martin, Land Use & Communities Program Director , South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

Form-Based Coding for Results: What's Working, What's Not

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Now that form-based codes are gaining acceptance within the planning field, it's time to critically examine what is being written and adopted. This session will look at common problems with implementing a FBC, including the work done (or not) prior to the code, the approval process, who is writing the code, standards within the code and implementation post-adoption. Importantly, what do we need to re-examine with our codes in a quickly changing economy?

     Kevin Klinkenberg, Principal, 180 Degrees Design Studio
     Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group

Town Architects: The Newest Methods

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Town Architects have a secret ability most people don’t understand: the ability to start a living tradition in the place they’re working. Using certain methods that transmit principles, living traditions flip the Custom Detail/Standard Detail equation, making good stuff less expensive. Learn how designers are using traditional architecture as a means for reestablishing these living traditions.

     Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild
     Michael D. Watkins, AIA AICP LEED
     Jed Selby, President & Co-founder, South Main Development, Inc.

A City-wide Form-Based Code for Denver

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Denver is preparing a city-wide form-based code to replace its outdated Euclidean zoning. Its urban neighborhoods built during the streetcar era look and feel very different from post-war suburban shopping centers and ranch house subdivisions. The challenge of coding an established and growing city requires assessing the various characteristics of different “neighborhood contexts” from the most urban to suburban, and calibrating the standards to reinforce neighborhood character and guide desirable growth and change. Learn about Denver’s context-based approach and progress in preparing a form-based code on a city-wide scale.

     Peter Park, Manager, Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
     Diane Barrett, Co-chair, Denver Zoning Code Task Force
     Brad Buchanan, Chair, Denver Planning Board

Death and Life of Great Mountain Resort Villages: What TODs Can Learn from Ski Resorts

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

From France to Italy, Canada and US, great Resort Villages have emanated out of recreationally and environmentally based vocations such as trail systems, ski hills, golf course, and beaches, becoming the very epitome of quality New Urbanist communities and values. This session will explore the tangible and feasible development strategies that can be shared after watching some of the time proven mountain villages evolve over the decades.

     Max Reim, Principal and Co-Managing Partner, Live Work Learn Play LLP
     Colleen Edwards, Founder and Principal, EMC Creative
     Kurt Culbertson, Chairman/Principal, Design Workshop

Measuring and Modeling Your Carbon

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

We know that New Urbanism reduces carbon emissions. But how can we accurately measure these reductions? Learn how New Urbanists are helping to refine the use of current models to make them more responsive to variations in urban form, urban context, regional location and transportation components. Discuss the benefits of certain models against those of others to determine how we can best measure and model our carbon.

     Joe DiStefano, Principal, Calthorpe Associates
     Peter Haas, Chief Research Scientist, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Planning Solutions, PlaceMatters
     Lynn Richards, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA

New Urbanism and the Transportation Reauthorization

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Both New Urbanism and Smart Growth agree that the federal transportation bill has failed to support our vision of sustainable communities. The upcoming reauthorization is an opportunity to get things right. How does this impact local leaders? How do we mobilize our members? This session will bring together the key messages from CNU with responses from political leaders.

     Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Principal, Urban & Landscape Design
     Roxanne Qualls, Council Member, City of Cincinnati
     Mike Krusee, Representative , Texas House of Representatives
     Stephen Filmanowicz, Communications Director, Congress for New Urbanism
     Geoffrey Anderson, Executive Director, Smart Growth America

Private Frontage Secrets

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Some charge New Urbanists with using porches and fences as “historical pastiche.” But these devices accomplish far more. Properly-designed private frontages actually sell houses—but only if the configurations and dimensions are right. Go beyond the 8’ rule we’ve know for years and explore the latest techniques that transform the art of the private frontage into a science we can all learn.

     Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild
     Eric Brown, Principal, Brown Design Studio
     Susan Henderson, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC

The Low Carbon Frontier: Cutting Edge Climate Policies

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

It's known that walkable, mixed-use, transit-served urbanism results in far lower carbon emissions than horizontal sprawl, but now planners and public agencies are wrestling with the important details of exactly how these differences get factored into transportation plans, general plans and project approvals. Hear from two pioneering CNU leaders who are at the forefront of efforts to make sure the administration of these laws reflects the full benefits of new urbanism.

     Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
     Peter Calthorpe, author, CNU co-founder, and leading regional and community planner, Calthorpe Associates

The Retail Development Crisis: What Now?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

After two decades of unparalleled innovation and runaway growth, the retail industry has come to a halt. This situation affects the full range of retail projects from malls to smaller scale neighborhood retail. This session will feature a panel of leading developers and consultants who will discuss retail trends in the context of the current economic crisis and offer lessons learned.

     Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
     Bruce Heckman, Vice President of Development, The Taubman Company
     Mark Bulmash , President& CEO, Bulmash Real Estate Advisors, LLC
     Katharine Kelley, President and CEO, Green Street Properties

Could the nation’s economic bust dramatically improve affordable housing?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

The stimulus measures enacted by the federal government will provide opportunities for a number of struggling industries. But what result could federal funding provide for affordable housing initiatives? Learn how the economic downturn could actually be an opportunity to have affordable housing better funded, better designed and better built.

     Tom Capp, Chief Operating Officer, Gorman & Company, Inc.
     Fernando Pagés, Author and Developer, Building Affordable
     Emily Talen, PhD AICP, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Eduardo Pardo Fernández, Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company

Developing Authentic Places: The Hipster Effect

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

The youth of today are rediscovering the excitement that living in a city brings—seeking out, discovering and oftentimes helping to create the coolest places one can find. Join us for a conversation about the increasing complexity that the "Hipster Effect" is bringing to our cities, towns and villages. Hear insight from CNU's premier young developers and implementers on how to understand this uncharted territory.

     Russell S. Preston, Design Associate, Cornish Associates
     Ari Heckman, Development Director, Cayuga Capital Management
     Katie Selby Urban, Co-Founder, Director of Community Affairs, South Main Development, Inc.
     Max Reim, Principal and Co-Managing Partner, Live Work Learn Play LLP

Embrace the Convergence: Recruiting Allies and Establishing Common Ground for Tough Times

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

With developers sitting out the economic downturn, public sector planning moves to the forefront. When times were good, we could count on the magic of the charrette and killer design to win the day. Now it's all about aligning the politics. Veterans of public engagement tussles tell all, from how to recruit allies to methods of putting an end to the NIMBYs.

     Ben Brown, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC
     Michael E. O'Neal
     Tim Torma, Senior Policy Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency
     Dee Merriam, CDC Community Planner, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

New Urbanism and Stormwater Management: Where is the convergence?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

In most US communities, current stormwater regulations make urban development harder and more expensive. However, some state and local governments are recognizing the water quality benefit of new urbanism and reflecting it in their regulations. This session will focus on the convergence between new urbanism and such regulations.

     Tom Richman, Principal, Office of Tom Richman
     Lynn Richards, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA
     William Wenk, Principal and President, Wenk Associates, Inc.
     Lisa Nisenson, Principal, Nisenson Consulting

Street Design & The Fire Code: Latest News from the Field

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

CNU’s Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative unites New Urbanists and firefighters to find common ground and shared solutions for conflicts that arise over street design. What benefits arise from highly connected street networks? How is this impacting neighborhood planning efforts? Learn about proposed changes to the International Fire Code, and the latest research on street design, emergency response times and traffic and fire safety.

     Peter Swift, Owner, Swift and Associates
     Patrick Siegman, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
     Rick Merck, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue
     Norman Garrick, Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering , University of Connecticut
     Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Architectural Tuning of Settlement

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Breakout Sessions
Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

What are the architectural and urban ingredients that make a beautiful city? Leon Krier, the undisputed godfather of New Urbanism, constantly challenges us to explore this question. In this session, learn from Krier’s current research that strives to understand the optimal balance between vernacular and classical architecture and urbanism necessary for the creation of a harmonious, satisfying, and pleasing towns.

     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Léon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner

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New Urbanism 101

NEW URBANISM 101: INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF NEW URBANISM

AICP CM credits approved: 6.5
AIA approved credits to-date: 6.5
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 101
Plaza Ballroom ABC Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This in-depth primer on the history, principles, and concepts of New Urbanism will provide Congress attendees the opportunity to hear Andrés Duany and other founding members of the movement discuss why New Urbanism works. The daylong course provides an illustrated introduction and a foundation in key concepts such as conventional vs. traditional development, the Charter, why transportation planning matters, and theory vs. practice. Attend this session and you will walk away with an excellent understanding of what makes a great place and why!

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Jeff B. Speck, AICP LEED-AP, SPECK & ASSOCIATES LLC
     Emily Talen, PhD AICP, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
     Peter Swift, Owner, Swift and Associates

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New Urbanism 202s

A. Details of New Urbanism Part 1 – From Curb to Cupola – the New Paradigm *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 11 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hear from the experts how to adapt your project and/or product in times of Economic Crisis. Whether it’s negotiating with a difficult lender, seeking new financing, creating more affordable product types, building GREEN houses, developing mixed-use town centers, local farming as an essential new part of the mix, making adjustments to your plan & getting them approved. and marketing when you have no marketing dollars.The time to retrofit you plan is NOW – come hear how to survive in a down market. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225) * Co-sponsored by the National Town Builders Association.

     Louis Marquet, Executive Vice President, LeylandAlliance LLC
     Donald Powers, AIA, Principal, Donald Powers Architects Inc.
     Michael D. Watkins, AIA AICP LEED
     John Anderson, Principal, Anderson Kim Architecture + Urban Design
     Roger Wood, AIA,, Town Architect & Guild Manager, East Beach Company, LLC
     Steve J. Maun, President, LeylandAlliance LLC
     Giovanni Palladino, Vice President, LeylandAlliance LLC

B. Moving Beyond The CNU/ITE Manual: The Art of Integrating the Technical, Operational, and Political *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How do you make the livable arterials a reality? Flexible design guidelines like the CNU/ITE Manual enable the opportunities; yet, the art of actual implementation lies in a community's ability to design and integrate the needs of a corridor's many interest groups. This session will focus on the art of integrating the technical, operational, and political aspects of integrated land use and transportation corridor solutions. Case studies from Florida, North Carolina, and Colorado will illustrate the built examples, and more importantly the stories behind the examples that expanded technical objectives, created new operating assumptions, and ensured political longevity to make them a reality. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Troy P. Russ, Principal, Glatting Jackson, Kercher, Anglin, Inc.
     Eric Dumbaugh, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
     Bill Cowern, Transportation Operations Engineer, City of Boulder
     Rob Hume, PE, - Design Engineer, Kimley-Horn and Associates

C. Comprehensive New Urbanism for Comprehensive Plans *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the application of the Charter and the Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism to city-level comprehensive plans, as leaders from design, planning, transportation and economics illustrate how comprehensive plans can elevate the importance of character and quality of place while pursuing goals for sustainability. Topics include mapping of the form and character of the community with the transect, strategies for moving commute trips onto transit, meaningful economic analysis, visioning techniques, and setting the stage for coding and implementation. The session will include panel presentations and in-depth discussion in breakout groups. This is an opportunity to learn about techniques in use, consider ideas that are still evolving, and voice your own perspective on how best to put the Charter Principles and the Canons to work as we plan cities and towns. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Gianni Longo, President, ACP Visioning & Planning
     Alan Loomis, Prinicpal Urban Desinger, City of Glendale
     Abigail Thorne-Lyman, Principal, Strategic Economics
     Matt Raimi, Principal, Raimi + Associates, Inc.
     Jennifer Carlat, Community Plans Manager, Metro Nashville/Davidson County Planning Department

D. Building Beautifully: Placing Craftsmanship Alongside Architecture and Urbanism in New Urbanism *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The growing critique of many new urbanist developments is that the architecture and build quality do not measure up to the quality of the urbanism. In an era of economic uncertainty, the fear is that desperation in the development community will lead to a race to the bottom, with quality and environment being thrown overboard in the rush to survive. This session will examine the role of long-lived, resilient and quality-centered approach to building, looking at the tools New Urbanists use to move from the master plan to the architecture and construction, at the potential for good craft-based jobs to be a factor in a resurgent economy of value rather than consumption, and at The Prince's Foundation's ongoing work integrating building crafts and design education in Britain and Jamaica as well as its nascent work in New Orleans. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
     Ben Bolgar, Director of Design Theory and Networks, Princes Foundation for the Built Environment
     Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild

E. Sustainable Retail Development: Principles and Techniques *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Developing successful retail centers is one of the more difficult aspects of New Urbanism in good economic conditions, let alone the current crisis. Many planned town centers have failed to attract key retailers or to meet essential industry performance standards. This session will examine proven retail design and merchandising principles and illustrate applications for to historic cities, suburban retrofits and new urbanist communities. Participants will review necessary demographics profiles, site planning, tenant mix, anchor placement, vehicular circulation patterns, and modern retail principles essential to improve existing center performance or to plan for new competitive town centers. Successful built case studies will be reviewed. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
     Mark Sardegna, Vice President, Elkus Manfedi
     Terry Shook, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley Architects

F. Retail: Delivering the Promise *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 11 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Delve into the nitty gritty of what works and what doesn’t for New Urbanist retail development – and why we have so far failed to deliver the “promise of retail.” Developers both small and large will discuss management, leasing, balancing competing stakeholders, and planning the customer experience. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225) * Co-sponsored by the National Town Builders Association.

     Macon Toledano, Vice President, LeylandAlliance LLC
     Dana Nottingham, Executive Director, Miami Downtown Development Authority
     Rob Spanier, Vice President, Live Work Learn Play LLP
     Max Reim, Principal and Co-Managing Partner, Live Work Learn Play LLP

G. Achieving Sustainability Using Form-Based Codes and the Transect *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Form-Based Codes have proven to be highly effective tools for enabling communities to implement their sustainability goals in many aspects ranging from reducing carbon emission by promoting compact development to promoting green infrastructure, stormwater management, and the integration of agriculture into projects. In addition, the Organizing Principle of the Transect is being used to create systems and standards for everything from complete streets and sustainable infrastructure to standards that address complex environmental thresholds at a regional scale. This session will discuss how these tools are being utilized to effectively implement various aspects of sustainability. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Daniel Parolek, AIA,, Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
     Bry Sarte, Principal, Sherwood Design Engineers
     Leslie Oberholtzer, Director of Planning, Farr Associates
     John Hitchcock, Planning and Evaluation Branch Chief, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

H. A Family Affair with Architecture and Urbanism *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rob and Leon Krier have influenced architecture and urbanism for the past 30 years. Born in Luxemburg, the brothers witnessed their hometown devastated by poor planning decisions and low-grade buildings, leading them to study the root causes or non-contextual developments. Embracing the principles and techniques of traditional architecture and urbanism, they both have rigorously documented urban places and elements of architecture, sharing this body of knowledge through numerous drawings and ideograms. Incorporating the lessons learned and respecting the history and culture of the regions that they work in, they have produced a canonical oeuvre, proving that it is possible to design and build today embracing equitable social ideals, cultural heritage, and spatially humane places. This moderated session will celebrate their personal journeys and development from collaboration on competitions, modest projects, to building large-scale communities. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Rob Krier, Principal, Krier – Kohl Architects
     Léon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner
     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist

I. Implementation Strategies for Transit-Oriented Development *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Though the real estate market in the US has come to a virtual standstill, one market that remains viable is Transit-Oriented Development. In fact, evidence is emerging that housing and mixed-use development within walking distance of high quality transit service has retained its value during the downturn and is expected to remain solid. Whether you call it "walkable urbanism" or TOD, the diversity, flexibility, affordablity and location efficiency of these places is likely to help them remain attractive and priority locations for public investment. Come hear from the nation's leading TOD implentors about cutting edge research and techniques for linking transit and development, including presentations on market analysis, value creation and value capture, working with transit agencies, structuring public-private partnerships and building great places. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Shelley Poticha, Executive Director, Center for Transit-Oriented Development, Reconnecting America
     Art Lomenick, Managing Director, Trammell Crow
     Will Fleissig, Principal and Director of Development, Urban Villages, Inc.
     GB Arrington, Principal Practice Leader, Vice President, PB PlaceMaking
     Nadine Fogarty, Principal, Strategic Economics
     Catherine Cox Blair , Program Director, Reconnecting America

J. Retrofitting Suburbia *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn from the authors of the book Retrofitting Suburbia about a range of innovative urbanizing solutions that have been proposed and implemented converting single-use, low-density suburban property types into more sustainable places. Designers, developers and public planners will learn successful techniques, as well as potential pitfalls for transforming dying malls, moribund strips, outmoded office parks, aging garden apartment complexes and more. The presentation of in-depth case studies will be followed by a more speculative discussion about larger strategies for retrofitting the underlying systems of sprawl itself and producing an incremental metropolitanism. Registration includes a copy of Retrofitting Suburbia ($75 value). (Fees: Before May 8: CNU member: $135, non CNU-member: $205; After May 8: CNU member: $155, non CNU-member: $225)

     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
     June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture - School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture, The City College of New York/CUNY

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Initiative Meetings

LEED-ND Working Session

AICP CM credits approved: 6
AIA approved credits to-date: 6
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Initiative Meetings
Plaza Ballroom F Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LEED-ND, a rating system for green urbanism, is nearing completion. Along with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, CNU will be sending the final draft to members for ballot and approval Summer 2009. Not sure how to vote? Several leading New Urbanists who helped create the LEED-ND rating system will walk you through applying the rating system to real world projects in Colorado and update you on the recent changes to help inform your balloting decision.

     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
     Susan Mudd, Environmental Attorney, Board Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
     Victor Dover, Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners
     Jessica Cogan Millman, President, The Agora Group, LLC
     Ted Bardacke, Senior Associate, Global Green USA -- Green Urbanism Program
     Laurie Volk, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc
     Elizabeth Moule, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
     Jonathan F.p. Rose , President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC

Optimizing Urban Structure: Toward an Integrated New Urbanist Model

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Initiative Meetings
Governor's Square 12 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Urban structuring must optimize access, exchange, retail, ‘Movement Economy’, and public transport from neighborhoods to regions and their centers. But modern impediments include America’s ‘Functional Classification’ road system, retail orthodoxy, and fragmented “neighborhood units” following the 1929 Perry diagram. After clarifying the challenges, presenters will propose urban structuring solutions including case studies and diagrams, followed by lively debate. Warning: children and small dogs may be frightened!

     Michael Mehaffy, Project Manager, Structura Naturalis Inc.
     Richard Hall, PE, President, Hall Planning & Engineering Inc.
     Yodan Rofe, Senior Lecturer, J.Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research University of the Negev
     Paul Murrain , Urban Design Consultant, Senior Fellow of the Princes Foundation for the Built Environment
     Evan Jones, National Planning Director, Multiplex
     Douglas Duany
     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design

Accessibility Luncheon

AICP CM credits approved: 0
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Initiative Meetings
Governor's Square 14 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

The truth of the matter is, most people simply want to age in place. Unfortunately, their homes and neighborhoods won’t let them do this gracefully. Unsupportive housing, transportation and community design keep many disabled and aging people from fully participating in society. And, as mobility declines, people find they have to move often because just a few features of the built environment present insurmountable barriers. This luncheon provides a forum for discussing critical issues about accessibility and visitable housing in New Urbanism.

     Jonathan White, Senior Research Aide, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University at Buffalo
     Michael E. O'Neal
     M. Scott Ball, Senior Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Affordability Lunch

AICP CM credits approved:
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Initiative Meetings
Plaza Ballroom E Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

CNU has a past track record of ground breaking initiatives with HUD. CNU held two summits on creative ways to address affordable housing. Hear from Neal Payton Ray Gindroz and Elinor Bacon and others about the latest CNU initiatives, how it may impact your work, and how to get involved.

     Neal Payton, AIA, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners
     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates

Project for Transportation Reform Lunch

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Initiative Meetings
Governor's Square 15 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

The Project for Transportation Reform (PTR), a CNU initiative promoting the implementation of connected, multi-modal street networks as the answer to many of our transportation, safety, land use and urban design problems, has made a great deal of progress since its initiation. Besides reducing carbon emissions, improved street network connectivity has been demonstrated to increase pedestrian safety, increase vehicular capacity, reduce emergency response time, create higher land values, promote economic viability of cities, towns and main streets and contribute to a sense of place. Following a brief presentation by Billy Hattaway of VHB, this initiative meeting will function as an opportunity to interact on topics such as freeway teardown, emergency responders, the CNU ITE partnership on street design and more.

     Marcy McInelly, AIA, Principal, SERA/Urbsworks Architecture & Urban Design
     Norman Garrick, Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering , University of Connecticut
     Billy L. Hattaway, P.E., Managing Director of Transportation - Florida, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

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Guided Tours

Tour 1. Sustaining the Core: Examining Infill in Downtown Boulder *

AICP CM credits approved: 6.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Experience the best of Boulder on foot and by bus. Step off the RTD express service in Downtown Boulder and learn about residential infill related to vertical mixed use, affordable housing, and compatible development in single-family neighborhoods. (Fee: $50)

Tour 2. Vail's New Dawn *

AICP CM credits approved: 8
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Kick off your Denver visit with a Rocky Mountain High by touring one of North America's top ski resort towns. Vail's European-inspired pedestrian village is experiencing a New Dawn - over $3 billion in redevelopment recently completed or underway. Hear how Vail Resorts and the Town of Vail collaborated to implement the LionsHead Master Plan (1998) and transform Vail Square - a 2.27-acre site featuring a 36-room luxury hotel, 67 private residents, vibrant streetscapes, and approximately 33,000 square feet of new retail and restaurants. Learn about Vail's upcoming 9.5-acre, $1 billion "Ever Vail" development, the nation's largest LEED-ND project at a resort. (Fee: $100)

Tour 3. Denver's Union Station: Recreating Denver's Rail Gateway *

AICP CM credits approved: 2.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sponsored by Continuum Partners LLC Denver Union Station (DUS) will, over the next few years, reclaim its status as the rail gateway to Denver. Using the concept of the "Transit District," DUS will be the hub of the regional transit system, accommodating the Mall Shuttle, commuter rail, light rail, regional bus, Amtrak, and other services. In addition to interconnected transportation modes, the Transit District incorporates linked public spaces and mixed-use development. This tour will highlight the arrangement of the site elements and the master planning, zoning, urban design, and environmental processes that set the stage for the immanent start of construction for this grand project. (Fee: $30)

     Tyler Gibbs, Manager of Planning Implementation, AIA, City and County of Denver’s Department of Community Planning and Development
     Eric Anderson, Senior Project Manager, ASLA
     Terry Shook, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley Architects

Tour 4a. Inside the Skyline: Denver's Thriving CBD *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Walk and explore Denver's Central Business District, the city's vibrant urban core centered along 16th and 17th Streets. The city's best "people-watching" place is along 16th Street, a mile-long pedestrian and transit mall lined with an eclectic mix of shops and a diverse pedestrian population. The free Mall Shuttle stops at every cross street along 16th, extending a pedestrian's reach throughout Downtown. 17th Street, known as the "Wall Street of the Rockies," features the city's Financial District and a spectrum of commercial architecture from stately Victorian-era banks and hotels to soaring glass-and-steel skyscrapers. Other stops along the way include the Federal District, Skyline Park, and Writer Square. (Fee: $25)

Tour 5. Comparative Urbanism in Boulder *

AICP CM credits approved: 5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Explore the Holiday project, which includes retail, office and residential uses within a redeveloped portion of Boulder. A variety of environmental design elements were also employed to minimize impacts and manage natural resources on the site. Tour the project with the master developers and the site planners to get an inside look at putting new urbanism to work, and integrating affordable housing (40% of the residential component) in an elegant and successful approach. You'll also visit Uptown Broadway, another mixed-use project adjacent to Holiday, which uses a different approach to organize the uses within the site. Tour that project with the site planner and architect to gain insights for integrating urbanism in a redeveloping area. (Fee: $50)

Tour 6. Retrofitting the Suburbs for TOD *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

How has the market and local governments responded to the introduction of light rail along the highest-value interstate corridor in metro Denver? This tour will visit station areas in suburban jurisdictions to find out. Participants will see how Greenwood Village is planning and implementing a new “village center” focused on one of its stations, how a new office mixed-use development came to be built at the end of the line in unincorporated Douglas County, and various other projects that required new thinking about how this quarter of the region should be developed now that it has rail transit. (Fee: $35)

Tour 7. Crafting an Urban Campus *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Auraria Campus is home to three different institutions of higher education. The campus was designed as an island with pavilion buildings, and for 30 years the campus has distanced itself from the City. A new master plan in 2007 has put the campus on a path to become a part of a vibrant downtown. Two of the stops on the tour will feature student housing projects that have been changing the face of the Auraria Campus, and providing downtown with more 24/7 residents. The rest of the tour will focus on understanding the 2007 Master Plan and how it will transform the campus. Tour participants will get a unique view of the new Science Building addition, which provides a glimpse to the changing face of the campus. (Fee: $30)

Tour 8. Denver's Evolving TOD Neighborhoods *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) Guided Tours

Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This tour will visit evolving Denver neighborhoods located along the recently constructed Southeast light rail corridor adjacent to I-25. In one station area participants will see how planners worked to connect and protect the historic fabric that grew up along Denver’s long-vanished streetcar network while finding opportunities for new transit-supportive development, in another participants will see a university campus providing valuable off-peak trips to the transit system, and in a third stop participants will hear how developers are taking an unfinished office/entertainment complex adjacent to a station and turning it into mixed use. (Fee: $35)

Tour 9. The Big Picture: Urban Denver Orientation *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is this your first time in Denver and want to get the lay of the land? Or maybe you just want to get that "big picture" view of what's happening in central Denver from an urban development perspective? Either way, the Urban Denver Orientation tour is for you! This charter bus tour will begin in Downtown and weave its way throughout Denver's diverse center city districts, each a mix of old and new urbanism and each with its own unique character, uses and densities. The tour also passes many of Denver's key institutions, attractions, architectural icons, and other urban elements that contribute to the making of a great city. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a sweeping overview of all that central Denver has to offer. (Fee: $40)

Tour 10a. Looking Good in LoDo *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Lower Downtown, or "LoDo" as it's known locally, represents one of the greatest urban revitalization stories in the country. This area was Denver's commercial center from the city's founding in 1858 through the early part of the 20th century. But by the 1970s, LoDo had become the city's skid row and, as late as the 1980s, was dominated by vacant buildings, crumbling infrastructure, vagrants, graffiti and litter. Thanks in part to the creation of the Lower Downtown Historic District and the construction of Coors Field, the area has been completely revitalized and is now home to lofts, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and art galleries. New construction mixed-use projects are now common throughout LoDo, as you'll see on this exciting walking tour. (Fee: $25)

Tour 11. From Runways to an Urban Community *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Join us for a multi-modal tour as we arrive by bus to the Stapleton neighborhood, the former site of the Stapleton International Airport. Stapleton is the largest urban redevelopment community in the nation and has transformed from a busy airport to a place to live, work, shop and play. Plans call for 12,000 homes and apartments, 10 million square feet of office development and 3 million square feet of retail in a 20-year build out. We’ll explore the development by bicycle, moving through neighborhoods to focus on the transportation system, development patterns and parks and open space. (Fee: $50)

     Angie Malpiede, Stapleton Transportation Management Association
     Tom Gleason, Vice President for Public Relations, Forest City Stapleton, Inc.

Tour 12. Lessons from Metro Denver's First TOD *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Englewood and Littleton are inner-ring suburbs where new rail transit service began eight years ago. What can we learn from their experiences? This tour will visit the region’s first TOD experiment, CityCenter Englewood, to see how it has matured and what new challenges it faces. Participants will then travel a couple stops down the Southwest Corridor to Littleton, whose historic Main Street is located a short walk from the downtown station and is starting to see new mixed-use development, and to Mineral Avenue Station, where TOD has been absent despite the desires of both the city and transit agency. (Fee: $35)

     Bill Sirois, Manager, RTD FasTracks

Tour 13a. Cultural Revolution: Civic Center and 14th Street *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Walk along 14th Street and see over $1 billion in public and private investment that is remaking the street and helping link it to Denver's historic Civic Center Park. Denver's performing arts complex and newly-expanded convention center, new hotels and condominium towers, and a planned streetscape makeover are transforming 14th into a vibrant pedestrian-friendly corridor that leads directly to Civic Center Park with its concentration of the city's top cultural and government institutions. At Civic Center, see where the proposed Clyfford Still Museum and Colorado History Museum projects will join the recently completed Daniel Libeskind-designed expansion of the Denver Art Museum to further strengthen Denver's cultural and architectural offerings. (Fee: $25)

Tour 14. Rail Returns to Historic Five Points *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Five Points, “the Harlem of the West” (as it was recently called by The New York Times), is an historic community east of downtown Denver that was once well-served by the city’s extensive streetcar system. Light-rail returned to Welton Street 15 years ago, but investment has been slow to follow—although the trend has heated up in the past seven years. On this combination rail-walking tour, participants will see the legacy of the connection between Denver’s early urban fabric and public transit, and the challenge of integrating our contemporary built environment with its modern transit successor. (Fee: $35)

Tour 15. Base to Bling: Two Military Transformations on the Front Range *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Experience two successful but contrasting redevelopment projects that have transformed surplus military facilities into prominent community showpieces. The Fitzsimons campus, where President Eisenhower was once treated, combines its historical significance with the renowned University of Colorado Hospital (and associated Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry) and the elite Children’s Hospital of Denver. In contrast, the former Lowry Air Force base has been remade into an exciting mixed-use community with nearly half of the site preserved as parkland, over one hundred employers, 4,500 homes and a hangar reused as the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. (Fee: $40)

Tour 16a. Coming Full Circle at the Confluence *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

The confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River was where Denver was born 150 years ago as a fledgling collection of homes and shops. Eventually transforming into a massive rail yard serving nearby Union Station, the area fell into disrepair and underutilization in the post-War era. Poor access, crumbling infrastructure, contamination, and floodplain issues complicated the area's redevelopment. But, after more than two decades of planning and significant public and private investment, the Central Platte Valley and Lower Highland districts, as the area is now known, have been reborn and once again feature homes, shops, a string of new riverside parks, and a trio of iconic pedestrian bridges. Explore this booming area on foot and see why it has become Downtown's trendiest new mixed-use neighborhood. (Fee: $25)

Tour 4b. Inside the Skyline: Denver's Thriving CBD *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Walk and explore Denver's Central Business District, the city's vibrant urban core centered along 16th and 17th Streets. The city's best "people-watching" place is along 16th Street, a mile-long pedestrian and transit mall lined with an eclectic mix of shops and a diverse pedestrian population. The free Mall Shuttle stops at every cross street along 16th, extending a pedestrian's reach throughout Downtown. 17th Street, known as the "Wall Street of the Rockies," features the city's Financial District and a spectrum of commercial architecture from stately Victorian-era banks and hotels to soaring glass-and-steel skyscrapers. Other stops along the way include the Federal District, Skyline Park, and Writer Square. (Fee: $25)

Self-Guided Tour: Bradburn Village

AICP CM credits approved:
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New Urbanism: How Design Builds Community. Bradburn Village Resident and Planner Led Walking Tour. Friday June 12th 4-5pm. Park Party at Bradburn Green to follow. In keeping with the CNU 17 focus of understanding the significance New Urbanism plays during economic downturns, an additional ‘experience’ is being offered. Join Bradburn residents, business owners, the developer, and city planners on a walking tour of the neighborhood, Friday, June 12th from 4-5 p.m. as we discuss and critique the practical aspects of Bradburn Village, a New Urbanist development 20 minutes north of downtown Denver. We’ll rediscover how the tenants of New Urbanism (walkability, housing diversity, mixed use, and public space) have greater value in world with an uncertain economic future. The tour will pay special attention to the way Bradburn’s New Urbanist design fosters the development of a strong sense of place and the resulting human connections; intangible qualities planners and designers often find difficult to replicate. Break for dinner in the neighborhood from 5-6 P.M. and after, join Bradburn residents for a beer at their standing neighborhood park party on Bradburn Green from 6:30 p.m. to whenever. To learn more about Bradburn’s sense of place click on the links below: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/09/kegger_time_in.php http://www.terrain.org/unsprawl/22/

Tour 17. West Metro Denver's Historic Downtowns: Arvada and Golden *

AICP CM credits approved: 2.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM

This tour will take you to two west metro Denver downtowns that are nearly as old and historic as Denver itself: Olde Town Arvada and Downtown Golden. In Arvada, you’ll see how the historic core area is being infused with new residential units and mixed-use development in anticipation of a new commuter rail station planned for the area. Following that, head west toward the Rocky Mountain foothills to visit downtown Golden, the one-time capital of the Colorado Territory during the 1860s. While downtown Golden is slightly beyond the reach of the upcoming West Corridor light rail line, it still is experiencing significant new mixed-use investment along Washington Avenue, the town’s main street that still retains much of its Western flavor. (Fee: $40)

     Mark Heller, Executive Director, APA, AICP, CNU, Golden Urban Renewal Authority

Tour 18. New Places in Old Neighborhoods: Cherry Creek North *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Set among Denver’s most affluent neighborhood, the Cherry Creek North district continues to be on the leading edge of place-making. Explore this 16-block high-end mixed-use district that contains over 320 restaurants, shops, galleries, and high-end residential uses. Recent developments, such as Clayton Lane and NorthCreek, have integrated hotel, national retail, office, and residential into the existing “boutique” shopping area. Clayton Lane evolved from a freestanding Sears store with a 650-car parking lot into a dynamic, dense, vertical, and integrated mixed-use development while NorthCreek, currently under construction, is reinforcing the district’s upscale residential and retail appeal. The Cherry Creek North BID is currently planning an $18.5 million streetscape upgrade that will help ensure the success of the area into the future. (Fee: $35)

Tour 19. Reclaiming Denver's Riverfront *

AICP CM credits approved: 2.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Ride the Cherry Creek and Platte River bike trails and examine some of Denver’s most intense sites for redevelopment. As Denver prepares for the expansion of its light rail system and redevelopment of Union Station, close-in neighborhoods are seeing renewed activity. Former industrial areas along the South Platte River are seeing new life as residential and arts districts. Bicycle over to the River North (RiNo) arts district and see TAXI, a unique live/work development on the site of an old Yellow Cab terminal. (Fee: $30)

     Jill Hadley Hooper, Ironton Studios and Gallery
     Kyle Zeppelin, Zeppelin Development

Tour 13b. Cultural Revolution: Civic Center and 14th Street *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Walk along 14th Street and see over $1 billion in public and private investment that is remaking the street and helping link it to Denver's historic Civic Center Park. Denver's performing arts complex and newly-expanded convention center, new hotels and condominium towers, and a planned streetscape makeover are transforming 14th into a vibrant pedestrian-friendly corridor that leads directly to Civic Center Park with its concentration of the city's top cultural and government institutions. At Civic Center, see where the proposed Clyfford Still Museum and Colorado History Museum projects will join the recently completed Daniel Libeskind-designed expansion of the Denver Art Museum to further strengthen Denver's cultural and architectural offerings. (Fee: $25)

Tour 21. Revitalizing Denver's Main Street: East Coalfax *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:15 PM - 5:15 PM

East Colfax Avenue is Denver's historic, rough-around-the-edges main street that is bordered by some of the city's most dense residential districts and is currently undergoing a noticeable transformation as central Denver continues to revitalize. The City's first foray into form-based zoning is along East Colfax, and the effects are already starting to show as new projects come down the pipeline. As part of this tour, you'll visit the redeveloped historic Lowenstein Theater that now features an independent book, music store, and eateries, and hear the project's story from the developer. The tour will conclude with a walk to nearby City Park, Denver's most amenity-rich park, to see a new high- rise development on the site of a former hospital. (Fee: $35)

     Charles Wooley, President, St. Charles Town Company

Tour 10b. Looking Good in LoDo *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Saturday, June 13, 2009 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Lower Downtown, or "LoDo" as it's known locally, represents one of the greatest urban revitalization stories in the country. This area was Denver's commercial center from the city's founding in 1858 through the early part of the 20th century. But by the 1970s, LoDo had become the city's skid row and, as late as the 1980s, was dominated by vacant buildings, crumbling infrastructure, vagrants, graffiti and litter. Thanks in part to the creation of the Lower Downtown Historic District and the construction of Coors Field, the area has been completely revitalized and is now home to lofts, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and art galleries. New construction mixed-use projects are now common throughout LoDo, as you'll see on this exciting walking tour. (Fee: $25)

Tour 22. America's Coolest Neighborhood: Prospect *

AICP CM credits approved: 4.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

In April, 2002, Dwell Magazine called Prospect “America’s Coolest Neighborhood”. Prospect, designed by Andres Duany and DPZ, has evolved in the last ten years to include a wide mix of uses and a variety of housing types designed in a broad range of architectural styles. Tour Prospect with Andres Duany “Renegade Developer” Kiki Wallace (as dwell called him), and town designer Mark Sofield to learn lessons about how New Urbanism can allow a neighborhood to grow and evolve without loosing its original vision. Walk the community and gain insights from the site planner and developer about planning and designing lasting neighborhoods. (Fee: $70)

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Tour 16b. Coming Full Circle at the Confluence *

AICP CM credits approved: 1.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River was where Denver was born 150 years ago as a fledgling collection of homes and shops. Eventually transforming into a massive rail yard serving nearby Union Station, the area fell into disrepair and underutilization in the post-War era. Poor access, crumbling infrastructure, contamination, and floodplain issues complicated the area's redevelopment. But, after more than two decades of planning and significant public and private investment, the Central Platte Valley and Lower Highland districts, as the area is now known, have been reborn and once again feature homes, shops, a string of new riverside parks, and a trio of iconic pedestrian bridges. Explore this booming area on foot and see why it has become Downtown's trendiest new mixed-use neighborhood. (Fee: $25)

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Experiences

Highlands Garden Village Experience *

AICP CM credits approved: 5.5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Northwest Denver’s Highlands' Garden Village sits on 27 acres of land that formerly housed the old Elitch Gardens Amusement Park. Old Elitch’s was a Denver attraction for more than a century, operating first as a zoo and botanic garden and then as an amusement park until 1994. In 1998, development group Perry-Rose, LLC, started to transform the site into a diverse, mixed-use, infill community. Today, Highlands Garden Village is home to 306 diversely priced homes including single-family dwellings, a co-housing development, apartments, carriage homes, and senior and affordable housing. The site is framed by 90,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, an adjacent charter school and more than 140,000 SF of open space in the form of parks, connecting promenades, and plazas. The site maintains a connection with its rich history through the adaptive re-use of 38,000 square feet of historic buildings, including the Elitch Theater and the Carousel building. Experience how each of Highlands Garden Village’s diverse elements demonstrate the New Urbanism and provide unique placemaking opportunities in one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU Member: $75, non CNU-Member: $95, After May 8: CNU Member: $85, non CNU-Member: $105)

     Linda Purcell, Principal, Architecture PML
     Alan Colussy, AIA, Principal Architect, Klipp
     Jim Bershof, Principal
     Fred Corn, Neighborhood Representative
     Fred Corn, Neighborhood Representative
     Mary Anderies, Housing Consultant, West Highlands Neighborhood Association
     Chuck Perry, Managing Partner, Perry Rose LLC
     Ron Tilton, President, FirstBank of Denver

Stapleton Experience *

AICP CM credits approved: 5.25
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Forest City’s redevelopment of the former Stapleton airport is the largest urban infill redevelopment in the country. In 1998, Peter Calthorpe created a master plan for the 4,700 acre site that includes a wide range of housing, retail and open space based on New Urbanist principles. The Master Plan calls for more than 1,100 acres of parks and open space, 13 million square feet of office and retail space and 12,000 residential units. Ten years into the redevelopment, Stapleton has won numerous awards for design and sustainability and is touted as a model for new urbanism worldwide. Come experience it for yourself and see how the vision is becoming reality. (Fees: Before May 8: CNU Member: $75, non CNU-Member: $95, After May 8: CNU Member: $85, non CNU-Member: $105)

     James D. Chrisman, Senior Vice President , Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
     Tasha Jones, Director of Marketing, Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
     Heidi Majerik, Director of Development, Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
     Multiple Local Residents, Stapleton United Neighbors
     Brian Shea, Partner, Cooper, Robertson & Partners
     Tim Van Meter, AIA, Partner, Van Meter Williams Pollack

Belmar Experience *

AICP CM credits approved: 5
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Friday, June 12, 2009 11:15 AM - 4:15 PM

Belmar, Lakewood’s new downtown, is a 22-city-block, mixed-use redevelopment of a blighted, 1960’s-era shopping mall. The 106-acre site, once dominated by the shopping- mall’s massive building and surface parking, has been transformed using New Urbanist principles into a new downtown for Lakewood. Belmar integrates housing, entertainment, art, retail and employment around a pedestrian-friendly street grid. Belmar was developed with a focus on environmental and economic sustainability by maximizing the use of developable land, design that minimizes the need for automobile trips, and buildings and infrastructure that are built to last and conserve energy and water. Come see New Urbanism in action on one of the most innovative greyfield redevelopments in the country! (Fees: Before May 8: CNU Member: $75, non CNU-Member: $95, After May 8: CNU Member: $85, non CNU-Member: $105)

     Tom Gougeon, Principal and Chief Development Officer, Continuum Partners LLC
     Dick Farley, FAIA, Principal, Civitas Inc.
     Jay Hutchison, PE, Director of Public Works
     Michael J. Rock, City Manager, City of Lakewood
     Tim Van Meter, AIA, Partner, Van Meter Williams Pollack
     Roger Pecsok, Principal and Development Director, Continuum Partners, LLC
     Rebecca Clark, AICP, Director of Community Planning and Development, City of Lakewood
     Paul Rice, Jr., AICP, Principal Planner, City of Lakewood
     Multiple Local Business Owners, Belmar Businesses

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Partner Events

C. THE ABCs OF FORM-BASED CODING *

AICP CM credits approved: 9
AIA approved credits to-date: 9
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Governor's Square 17 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM

AICP hours: 9, AIA credits: N/A Increasingly, Americans are choosing to live and work in walkable, diverse communities with transit options when these communities are available. Policy makers are beginning to realize the best way to reduce carbon emissions is to develop in a more compact urban pattern. Nevertheless, poor urban design persists. Why? Unless the right implementation tools are being used, better design is difficult to mandate. Join us to learn about Form-Based Coding, the widely accepted solution. The Form-Based Codes Institute is offering an abbreviated version of its acclaimed Introduction to Form-Based Coding at a greatly reduced registration fee. Register now at www.formbasedcodes.org. Continental breakfast provided.

     Victor Dover, Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners
     Bill Spikowski, Principal, Spikowski Planning Associates

A. HI-TECH/HI-TOUCH PUBLIC MEETING FACILITATION TOOLS FOR CHARRETTES *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.75
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.75
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Tower Court A Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AICP hours: 3.75, AIA credits: N/A How can visualization, computer mapping, and collaborative networking tools increase the effectiveness of charrettes for transforming communities? Learn how to add instant feedback and analysis to your charrettes. In this session you will gain a practical knowledge of how innovative high-tech planning tools can be applied to a multiple-day charrette. Bill Lennertz from NCI and Ken Snyder from PlaceMatters will provide a hands-on training with tech tools intertwined with traditional charrette techniques including: keypad polling, scenario planning/impact analysis tools, online collaborative authoring/feedback tools, and innovative visualization and mapping tools. Cost: $125. Register at www.charretteinstitute.org.

     Bill Lennertz, Executive Director, National Charrette Institute
     Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Planning Solutions, PlaceMatters

B. Settlements for the 21st Century *

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Grand Ballroom II Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

“So many things have broken in the last 9 months, that the most amazingly close-minded people are now looking for ideas, not just resisting ideas, and I have never been more excited at the prospects of changing things as I am now.”-Andres Duany

This free workshop is designed to bring together leading practitioners to share innovative ideas and seed a larger campaign for moving forward a viable development agenda for the 21st century. Now is a critical time to lay the groundwork to structure the kinds of places where we all want to live and work. The 21st century has presented us with three overlapping crises: environmental, economic and social. While the New Urbanism offers a partial solution to all three, it also becomes partly obsolete as the outline of the future emerges. We must evolve a "new" New Urbanism. The presentations offered in this seminar are the ones that DPZ staff would make to each other at our annual "Meet." Because the techniques this year are of general importance and urgency, we thought that they should be made available simultaneously to anyone interested. These include:

Preparing for the 21st Century

Agricultural Urbanism: The ever increasing concerns regarding the quality, availability, cost and carbon footprint of our food supply pose a series of challenges that New Urbanists are well equipped to address. If adapted to the rural-to-urban Transect, food production at every T-Zone could provide environmental benefits, food security and social capital. "Ag is the new golf," says Andrés Duany. Topic leader: Andrés Duany. Textbook: Handbook for Agricultural Urbanism

Green Marketing: "Real estate consumers will not necessarily tolerate being hectored to, nor can they be expected to behave ethically. There is more than one way to market green. We have identified at least four distinct messages." Topic Leader: Andrés Duany

Light Imprint Infrastructure: There are no loans and there is no money to throw away in gold-plated infrastructure. Restore the common sense way of building roads and handling water that were common at a time when developers while poorer had to be smarter. The Light Imprint Handbook presents a toolbox of over sixty intelligent infrastructure strategies, from the regional to the building scale for integrating sustainability with community design. Topic Leader: Tom Low. Textbook: Light Imprint Handbook: Integrating Sustainability and Community Design.

Secure Settlements: Studies show that the environmental and economic crises will likely generate new levels of social insecurity—indeed anarchy—that the open New Urbanist communities will be unable to resist. It is possible that we should be precautionary and not have our communities, fifty years from now, be on the losing end of history. We must handle the requisite open network while preparing for a reversion to what has been the way of the world throughout most of history. Suburbia’s one response has been to invent the gated community, but the New Urbanism has a more sophisticated palette of options to provide varying degrees of security. Topic Leader: Andrés Duany.

Sprawl Repair:The sixty-year investment in suburban sprawl has proven to be dysfunctional in every possible way. New Urbanists have long identified this as a problem, and yet we cannot abandon that misguided investment that today represents more than fifty percent of the urban fabric of America. Ironically, part of the answer lies in the fortuitous presence of large, single-use, single-owner tracts. What are the techniques for repairing each of the suburban types that occupy these parcels? Topic Leader: Galina Tahchieva. Textbook: Sprawl Repair Manual.

Lifelong Communities: The great demographic bubble of the baby boomers is now aging. Suburbia is very ill-equipped to serve their needs. Together with the AARP, DPZ has developed an understanding of how the New Urbanism, while remaining the best possible habitat for seniors, can be ever more tuned to make retirement communities obsolete. Topic Leader: Scott Ball. Textbook: Age Inclusive Community Planning Evaluation Toolbox and Typology Guidebook.

Smart Buildings: Housing, live-work units, shops and schools can be designed to be small, affordable and incremental. What well-intentioned American builders, planning agencies, and social housing providers have been doing has not been good enough. Most of the creative solutions have been confined to policy and economics when, in fact, design contributes very substantially to the necessary models. Smart buildings take us back to the last time our society provided good buildings for regular folk without subsidies. Topic leaders: Matt Lambert & Tom Low. Textbook - Learning Cottages and Neighborly Schools: Concept and Design Guidelines.

     Thomas E. Low, AIA, LEED, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

D. BRINGING THE CITY TO LIFE *

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Tower Court C Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you interested in learning hands on about energy efficient indoor and outdoor lighting?

Have you heard the buzz words of outdoor lighting: “LED’s”, “White Light”, “Induction Lighting” and wanted to learn more about these lighting trends and how you can incorporate them into your city or development?

Are you interested in learning about what new lighting technologies are in the market place that can help enhance your designs?

Then you should plan to attend the Wednesday June 10, 2009 “Bringing The City To Life” lighting seminar at the The Sheraton Denver. This lighting seminar will be hosted by Philips Lighting. For more information visit www.philips.com/urbanstreets
This program will focus on the use of lighting in designing more livable cities. We will discuss how, through proper lighting we can all design cities that create an inviting livable experience at night as well as during the day.

Renowned Lighting designer Denise Fong of Candela design will discuss key lighting trends and new technologies that can help create a sustainable and livable city environment. While Patricia Becker and Jeff Kramer of Philips Lighting will lead a “hands on” training workshop of today’s sustainable lighting technologies for both indoor and outdoor lighting applications.

Whether you are a developer, a lighting designer, a building manager, or a municipality leader you will walk away from this seminar having learned something new and valuable!!

To register for this event: Contact Brian Sok @ 847.390.5054 or brian.sok@philips.com

Cost: $20 payable at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the University of Colorado at Boulder Building Systems Program.

E. SUSTAINABLE URBANISM: ADVANCED METRICS AND TECHNIQUES OF LEED-ND *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.75
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Tower Court A Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn the techniques and metrics to implement LEED-ND and Sustainable Urbanism--the integration of walkable, transit-served urbanism with high performance buildings and infrastructure--as the preferred pattern of sustainable growth and land-use settlement. For details about the event and to register, visit www.farrside.com/events.

     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design

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Special Events

The Next Generation of New Urbanists: A One Day Congress

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Windows Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Next Generation of New Urbanists is open to newcomers and veterans alike. The group began meeting in 2005 to provide a forum for students, young professionals and new members to interact, debate, present their ideas and explore new ways to promote urbanism. Come out and meet a diverse group of members excited to pursue a common mission during and between Congresses.

Open Source Congress at CNU 17

AICP CM credits approved:
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Court 1 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have a topic that you are passionate about and would like to discuss with other Congress members? Are you looking for lively discussion or colleagues ready to pursue a cutting-edge project during and after this year’s Congress? Achievements of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) are driven by small groups of enthusiastic people working together to tackle issues and challenges. The Open Source Congress provides a venue to tap that energy for the ongoing evolution of ideas and initiatives. In Open Source sessions, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working groups. On its surface, Open Source is a fast, low-cost and simple way to organize better, more productive meetings. At a deeper level, it enables participants to actively engage in shared leadership.

Open Source Congress at CNU 17

AICP CM credits approved:
AIA approved credits to-date: N/A
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Plaza Court 1 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM

Do you have a topic that you are passionate about and would like to discuss with other Congress members? Are you looking for lively discussion or colleagues ready to pursue a cutting-edge project during and after this year’s Congress? Achievements of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) are driven by small groups of enthusiastic people working together to tackle issues and challenges. The Open Source Congress provides a venue to tap that energy for the ongoing evolution of ideas and initiatives. In Open Source sessions, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working groups. On its surface, Open Source is a fast, low-cost and simple way to organize better, more productive meetings. At a deeper level, it enables participants to actively engage in shared leadership.

INITIATIVE LUNCHES

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Friday, June 12, 2009 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

This is your chance to get updates on the latest CNU Initiatives that advance the practice of New Urbanism throughout the year. Whether it is CNU’s Climate campaign or the Project for Transportation reform, grab a box lunch for sale and join the movement leaders.

Open Source Congress at CNU 17

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Plaza Court 1 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Do you have a topic that you are passionate about and would like to discuss with other Congress members? Are you looking for lively discussion or colleagues ready to pursue a cutting-edge project during and after this year’s Congress? Achievements of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) are driven by small groups of enthusiastic people working together to tackle issues and challenges. The Open Source Congress provides a venue to tap that energy for the ongoing evolution of ideas and initiatives. In Open Source sessions, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working groups. On its surface, Open Source is a fast, low-cost and simple way to organize better, more productive meetings. At a deeper level, it enables participants to actively engage in shared leadership.

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Social Events

INFORMAL DINNERS

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All days. Feeling social? Meet other people for dinner at proposed restaurants. It’s a great chance to network, share ideas, and make new friends. Onsite, check CNU 17 twitter to see where the action is.

OPENING RECEPTION

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Plaza Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

ORIENTATION BREAKFAST FOR FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES

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Plaza Court 5 Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

EXHIBIT RECEPTION

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Exhibit Hall Sheraton Hotel Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Thursday, June 11, 2009 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us to spend time talking with representatives from the country’s leading New Urbanist firms. From Thursday to Saturday, visit the booths from exhibiting companies.

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY / SALONS *

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Saturday, June 13, 2009 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

We’ve combined two great CNU traditions, Salons and the Saturday night party into one engaging, immersive, and fun event. Join us Saturday night for a true urban experience at Larimer Square. Located in Denver’s historic Lower Downtown, Larimer Square is home to unique shops and a rich slice of Denver’s restaurant scene with food offerings including modern Mexican, Latin fusion, French, Italian, Cuban, American classics, and other tastes from around the globe. Reserved spaces in various restaurants will provide intimate settings for CNU’s infamous Salons, where hot and emerging topics will be debated, fueled by inspired cuisine. Saturday Night Party / Salons will offer attendees opportunities to delve deeper into topics raised at the Congress while taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the street. Stroll from restaurant to restaurant, or pick your favorite and stay, but make sure to join in the closing celebration of CNU 17. Food served 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Fee: Before May 8: $60. After May 8: $65)

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME! *

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

After a fruitful and productive Congress, let the New Urbanist fans gather together once more. We’ll enjoy a copious picnic buffet (11:30am-1:00pm) then will cheer for our host city team, the Colorado Rockies battling the Seattle Mariners. Lower reserve tickets. End CNU 17 in full swing! (Fee: Before May 8: $40, After May 8th: $45)

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Chapter Meet-Ups

Atlanta Chapter Meet-Up

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Friday, June 12, 2009 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CNU Atlanta, host chapter of CNU18, invites you to our Chapter Meet Up on Friday evening, June 12, 7:30 – 10:00 pm, at The Corner Office. All are invited! ‘Resplendent in its retro-mod, funky-yet-sophisticated décor, and featuring peppy urban jazz,’ The Corner Office is the place to come, ‘meet up’ with the Atlanta crowd and feel the anticipation for next year’s Congress. $50 for heavy hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets. Cash bar after the initial two drinks. Pay in advance or at the door, by cash or check to ‘CNU Atlanta, Inc.’ When paying in advance, please send checks for $50 per person to ‘CNU Atlanta, Inc.’, 1360 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1105, Atlanta, GA 30309, Attn: Robert W. Fowler prior to June 8. Find the Corner Office at 1401 Curtis Street, just an 8-block walk from the Sheraton, Congress HQ hotel, and just across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Center. 303-825-6500.

Carolinas Chapter Meet-Up

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The Carolinas Chapter will host a networking social at Tamayo (1400 Larimer Street, In Larimer Square) on the rooftop terrace for CNU members from the Carolinas, and elsewhere, to meet each other and find out what everyone has been working on. Carolina Chapter members will enjoy the first round of drinks on the Chapter, and anyone is free to stay for dinner. It is recommended to make reservations ahead of time. Come hear what our chapter has been doing this past year and learn our plans for the future!

Cascadia Meet-Up

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The Cascadia Chapter Organizing Committee (Washington, Oregon and British Columbia) will meet up at Dixons at 1610 16th Street at 7:30 Friday night.

Central Texas & Wisconsin Meet-Up

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Join the Central Texas Chapter and the Wisconsin organizing committee for networking and discussion at the The Eldorado Room at The Avenue Grill, 630 E 17th Ave., 303 -861-2620.

Chapter Meet-Ups

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Friday, June 12, 2009 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Meet up with other members from back home for networking and discussion. Visit cnu.org/chapters for the chapter listing. E-mail Lee Crandell (lcrandell@cnu.org) to host a meet-up for your region

CNU Colorado Social / Regional Projects Book Release Party

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CNU Colorado hosts a chapter get-together and Regional Projects Book release party. Drinks will be provided. At the office of Van Meter Williams Pollack, 1626 Wazee Street, Suite 2A, Denver, CO 80202.

DC/New England Meet-Up

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Join CNU DC and CNU New England for a lively Chapter "mix-up" at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, Colorado's oldest brew pub. The drinks and discussions will take place on June 12 from 7:30 PM until the well runs dry. Enter 1634 18th Street, Denver into your IPhone for directions. Or click here -- http://www.facebook.com/event.php? eid=87963538804 -- for more details. CNU New England or DC chapter members will receive a free drink! Follow @cnune on Twitter for more information throughout the Congress.

Florida Meet-Up

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Join the Florida chapter for networking over cocktails on the upstairs patio at Earls Glenarm (1600 Glenarm Place. Cash bar.

Illinois Meet-Up

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Illinois members will meet up for a networking social at Katie Mullen’s, part of the Sheraton Hotel complex, at the 16th St. Mall in Denver. Complimentary buffet and cash bar.

New Jersey/Pennsylvania Meet-Up

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The New Jersey Chapter, CNU-NJ, and Pennsylvania members will meet up at 7:30 pm Friday, June 12, at Katie Mullen’s, part of the Sheraton Hotel complex, at the 16th St. Mall in Denver. For details, phone Marv Reed 609-610-3311.

North Texas Meet-Up

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The North Texas Chapter will meet up at Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace Hotel, 321 SEVENTEENTH STREET, (303) 297-3111.

Northern California Meet-Up

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Please join other NorCal Chapter members for the CNU Norcal Chapter Meet Up on the historic California Zephyr Silver Solarium at the Denver Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St.). The rail car operator will provide refreshing beverages and dessert in the Silver Solarium. Expenses will be covered by a passing of the hat. Aside from a pleasant evening in some fabulous rail cars we hope to have an inspired discussion about the future of the Chapter and the organizational structure necessary to connect urbanists over the broad and diverse landscape of Northern California.

Southern California Meet-Up

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CNU So Cal members will have a chapter meeting at Visioneering Studios, located in the heart of LoDo (1350 17th Street, suite 211) at 7:30 pm. Following the meeting, the group will head to Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St.) to join the Northern California group on the historic California Zephyr Silver Solarium rail car.

New York Chapter Meet-Up

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Friday, June 12, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join CNU NY for a Chapter meet up with food, drink, billiards, and talk at Wynkoop Brewing Company, in the heart of LoDo on 18th Street between Wynkoop and Wazee Streets, across the street from the Union Train Station. All New Yorkers and their friends are welcome to join us between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Friday evening. If you come early join us at the bar. The Wynkoop is located in the previous J.S. Brown Mercantile building, an example of successful adaptive reuse. Use the RTD Mall Ride to take you from the Conference to the party.