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Plenaries

CNU 18 Opening: Healthier Circulation: Bicycles, Cities and the Future of Getting Around

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Tabernacle 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

As CNU commences its 18th annual Congress, new urbanists, alongside city planners and development leaders, gather to discuss the hindering effects of sprawl upon healthy, walkable urban environments. Still, the all-encompassing question remains: How can we replace sprawl with walkable neighborhoods that promote healthy lives, healthy environments, and even healthy wallets? CNU 18 New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places will begin with an insightful and passionate opening from musician, environmentalist and philanthropist David Byrne. The former “Talking Head” will discuss his recent endeavors into New Urbanism and the problems facing modern urban environments. Byrne's new book, Bicycle Diaries, chronicles how his use of bicycles as his primary form of transportation (and folding bicycles wherever he travels) taught him to view the world and its cities differently. Byrne will welcome the opportunity for lively on-stage engagement with cutting-edge urbanists like Ellen Dunham-Jones, Charles Brewer and Scotty Greene. Georgia Tech architecture professor Dunham-Jones is CNU 18 chair and co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia; Brewer is the founder of Mindspring and developer of the CNU Charter Award-winning Glenwood Park in Atlanta; Greene has used enhanced bicycle networks and other urban strategies to energize the Buckhead area of Atlanta in his role as executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District. To purchase ticket to THAT event only, click here: http://www.cnu.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5 (Opening session is otherwise included in the CNU 18 registration)

     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
     David Byrne, Artist and Musician
     Scotty Greene, Atlanta’s Former Executive Director , Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID)
     Charles Brewer, Managing Member, Las Catalinas Holding Company, LLC
     Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta

After Urban Sprawl and Public Health: new agendas on health and the built environment

AICP CM credits approved: 1.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.00-pending
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Six years after publishing their remarkable book on the health impacts of sprawl, the three authors -- each distinguished leaders in the impact of the environment on health -- will speak to the new opportunities advancing design, research, and policy on healthy placemaking. Dr. Howard Frumkin and Dr. Richard Jackson have both served as Director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control. Still with the CDC, Dr. Frumkin is honorary chair of CNU 18 and working on health and climate change. Dr. Jackson led the California Department of Public Health, chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health and is chair of environmental health sciences at UCLA . Director of the seminal SMARTRAQ study and numerous others, Dr. Lawrence Frank is a landscape architect and holds the Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation Systems at the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.

     Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H.,, Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Lawrence Frank, Ph.D., AICP, CIP, ASLA, Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Urban Transportation Systems, Institute for Resource and Environment, University of British Columbia
     Richard Jackson, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health
     William A. Gilchrist, FAIA CNU, Senior Associate , AECOM

Community-Driven and Health-Centered: Redevelopment at Fort Mac

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

     Bill Lennertz, Executive Director, National Charrette Institute
     Michael Dobbins, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Deborah Scott
     Jane Branscomb, Research Associate, Georgia Health Policy Center
     Herman Howard, Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum

Vision California: climate change metrics and mandates for healthy regions

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.5
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

CNU co-founder Peter Calthorpe presents Vision California, a statewide effort to coordinate land use and transportation investments in meeting the state’s environmental and fiscal changes. He will also debut Rapid Fire software that projects GHG, health, and other impacts relative to regional VMT scenarios. This work is being conducted in relation to high-speed rail planning and progressive MPO sustainability planning requirements. Is metric-based statewide land-use planning politically feasible throughout the country? Respondents to this and other questions will include Catherine Ross, director of the Center for Quality Growth at Georgia Tech, advisor to the White House Office of Urban Affairs, and editor of a new book on mega-regions.

     Peter Calthorpe, author, CNU co-founder, and leading regional and community planner, Calthorpe Associates
     Catherine Ross, Ph.D, Director, Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development and ULI Fellow, Georgia Tech
     Andrew Dannenberg, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group

Partnering to Support Sustainable Communities: A Special Address by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

This year, CNU has the privilege of welcoming the Honorable Shaun Donovan, the 15th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Overseeing a housing sector ravaged by market shock and the near-failure of lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Donovan has responded with visionary leadership. Recognizing that a U.S. economy in desperate need of a recovery can no longer afford to have Federal departments working at cross-purposes, he has joined with his counterparts at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the innovative Partnership for Sustainable Communities, through which the three agencies target for change policies that promote automobile dependency and energy inefficiency and reorient them around six livability principles that echo the Charter of the New Urbanism. Donovan brings to the Congress an important and welcome message about the elimination of government silos and the removal of policy barriers in order to make neighborhoods more walkable, connected and diverse — all at a tremendous value to the economy.

     Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
     John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
     Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Principal, Urban & Landscape Design
     Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta

HUD DOT EPA Policy Discussion

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Federal administrators from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, the “Green Cabinet” created under the Sustainable Partnership Agreement will join CNU in presentations and discussion about the future of regional sustainable development. Plenary and breakout sessions will explore the progress the Administration has made through the silo-busting Sustainable Partnership Agreement and examine the programs being developed within each agency to deliver on the vision. Where are we going? How do we get there? How do we measure success? These questions will inform our conversations of lands-use patterns, housing and transit affordability, economic recovery, healthier built environments, and transportation reform.

     Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Principal, Urban & Landscape Design
     Shelley Poticha, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Senior Adviser for Sustainable Housing and Communities
     Mike Krusee, Representative , Texas House of Representatives
     Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group
     Victor Dover , Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners
     Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta

Friday Night Plenary

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

CNU Board members and developers Sam Sherman and Katharine Kelly will discuss the financing landscape for New Urbanists with leading members of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The second part of the plenary will honor lifetime achievements in New Urbanism: Jaque Robertson, former Dean of The School of Architecture at the University of Virginia and Founding Partner, Cooper Robertson & Partners will be honored with an Athena Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Jaquelin T. Robertson, FAIA. FAICP, Founding Partner, Cooper Robertson & Partners
     Ray Christman, Executive Director , Livable Communities Coalition of Metro Atlanta
     Samuel Sherman, Partner , Sam Sherman Assoc. LLC; New Urban Ventures LLC
     Katharine Kelley, President and CEO, Green Street Properties

Saturday Morning Plenary

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Join our Saturday morning plenary, featuring Eleanor Smith of Concrete Change, and Andres Duany, highlighting the role CNU can take in addressing architectural barriers in new houses. They will emphasize the health benefits this change will have for individuals and the public good. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will give us a preview of CNU 19: Growing Local, June 1-4, 2011, in one of the country's leading bicycling capitals: Madison, Wisconsin.

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Eleanor Smith, Director, Concrete Change
     Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor, City of Madison
     Jane Grabowski-Miller, RLA, ASLA, CNU-A, Vice President of Planning & Urban Design, Erdman Development Group
     Chris Kochtitzky, MSP, Associate Director for Program Development, Div. of Emergency & Environmental Health Services , CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Charter Awards

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Vince Graham, founder and president of the I’On Group based in Charleston, South Carolina and Jury Chair for the CNU 2010 Charter Awards, will conclude CNU18 by honoring the best of the New Urbanism. The 2010 Charter Awards ceremony acknowledges elevent 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. Vince Graham will describe leading lessons and trends learned from this year's award winners and frame how New Urbanism is reshaping and redeeming our cities and towns. As CNU 18 marks the 10th anniversary of our first congress, we look forward to discussing the impacts of applying new urbanist principles to the built environment. Prior to the ceremony, outgoing CNU Board President and principal of Urban Design Associates, Ray Gindroz will present a retrospective of his work, A life in Urbanism 46 years in 20 minutes.

     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Vincent Graham, President, I'On Group
     Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology

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Breakout Sessions

The Next Generation of New Urbanists: A One-Day Congress

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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

A one day forum for newcomers and veterans alike; students, professionals, advocates, and new members interact, debate, present ideas and explore innovative ways to improve our built and natural environment. NextGen seeks to advance CNU through open source collaboration and encouraging participation among a diversity of experience levels, backgrounds and fields. Help us build momentum and join the discussion. For additional program details and to connect digitally in advance of the session, visit http://www.cnunextgen.org

All Talk? --- Here’s the Action: Transformed Districts: How They Happened

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:45 AM - 11:00 PM

Many of Atlanta's districts have transit, housing, mixed uses, and lively street life, and are transforming into vital urban neighborhoods via self-taxing quasi-governmental agencies. District leaders are like mayors of small, highly urban towns. How do these “community improvement districts” work? From behind-the-scenes of public-private partnerships, methods to retrofit and implement healthy, and livable community design , gain insight from the leaders of the Midtown, Atlanta Downtown, Perimeter, and Buckhead Improvement Districts.

     Laura Heery
     Yvonne Williams , President, Perimeter Community Improvement District
     Bob Voyles, Chairman, Perimeter Community Improvement District
     Susan Mendheim, President & CEO, Midtown Alliance
     Shannon Powell, COO, Midtown Alliance/Midtown Improvement District
     AJ Robinson, President, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
     Jennifer Ball, Vice President, Planning, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
     Scotty Greene, Atlanta’s Former Executive Director , Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID)
     Ernestine Garey
     Charles Whatley, Director of Business Development, Atlanta Development Authority

Creating Lifelong Communities

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

While many policy makers, designers, architects and builders have researched and discussed extensively the kinds of homes and neighborhoods the growing older adult population will require, change is not occurring on par with the need. This discussion will examine the most important issues that communities must address in order to accommodate the aging of the population and highlight several programs that are attempting to scale up community transformation.

     Kathryn Lawler, External Affairs Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission
     Harrison Rue, Principal, ICF International
     Brett VanAkkeren, EPA, Smart Growth
     M. Scott Ball, Senior Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Health and Transportation

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

What if we designed our cities to be healthy? How would we change transportation networks to provide opportunities for physical activity, improve safety and respiratory health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure the benefits and burdens are distributed equitably? In this session, attendees will be given an overview of transportation-related health impacts; challenged to rethink commonly held assumptions; and provided with data to support healthy and sustainable transportation networks.

     Audrey de Nazelle, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology
     Vickie Boothe, EE, MPH, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Kenneth E. Powell, MD, MPH
     Tegan K. Boehmer, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Public Health Officials Can Leverage Codes for Healthier Communities (and How Code Writers Can Leverage Public Health Officials for Healthier Communities)

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

In this session, public health officials will learn how codes are the strongest tools for improving the health of the built environment. Simultaneously, new urbanists will learn how they can utilize health data and information to address concerns of other officials, such as fire chiefs and public works officials. Moreover, presenters will demonstrate the historic basis for considering health in zoning codes, as well as the fast-growing role of Health Impact Assessments.

     Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
     Chris Brewster, Associate Vice President, Gould Evans Associates (Health & State Enabling Statutes)
     Arthur M. Wendell, Healthy Community Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Shaunna Burbidge, PHD, Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
     Daniel Parker, MSP, Sustainability Director, Division of Environmental Public Health, Florida Department of Health

What Will It Take To Make TOD Work In Atlanta?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

For over 30 years, Atlanta has pursued a vision of transit investment leading to dense infill. To date, however, there has been very limited success in achieving this vision. How have other cities dealt with this challenge and what must Atlanta do to improve? This session matches planners, transit providers and private investors to identify specific actions Atlanta can take to create successful TOD.

     Paul Moore, PE, Principal, AECOM Design + Planning
     Fred Yalouris, Design Director, Atlanta Beltline, Inc.
     Catherine Ross, Ph.D, Director, Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development and ULI Fellow, Georgia Tech
     Beverly Scott, General Manager/CEO, MARTA

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE? RETHINKING STALLED SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

The recession has left many towns and cities with unfinished projects in the suburbs. As we anticipate resurgence in growth, what will become of these projects? Will they continue to promote sprawl and traffic congestion, or can they be retrofitted for better, healthier built environments? By studying alternatives and their forms, economics, and phasing now, feasible solutions can be prepared to convert cul-de-sac neighborhoods into more sustainable communities.

     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Bill Tunnell, President, Tunnell Spangler Walsh & Associates
     Michael G. Messner, General Partner, Seminole Capital
     Shyam Kannan, Vice President of Research & Development , RCLCo
     Milt Rhodes, Director, New Urban Water Works

Freeway Teardown

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

In the 1960s, the Georgia Department of Transportation proposed Interstates 475 and 485 through central Atlanta. The project acquired large swaths of right of way and removed 500 houses. As construction of the freeways progressed, including the construction of piers for elevated sections, neighborhood activism eventually halted the project. The land has since been converted to Freedom Park—Atlanta’s largest—as part of new higher-density infill development. With almost six miles of open rolling terrain, the park provides central Atlanta residents critical greenspace for recreation and healthy living. The story of the park provides inspiration to others considering freeway removal in their communities.

     Jee Mee Kim, Vice President/Director of Planning, Sam Schwartz Engineering
     Sam Schwartz, President and CEO, Sam Schwartz Engineering
     John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
     Heather Alhadeff, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, Perkins & Will

Going Modular: How to Assemble a Healthy Zoning Code

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn about the latest and greatest shareware modules that plug into form-based codes from the authors of these helpful tools. Modules profiled include the Base Articles of the new "modularized" v10 SmartCode and the following Supplementary Modules appropriate for all transect/context based codes: (1) Complete Thoroughfares; (2) Lifelong Communities; (3) Transit Oriented Development; (4) Sustainable Urbanism; and (5) Agricultural Urbanism

     Sandy Sorlien, Director of Technical Research, Center for Applied Transect Studies
     DeWayne Carver, Senior Project Manager, Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc
     M. Scott Ball, Senior Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
     Leslie Oberholtzer, Principal And Director of Planning, Farr Associates
     Christina Miller, LEED AP, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

In Search of Good News: Assessing the New Urbanism in the Face of the Recession

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

As the current economic downturn drags on, certainly no real estate projects have been immune to the drastic “re-set” in the industry. However, many analysts point to more compact urban development as one panacea for the down market: a potential shining light as the market looks to rebound. This session will evaluate the past, current and future of urbanism from unique and interesting perspectives. Attendees will hear the foremost forward-thinking on the ways to evaluate the performance of urban development. Panelists will discuss the cost effectiveness of a health impact assessment, the “Property Value Theory”of urbanism, 21st-century households and the new housing paradigm, and the marketability of “Green” in the face of the recession.

     Candace Rutt, Health Psychologist, CDC
     Laurie Volk, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc
     Andrew Burleson, President, CNU Houston
     Jonathan Bartlett, Vice President , RCLCO

Intersection of Green and Gray Infrastructure

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

New Urbanist block patterns are well documented. Not so well documented are successful adaptations of these patterns where they intersect natural features. As demand for green performance grows, how is New Urbanism incorporating natural systems into the Transect?

     Peter Drey, Architect /Urban Designer, Peter Drey Design
     John Torti, President, Torti Gallas and Partners
     Brian M. Leary, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Beltline Inc.
     Jaquelin T. Robertson, FAIA. FAICP, Founding Partner, Cooper Robertson & Partners

Retrofitting Suburban commercial strip, mall and village toward healthy urbanism in a new economy

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The suburban commercial environment maybe going through a transformation caused by a shift away from consumption to an experiential economy. As a result, the amount and type of commercial space we need to meet a healthier fiscal and physical pattern of living may be reduced, leaving commercial developments vacant, under utilized or otherwise changed. What will become of these commercial areas in the suburbs? Can they be surgically retrofitted by new urbanism to promote a healthier life style meeting the drivers of the new economy? What are the Health challenges in suburban commercial development? In this session we outline the economic and health challenges with conventional suburban commercial development. We will then study ongoing retrofits of the suburban commercial strip, mall and village toward Healthy New Urbanism.

     William de St. Aubin, Principal, Sizemoregroup
     Paul Milana, AIA, Partner, Cooper, Robertson & Partners
     Brian Traylor, AICP, ASLA, Senior Planner, South Florida Regional Planning Council
     Cheri Morris, President, Morris & Fellows
     Liz York, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Chief Sustainability Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Academic Paper Session

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: TBD
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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:30 PM - 3:45 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.

     Steven Semes, Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
     Michelle Marcus
     Pere Vall Casas, PhD, Architect, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
     Christopher Miller
     David Goldberg, Communications Director, Transportation for America
     Christopher McCahill, Graduate Student, University of Connecticut, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Going Beyond LEED-ND: Examination of Community-Wide Sustainability Certification Systems

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New certification programs are going beyond LEED-ND and aspire to assess the sustainability of entire communities and cities. Our cities are built pursuant to codes. Do existing form-based codes produce sustainable cities? If not, where do they come up short? This session will examine codes through the prism of four programs: STAR, Living Living Building Challenge, One Planet Communities, and EarthCraft Communities. Note these are two sessions back to back focusing on green design then coding.

     Robert Reed, Sustainable Communities Design Director , Southface (Moderator; EarthCraft Communities)
     Victor Dover , Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners
     Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
     Lyyne Barker, Program Director, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives-Local Governments for Sustainability (Respondent)
     Greg Searle, Respondent, Bioregional North America, One Planet Communities
     Christina Corley, Program Manager, Earthcraft Communities
     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
     Walter Brown, Green Street Properties/EarthCraft Communities.
     Eden Brukman , RA, Vice President, International Living Building Institute

Great American Grid

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

This session focuses on the historic American urban patterns of grids and squares, and challenges the New Urbanist trend of emulating European town planning traditions instead of following American ones. The session will undertake a brief historical review followed by outlining the advantages and desirability of grids and squares. The focus will be on lotting, infrastructure development and costs, cost efficiencies, and the health aspects of getting around on a gridded street network of interconnected blocks. This session will challenge practitioners to get out of their comfort zone when it comes to urban plans. Traditional American grids are part and parcel of walkability, aging in place, healthy living and easy to retrofit over the long-term for Complete Street programs.

     Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
     Kevin Klinkenberg, Principal, 180 Degrees Design Studio
     Jonathan Ford, PE, Principal, Morris Beacon Design
     Douglas C. Allen, ASLA, Senior Associate Dean and Professor, College of Architecture - Georgia Institute of Technology

Clean Water Corridors, Greened Acres, and Eco-districts: Community Scale Urban Retrofit Strategies

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cities across the country are pursuing district level, integrated design strategies to improve sustainable water infrastructure performance at neighborhood scales. This session will explore efforts in this arena from three metro areas: Philadelphia, which is implementing a series of Greened Acres, integrating natural drainage across the city to manage stormwater sustainably; Portland, Oregon, which is developing water and energy efficient Eco-Districts to accelerate neighborhood- scale sustainability; and Minneapolis-St. Paul, where neighborhood and light rail redevelopments are re-opening stream channels and creating a water sensitive transit corridor.

     Steve Wise, Natural Resources Program Director, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Glen Abrams, AICP, Watershed Program Manager, Philadelphia Watersheds
     Tim Griffin, Director, St. Paul on the Mississippi Design Center
     Paul Crabtree, President, Crabtree Group, Inc
     Danielle Gallet, Infrastructure Strategist, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Martin Felsen, AIA, Architect, UrbanLab

Talking the Talk: Framing New Urbanism for Metropolitan Decision Makers

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Tough economic times are making infrastructure, development and government budgeting decisions especially complex. Given benefits New Urbanism delivers ranging from greater property appreciation to lower infrastructure costs, current conditions represent a new window of opportunity to discuss New Urbanism in more urgent and relevant terms.What framing works best? How can we position key projects, decisions and code changes in terms that are compelling to this most crucial audience? And how does that discussion link to other important audiences including the general public, developers and neighborhood leaders. This session will include insights from top consultants, developers and regional decision makers who have been in the trenches.

     Stephen Filmanowicz, Communications Director, Congress for New Urbanism
     Robin Rather, CEO, Collective Strengths
     Samuel Sherman, Partner , Sam Sherman Assoc. LLC; New Urban Ventures LLC

Hospitals and Neighborhoods

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Unattractive to users, employees, and neighbors alike, single-use hospital complexes built from the 1950s onward have often been dysfunctional intrusions in their communities. Retrofitting these with urbanism creates an absent context, while generating income for their institution. Recently, initiatives from healthcare, academia, and the private sector have begun to overlap and the concept of hospital campuses as catalysts for compact, mixed-use, and lifelong neighborhoods is catching on. Walkable, and consequently more healthful, environments can hardly find a better patron than a hospital. And in times of economic uncertainty, an established healthcare organization’s investment offers welcome reassurance to any community.

     Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami
     Dougal Hewitt, Senior Vice President , Bon Secours Richmond Health System
     Parry La Gro, Principal, Kathy Helm Associates

The Sustainable Region – greening the land, the economy, and the built environment

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

In addition to trapping too much of the Sun’s heat, the metropolis is also absorbing and producing too much heat. The complexities and connections of land use, urban heat islands, albedo, forestation, transportation, greener buildings and communities will be discussed along with greener regional economies, including the creation of local jobs and supply chains - with some promising and not-so-promising examples from Atlanta, UK and Dubai.

     Doug Kelbaugh, FAIA, Professor at Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan
     Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
     Brian Stone, Georgia Tech

Urban Success Stories: Health Driven Policy Changes

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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

     Margalit Younger, MPH, Public Health Analyst, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Richard Jackson, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health
     Craig Zimring, Environmental Psychologist and Professor of Architecture,, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Daniel Parker, MSP, Sustainability Director, Division of Environmental Public Health, Florida Department of Health
     Chinyere O. Ekechi, JD, Public Health Analyst, Division of Environmental Public Health

Academic Papers: Focus on Health

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: TBD
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 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.

     Steven Ryherd, Principal, Arpeggio Acoustic Consulting, LLC
     Michael Mehaffy
     Wesley Marshall, PhD, PE, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver
     Bill Sadler, Graduate student in Master of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver
     Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal , Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

New Trends in the Retail Industry for the Recession Recovery: An Increased Reliance on Small Retailers

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

In response to the latest economic meltdown, the shopping center industry is once again reinventing itself. Walkable communities, historic downtowns and small specialty retailers are now considered as the best economically sustainable option by developers and financial institutions. Gain an insider's look at how leading shopping center developers, retailers, department stores, and architects' programs are planning for the next cycle. The panel will discuss what types of financing, retailers and commercial formats are emerging in 2011 and beyond. In addition, we will discuss integrating large format retailers in the city and new town centers. This program is ideal for architects, developers, planners, retailers, and public officials.

     Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
     Rob Spanier, Vice President, Live Work Learn Play LLP
     Terry Shook, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley Architects
     Francis Scire, Senior Leasing Executive, Simon Property Group

Reinvigorating Suburban Centers and Small Towns: THE LCI EXPERIENCE

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Mounting financial and environmental constraints, coupled with increased emphasis on the critical role of transit, reconfirm the urgency to examine how existing activity centers – towns, villages, and other well-located nodes with historically sound urban structure – can be optimized for the future. This session showcases the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiatives (LCI) program as an example of how these existing centers are being optimized. For the last decade, the Atlanta region has been moving toward facilitating the development of more transportation efficient activity centers and town centers through its LCI program, which to date includes over 100 communities that have engaged in the program. Presenters include local government officials, development interests and non-profit organizers of livability efforts. Experiences in the process as well as early results will be highlighted in a Pecha Kucha format to quickly give participants an overview of several projects with ample opportunity for follow-up discussion.

     Tom Weyandt, Atlanta Regional Commission
     Kay Lee, The Center, Covington
     Yvonne Williams , President, Perimeter Community Improvement District
     Marty Allen, City of Suwanee
     Lyn Menne, City of Decatur
     Andrew Dannenberg, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Robert LeBeau,, AICP, Senior Principal Planner, Land Use Division, Atlanta Regional Commission

Haiti: post-earthquake interventions with the Miami Diaspora

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

The devastation caused by the rupture of the Enriquillo Fault, on January 12th, affected urban and rural areas in the Island of Espanola -from Santo Domingo to Haiti. This session will present a public involvement model for disaster response and will focus on issues of temporary housing, decentralization of resources, regional planning, economic development, informal urbanism, and their relationship to urban design, management and policy.

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Jaime Correa, Founding Partner, Jaime Correa and Associates
     Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal , Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Sonia Chao, Director, Center for Urban and Community Design

Harnessing the Market to Create Lifelong Neighborhoods

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

From active adult retirement communities to nursing homes, the seniors housing industry has often responded to aging as a series of specific, “needs-based” market segments requiring highly specialized building types and unique urban forms. Explosion of the Boomer Generation demographic, increased interest in sustained quality of life, and growing preferences for lifestyle diversity offer market opportunities for re-examining approaches to the mature adult sector. This panel looks at how the expertise developed in specialized seniors’ communities, combined with research on aging, wellness and longevity, can be redirected to better serve the lifespans of residents within traditional neighborhoods, in particular, through models like multigenerational lifelong communities.

     Jessica Wolfe, PhD, Principal & Founder PhD, LEED GA, BluePond WellnessTM LLC
     Susan B. Brecht, President, Brecht Associates, Inc.
     Glen A. Tipton, FAIA, Principal, Brown Craig Turner Architects

Lightning Round Lessons for Coding

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Pressed for time? So are we. In this past-paced session, leading practitioners will share the most important lessons learned from the most recent coding efforts around the country. Topics include the Top 10 Lessons Learned from Big City Code Replacement efforts; Top 10 Lessons Learned from Small Town Coding Efforts; Top 15 Techniques for Building support for Adopting a Form-Based Code; and Top 10 Lessons Learned from the Administration of Form Based Codes.

     David Green, AIA, LEED® AP, Associate Principal, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins + Will
     Marina Khoury, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Jeff Bounds, Planning Consultant, Mississippi Renewal Coalition
     Nathan Norris, Director of Implementation Advisory, PlaceMakers, LLC
     Kenneth J. Groves, AICP, Director, Planning & Development, City of Montgomery, Alabama
     Matthew Lewis, Assistant Director of Development Services, Planning Department of San Marcos TX
     Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group

Talk Nerdy to Me: How do We Get to Healthier Open Spaces?

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Discerning the ideal points of collaboration between design professionals and public health researchers will lead to more efficient and mutually beneficial partnerships. Open space is generally held to be a healthy amenity in communities, and designers pay special attention to the public space components of their plans. This session focuses on the “how” behind open space, and what professionals from each discipline can do to facilitate the other’s work.

     James E. Dills, MUP, MPH, ORISE Fellow, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Diseasr Control and Prevention
     Dee Merriam, CDC Community Planner
     Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Principal, Urban & Landscape Design
     Stephan G. Poulakos, Director of Town Development
     Karen Mumford, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, MOrris
     Latetia Moore, Epidemiologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition Physical Activity, and Obesity
     Greg Heath, Guerry Professor and Head, Department of Health & Human Performance,, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
     Karen Lee, Deputy Director, NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
     George Dusenbury, Executive Director, Park Pride

Thinking About Intercity Passenger Rail, High Speed Rail, and Urbanism

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-penidng
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

This session will explore the connections between urbanism and intercity passenger rail. Intercity passenger rail, specifically the high speed variety has become a hot topic in the United States due to more focus from the current administration in Washington. However because our current infrastructure is limited and models are untested, this session will start us thinking about how we can apply urbanism to the station areas.

     David Taylor, Senior Vice President, HDR Inc.
     Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America
     John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America

Assessing Neighborhoods at the Block Level

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Drawing from original and reviewed research on the impact of the built environment on public health, the Florida Department of Health and University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Miller School of Medicine formed an interdisciplinary team to develop an accessible Walk ability Assessment tool. Describing the initial research and the online tool, the panelists present practical design strategies that enhance public health.

     Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami
     Scott C. Brown, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Combatting Urban Destruction: Havana and Bombay/Mumbai

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25-pending
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25-pending
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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Two ways that urban destruction can occur are by neglect, in situations of abject poverty and government financial distress and by the toxic import of the American planning paradigm post-World War II. Havana and Bombay (Mumbai) are two case studies that will examined to illustrate this condition. Havana, a Caribbean Metropolis with a European influence, has been spared the damage of the global urban renewal and overdevelopment of the second half of the 20th century. Even today, it keeps intact its traditional urban fabric. Its unique and appealing spirit stems not only from the well-known quality of its music and rhythms, its vibrant street life and its friendly ambiance, but also from its built environment. However, the city’s harmonious juxtaposition of different architectural styles, displayed by an impressive collection of buildings authored by world famous local and international architects, is currently threatened by overdevelopment, sprawl and neglect.

     Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
     Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez, President, Cuban Chapter of C.E.U. and I.N.T.B.A.U.

Developing a Manifesto to Spread the Biking Revolution to More Big American Cities

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
AIA approved credits to-date: 1.25
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

More and more American cities are adopting plans to increase bicycle mode share and improve the urban environment. We will look at some of the cities that have had the most success incorporating bikes into their existing tight urban context and have reaped the rewards that result from changing the culture and expectations about travel in cities. Speakers will share tactics and war stories that will help other cities craft winning strategies for bringing about their own biking revolutions.

     Norman Garrick, Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering , University of Connecticut
     Mike Lydon, The Street Plans Collaborative
     Ken Rose, Associate Director of Policy, CDC
     Rebecca Serna, Executive Director, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

The Next Urbanism is not New Urbanism

AICP CM credits approved: 1.25
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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Join Andres Duany as he challenges new urbanists to look at the future through the lens of landscape urbanism. What can we learn from the landscape urbanists’ aestheticized embrace of environmental issues? Their strategic positioning relative to the power bases of high culture, elite education, and green design?

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

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New Urbanism 101

New Urbanism 101

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: 7
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Grand Ballroom D 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This in-depth primer on the 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 sustainability matters, and what makes a healthy community. Attend this session and you will walk away with an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of New Urbanism.

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Charles Green, Health Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Jeff B. Speck, CNU-A, AICP LEED-AP, SPECK & ASSOCIATES LLC
     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Joseph Kohl, Co-founder, Dover Kohl & Partners
     Eleanor Smith, Director, Concrete Change

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Initiative Lunch Meetings

Academic Paper Initiative Meeting

AICP CM credits approved:
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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Accessibility Initiative Meeting

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: TBD
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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Attendance at this year's Accessibility Luncheon is worth professional development credit! Participants will learn the essential features of a "Visitable" home, discover the basic differences between Visitable and Acccessible housing, and learn how to use the "Pattern Book of Inclusive Housing". Join us for a fun and informative session aimed at helping designers and developers support aging-in-place.

     Edward Steinfeld, Professor of Architecture and Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, School of Architecture and Planning, SUNY/Buffalo
     Shannon Chance, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture, Hampton University

Affordability Initiative Meeting

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

     Neal Payton, AIA, LEED AP, CNU A, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners

Developer Initiative Initiative Meeting

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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprawl Retrofit Initiative Meeting

AICP CM credits approved: TBD
AIA approved credits to-date: TBD
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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprawl is the least sustainable growth pattern, and as increasing evidence shows,has unsupportable environmental, social,economic and even medical costs. Yet it still represents a major portion of the built environment that can't be ignored. For many years, New Urbanists have been engaged in repairing sprawl into quality human environments. Now we have launched a major initiative to develop a new generation of effective strategies and policies to retrofit sprawling regions. Join us to discuss and develop important tools, such as the Sprawl Repair Act -a legal document that will be a key focus of this critical effort.

     Galina Tachieva, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk
     Doris Goldstein, Law Office of Doris S. Goldstein
     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
     William S. Wright, Balch & Bingham LLP

Transportation Initiative Meeting

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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 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 significant progress since its initiation. In addition to 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. Join us for a working session and discussion of future trainings on the CNU/ITE manual.

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Guided Tours

Tour 03. Athens *

AICP CM credits approved: 5
AIA approved credits to-date: 5
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Athens is usually known as the home of the University of Georgia. But it is also famous for its internationally renowned music and arts scene, historic neighborhoods (15 on the National Register of Historic Places), outstanding classical and vernacular architecture, and an amazing, vibrant downtown. Athens, which sits 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, was named the #1 Music Mecca in America by Rolling Stone Magazine and has frequently been listed as a great place to live and visit. In 2009, Athens was included in Los Angeles Times’ “29 Worldwide Destinations to Visit,” Kiplinger’s “Top 10 Best Cities,” and National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” The University of Georgia is adjacent to downtown Athens, an historic, walkable urban treasure with beautiful civic buildings, locally owned businesses, vibrant clubs and nightlife, and award-winning restaurants. With a population just over 100,000, you won’t find a better small city than this! Experience a walking tour of Athens’ downtown business district and historic North Campus of the University of Georgia (est. 1785); a driving tour of several historic neighborhoods; and discussions on re-densification with traditional infill and adaptive re-use of industrial areas into residential and commercial spaces.

     Pratt Cassity, Ctr. for Community Design - Univ. of GA

Tour 04. Roswell: The Town that was not Burned, plus Vickery Village *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Covering 210 acres, Vickery is a true mixed use community being made up of a town center, Vickery Village, a Y.M.C.A., varied residential, and a striking range of community spaces. Vickery Village boasts 70,000 square feet of retail and 80,000 square feet of office space. The residential products include a diverse array of live/work units, townhomes, condominums and single-family homes. Hear about an inventive master plan, progressive new street standards including street widths and alleys, and pioneering EarthCraft Home energy efficiency. Finely-crafted architecture, 75 acres of green space & mature parks, anchored with a significant commercial node make this a neighborhood worth a visit. Hear details and stories from the award winning developer, the designers and from residents as to why Vickery is a beautiful success. Roswell is well known for its “Temple” houses—Greek Revival monuments that are reputed as some of the purest and finest in the nation, spared by Sherman’s torch. Tour the beautiful Halls of the Mimosa Street District, humble brick homes, newly redeveloped Mill Village, and the Machine Shop. Hear details about Roswell’s plans for re-construction of the Historic District, spurred by citizen activists and recently by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Key in the new plan is the Green Street and Pathway system, to be one of the more extensive in the Metro Area.

     Lew Oliver, Whole Town Solutions

Tour 05. Atlanta's Beltline: America's Largest Public Works Project *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brought to you by As one of the most comprehensive economic development efforts ever undertaken in Atlanta, and the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment currently underway in the U.S., the BeltLine will combine green space, trails, transit, and new development that includes affordable housing along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle the urban core. In its development phase, local planners and health experts evaluated the project using a Health Impact Assessment – one of the first conducted in the U.S. – to ensure that the project would offer important health benefits for Atlanta residents, such as increased accessibility to green spaces, creating opportunities for physical activity, and increasing transportation options. By attracting and organizing some of the region’s future growth around parks, transit, and trails, the BeltLine will help create a pedestrian-friendly alternative to regional sprawl. Hear details and updates regarding project planning, implementation, and development, and witness first-hand the transformative effect the project will have on BeltLine neighborhoods and the city of Atlanta.

     Christopher Leerssen, Tunnel Spangler Walsh & Associates

Tour 07. Covington and Clark's Grove: A small town that gets it *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3pending
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Clark’s Grove is a Master Planned Community located 35 miles east of Atlanta, based on principles of Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) – a mixed-use, walkable neighborhood with front porches close to the sidewalk and lanes in the rear. Clark’s Grove offers an environment that has small town charm with close proximity to Atlanta and Lake Oconee. The community is situated on 90 acres and will have 300 homes along with building types which include carriage houses, live/work residences, and townhomes. The architecture respects its surroundings, steeped in Southern history. The compact community encourages active living: Bike/walk trails, a ball field, community pool, playground, wetlands garden, Montessori school, a church, a town square, 1⁄2-mile walking distance to downtown Covington, and the Turner Lake Recreational Area. Come share in the history of Clark’s Grove as with Randy Vinson, the town planner, and learn of the unique educational studio he has help to create allowing students real life experience.

     Randi Miller, RLM Consulting

Tour 09. Creating a Healthy Community: Lessons in Active Living from the City of Decatur, GA *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
AIA approved credits to-date: 3pending
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet Decatur's Planning Director Amanda Thompson, Active Living Director Dan Magee, and Assistant Director Greg White in MARTA-accessible downtown Decatur for a walking tour of this vibrant and walkable community. Join Ms. Thompson as she describes transportation planning and economic development that have helped create a healthy, active community in Decatur. The city has addressed planning for roads, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, parks and greenspace, while re-routing a major thoroughfare around downtown. Mr. Magee and Mr. White will describe social marketing programs that increase Decatur residents’ active living and quality of life. Following the tour, shop for unique gifts, get coffee at a local shop, visit the county library, enjoy a meal, or take in the sunshine from the Courthouse gazebo.

     Amanda Thompson, Planning Director, The City of Decatur

Tour 10. Downtown: Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park Corridor *

AICP CM credits approved: 2
AIA approved credits to-date: 2pending
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Centennial Olympic Park Corridor was designed on the principles of New Urbanism: A sustainable, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented development that is safe, accessible to all, and promotes active living. You will experience one of the nation’s first efforts to revitalize a public housing site by reconnecting it to the surrounding community, using an economically sustainable financing model, while preserving its best natural assets. Via City Segway and on foot, you’ll get a firsthand look at the Centennial Place Community, which is an example of HUD’s HOPE VI program. You will have a guided tour by members of the development team who, since 1993, have remained directly involved in the transformation of the former Techwood and Clark Howell Homes and the surrounding neighborhood, into Centennial Place – a premier, mixed-use live-work-play community. Participants will visit the Centennial Place Apartments, Elementary School, YMCA, and Centennial Olympic Park. If time allows, the tour may continue to the Capitol Gateway Community, one of the more recent revitalized communities.

     Valerie Edwards, Executive Vice President, The Integral Group

Tour 11. Atlanta’s Local Food Movement *

AICP CM credits approved: 2
AIA approved credits to-date: 2pending
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food is an important, but often overlooked part of a healthy and sustainable community. How we produce, distribute, and consume food directly impacts our personal and community health, social connections and traditions, and the health of the environment. Communities can take an active role in creating a healthier food system using new planning initiatives, adopting new policies, and creating new programs to address the unhealthy aspects of our current food system. This tour will explore the benefits of producing and consuming local food and how community members can create a healthy local food system. The tour will also highlight the opportunities and challenges of producing, consuming, and accessing food in urban areas. The tour will visit three different operations in the Atlanta area, each with their own mission, but all working to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve. Truly Living Well Urban Farms is an urban farm in East Point that serves a low resource community with a farmers market and community supported agriculture program. The tour will also visit Oakhurst Community Garden, one of the premier community gardens in the Southeast. The community garden provides a range of community resources including gardening classes for all ages, community garden plots, and other environmental education opportunities for local schools and organizations. The last stop on the tour will be at Gaia Garden, a 5-acre farm in the East Lake Common Community. East Lake Common is a co-housing development that uses the community farm to enhance the community’s health and connection with nature.

     Bradley Davis, Atlanta Local Food Initiative

Tour 12. Inman Park and Inman Park Village: Atlanta's First and Most Recent Planned Community *

AICP CM credits approved: 4
AIA approved credits to-date: 4pending
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Discover Inman Park, just two minutes from downtown. Inman Park was the first planned residential suburb developed in Atlanta and one of the nation’s first garden suburbs. It was developed by Joel Hurt in the 1880’s. Hurt also provided one of the nation’s first rapid transit systems in the form of electric streetcars to his new suburb, which terminated in the trolley barn that still stands today. Inman Park Village a new infill project, sits on the 21-acre former Mead Paper Company site. Wood Partners, a developer of luxury apartment homes, decided to work closely with the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. They assembled a team of expert developers, engineers, architects and builders to develop the blueprint for a project that would be embraced by the neighborhood and community at large — a mixed-use development of residences (luxury apartments, detached homes, condominiums, row houses and town houses), office condominiums, retail shops and a restaurant. The team designed Inman Park Village to remain true to the style of the historic Inman Park neighborhood, with the goal of creating a development that blends into the respected and valuable fabric of Inman Park.

     Jason Scheidt, Urban Renaissance, LLC

Tour 13. Midtown's Got Legs (and Wheels) *

AICP CM credits approved: 3
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by Bicycle Tours of Atlanta. Via MARTA rail and bicycle, explore one of Atlanta's first garden suburbs and one of its largest public parks, both Olmsted designs. After comfortably outfitted with bikes, we’ll begin on Peachtree Street passing the Margaret Mitchell House, some of the area’s new mixed-use developments, and the Woodruff Arts Center, with works noted works by both Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. Next we’ll enter Ansley Park and cycle through this premier intown neighborhood. Its broad curvilinear streets, majestic trees, parks, and beautiful houses make for a lovely tour led by the Atlanta Preservation Center. Next we’ll explore Piedmont Park and learn its history and current status as “Atlanta’s Common Ground.” Leaders of the Piedmont Park Conservancy will explain ongoing restoration and expansion efforts. Within Piedmont Park rests the Atlanta Botanical Garden, named one of the top 10 botanical gardens in the United States. Here participants will enjoy a boxed lunch and tour their facilities, including a new LEED-certified prototype “green” parking garage.

     Ginny Kennedy, Midtown Alliance

Tour 14. Serenbe: Organic Planning, Architecture and Farming *

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Serenbe, a 1,000-acre community south of Atlanta in the rural Chattahoochee Hill Country, has received national and international attention as a model for balanced growth. Tour the community with “developer by default” Steve Nygren, who will discuss Serenbe’s history and importance to Atlanta for land preservation and air and water quality. This tour will examine Serenbe as a transect example, and how this community is using innovative approaches for water conservation, community building, sustainability, and more. Explore Serenbe’s Nest model cottage (a smaller footprint home designed by Lew Oliver and built by Martin Dodson Homes) that is being used as a laboratory for monitoring next-level energy efficiency by Southface and the Department of Energy’s Building America program. Meet Serenbe Farms manager Paige Witherington, who will discuss the farm’s role in the community and the importance of organic and bio-dynamic farming in today’s world.

     Steve Nygren, Founder/Managing Partner, Serenbe

Tour 17. Midtown: Atlanta’s Creative Class Mecca *

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Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The New York Times said “it is in Midtown that Atlanta most feels like a real city.” Today’s Midtown is an “urban yet green” cosmopolitan center where people, business and culture converge to create an authentic live-work-play community with a personality all its own. The result of 30 years of stewardship by Midtown Alliance and its stakeholders, Midtown is a place to call home, a corporate address of choice, a cultural destination and a nexus for cutting- edge technology and medical research. Via MARTA rail, the Georgia Tech Trolley and on foot, you’ll get a firsthand look at Midtown’s transformation into a model mixed-use community that is integrating New Urbanist principals within an existing downtown district. Participants will visit three catalytic developments: Technology Square at The Georgia Institute of Technology, the multi-block mega-development 12th & Midtown, and Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center -- the largest arts center in the Southeast. Along the way you’ll experience a virtual museum of postmodern architecture, tour world-class amenities; and meet the key contributors who have helped make it happen.

     Daniel Cotter, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta

Tour 15. Atlantic Station: Quality growth emerges from urban brownfield *

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Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come learn and see how Atlantic Station was transformed from a toxic brownfield eyesore near Midtown Atlanta into a national model for dense, work-live-play communities. This mixed-use project has become a top walkable area in Atlanta and a virtual city within the city, combining wide boulevards, sidewalk cafes, businesses, and homes for 10,000 residents, many of whom have reported an increase in walking and taking public transit. It is a prime example of Atlanta’s movement from continued suburban sprawl to denser and healthier urban development. Atlantic Station combines many of the elements of New Urbanism including neighborhoods, districts, and corridors. The tour will begin with a brief presentation describing the project from its inception to plans for the future. During the walking tour, focus will be given to the shopping areas, central park area, the Millennium Arch and Museum and examples of multi-family housing.

     Hussain Moosajee, AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp.

Tour 18. Glenwood Park: From Brownfield with GreenStreet *

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Friday, May 21, 2010 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come experience one of Atlanta’s premiere New Urbanist communities, Glenwood Park. Glenwood Park is an award-winning, 28-acre brownfield redevelopment in an infill location that features a mix of well-designed homes and commercial spaces. The neighborhood is noted for its commitment to traditional neighborhood design, walkability, mixture of residential and commercial uses, and environmental management practices. It won a Charter Award from CNU in 2003, along with awards from the Urban Land Institute, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and an EarthCraft House Development of the Year. Glenwood Park is a mile from two different Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail stops, and is directly on an active bus route that leads downtown. Glenwood Park is also a model community for future development along the Belt Line, a proposed trail and transit line that would make a loop around in-town Atlanta using the rights-of-way of old rail lines. Come spend the afternoon exploring the project and hearing about the lessons learned in creating this sustainable community.

     Katharine Kelley, Green Street Properties

Tour 19. Smyrna and Post Riverside Tour *

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Friday, May 21, 2010 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

See how a new town center turned around a formerly declining small suburban city and increased appraised land value an astonishing 1,800%. The leadership of the City of Smyrna set a new direction very early (1989) for the redevelopment of first-ring suburban cities throughout the nation. The architecture of civic buildings and infrastructure sparked excitement. Density was increased while remaining comfortable to the suburban market. Its success was recognized with an early national Urban Design Award in 1997, and inclusion in ULI publications. Then the popular Market Village was constructed with housing over retail. The project has now matured and the one-mile radius “halo effect” of upgraded higher density around the center is clearly visible. Post Riverside is an early, privately developed example of an attractive New Urbanist town plaza form applied to a large scale apartment and office building complex. Retail and apartment amenity spaces surrounding the Town Green Plaza were designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co. Post Riverside was a study in the use of building types to create urban space and the incorporation of structured parking into the plan. Tour Hosts will be Sizemore Group, the architects and planners of Smyrna with representatives of the city and Post Properties.

     Mike Sizemore, Sizemore Group

Tour 20. Evening Tour and Cocktails: Antebellum Roswell Temple House and Mill Village Tour - co-sponsored by the ICA&CA *

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A short ride "Outside the Perimeter" (OTP) brings guests through the national forest into the antebellum town of Roswell, which was founded in the 1830s on the heels of the Trail of Tears. Ranked by Money Magazine as one of the top 20 best cities to live in the eastern United States, Roswell is well known for its “Temple” houses – Greek Revival monuments that are reputed as some of the purest and finest in the Nation, spared by Sherman’s torch. This walking tour begins at Relish on the recently revitalized Square with new Southern cuisine and cocktails. Highlights included in the tour include Barrington Hall (the acropolis of Roswell), Mill Village, Factory Waterfall, Mimosa Hall (Neel Reid’s Atlanta home), and the New England-styled Presbyterian Church. The tour concludes with an exploration of Bulloch Hall, Theodore Roosevelt’s mother’s home, which is co-sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of The Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America. This tour is a rare and broad glimpse into the interiors of some of the Nation’s most notable Southern antebellum architecture. LIMITED AVAILABILITY Guests have the option of dining at one of the historic village cafes and taking the later bus back to the city. LIMITED AVAILABILITY

     Lew Oliver, Whole Town Solutions

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Ally Events

ND 301: Implementing the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System *

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Room 301 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Full-day Faculty-led CEUs: 7 hrs If you want to learn how to apply the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system to a real project, this workshop is for you. Walk through the phases of a typical project and the key decisions that project teams must make, including key stakeholder considerations. Engage with experienced LEED FacultyTM and other participants in interactive activities using case examples that enable you to work hands-on with LEED implementation strategies and rating system tools, including project forms. ND 251 or ND 252 is recommended prior to taking this course. Ideal audience: Professionals (planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, etc.) already familiar with the basic concepts of the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System, but new to implementing it on projects; new LEED APs; LEED APs following the prescriptive path; LEED AP ND credential holders seeking LEED-specific CEUs for GBCI’s credential maintenance requirements; individuals pursuing GBCI's LEED AP ND credential. Registration Site: https://www.usgbc.org/CourseCatalog/coursedetail.aspx?ID=90003946

SmartCode Intensive *

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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

SmartCode Intensive is an advanced session meant for seasoned urbanists who have studied or used form-based codes intimately. It's everything you need to catch up on the SmartCode's latest advances. Top experts on the SmartCode will deliver a fast-paced 9.5 hour session on the power of this form-based code -- transect-based code -- unified development code -- model ordinance. The SmartCode and its modules represent the input of countless planners, politicians, developers and citizens -- a collective knowledge base that spans decades. Speakers: Nathan Norris, Rick Hall, DeWayne Carver, Hazel Borys, Ann Daigle, Laura Hall, Andrés Duany, Robert Gibbs, Galina Tahchieva, Doug Farr, Dan Slone, Sandy Sorlien, Jennifer Hurley, Peter Swift, Marina Khoury, Ken Groves, Chad Emerson. Find out more and register at SmartCodeComplete.com. For questions email hazel@placemakers.com or phone (204) 989-0217. Fee: $49

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Special Events

Pre-Congress Forum: Imagine DOWNTOWN healthy, livable sustainable: A Regional Network of Livable Center Retrofits

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American Cancer Society Auditorium address?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

To prepare for the 18th Congress to go into session, take part in quick briefings by Allies, Partners and CNU Leadership as they set the stage for discussion and advancing the Urban Labs. Kelly Brooks, Stakeholder Relations Director of the International Government Relations Group and author of "The Coca-Cola Company: Haiti Hope and International Community/Economic Development" will be speaking. A further welcome to CNU 18 will be extended by Hon. Ceasar C. Mitchell, President of the Atlanta City Council.

     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Laura Heery
     Jennifer Ball, Vice President, Planning, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Ernestine Garey
     Brian M. Leary, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Beltline Inc.
     Tad Leithead, Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
     Laurie Volk, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc
     William de St. Aubin, Principal, Sizemoregroup
     Kelly Brooks, Stakeholder Relations Director, International Government Relations Group; The Coca-Cola Company: Haiti Hope and International Community/Economic Development
     Ceasar C. Mitchell, President, Atlanta City Council
     Annick C. Beaudet, Neighborhood Connectivity Division, City of Austin
     Andrea Pinabell, Director, Sustainable Cities Institute

CNU Member Forum

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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

True grits: Join President and CEO John Norquist and CNU Board members for coffee and share your ideas about how the Congress for the New Urbanism should move forward! This informal session will be near the display area. Bring an appetite for good conversation.

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Social Events

Saturday Night Reception *

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The Shed Glenwood Park, 475 Bill Kennedy Way Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316
Saturday, May 22, 2010 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

An Evening of Farm-to-Table Food, within the CNU Charter Award winning Glenwood Park Please join your friends and colleagues in celebrating the conclusion of our 18th Congress for the New Urbanism on Saturday evening, May 22, from 7:30pm to 11:30pm at the CNU Charter Award winning development, Glenwood Park. The evening will feature a menu of local food from The Shed, including organic vegetables, goat cheese and additional local fare combined to create imaginative “sliders” and various side dishes. Along with the mouth-watering array of food, your first beverage is also included with your ticket. An Organic Yogurt “Sundae Bar” will cap off the evening. In addition to dining, participants will be treated to a taste of New Urbanism at night. The Seed and Feed Marching Abominables will lead a “march” and performance throughout the neighborhood, including stops at some of the great restaurants, parks, and homes that animate and illuminate Glenwood Park. Various homes along the path will be open to welcome attendees to a private, insider’s view of life in this great new neighborhood. Transportation to and from Glenwood Park will be provided. Cost: $65 (before April 8); $75 (after April 8)

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Ticketed Events

CNU/ULI Luncheon: Creating a Model for Walkable Campus Communities *

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191 Peachtree Tower 41st floor
Friday, May 21, 2010 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

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Chapter Meet-Ups

CNU Carolinas Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Max Lagers 320 Peachtree Street www.maxlagers.com The CNU Carolinas Chapter will host a networking social with fresh brewed beer and other drinks at Max Lagers for CNU members from the Carolinas, and elsewhere, to meet each other and find out what everyone has been working on. CNU Carolinas Chapter members will enjoy the first round of drinks on the Chapter and anyone is free to stay for dinner. Come hear what our chapter has been doing this past year and learn our plans for the future! Open event. Please RSVP to carolinas@cnu.org if you plan to attend. Walk 2 blocks west on Baker Street and then 1 block northeast on Peachtree Street.

CNU Cascadia Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

More information coming soon!

CNU Colorado Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Max Lagers 320 Peachtree Street www.maxlagers.com Grab a drink and a bite to eat with your fellow CNU members from Colorado. Open event, for more information contact Ronnie {at} wlarch. com

CNU DC & CNU New England Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Thrive Restaurant 101 Marietta Street Please join us for a cocktail reception to honor this year’s Athena Medal winner, Jacques Robertson, and a fun opportunity reconnect with friends from the Washington DC and New England regions. Open event for chapter members – find a Board Member for a free drink ticket

CNU Florida Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Ecco 40 7th Street, NE www.ecco-atlanta.com/ Join CNU Florida at Ecco in Midtown Atlanta for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Meet new officers and board members, catch-up on the latest news, connect with old friends, and meet new ones. Show your support for your CNU Florida Chapter. This is an open event. Visit the CNU Florida website for more information, http://www.cnuflorida.org/. Take Marta bus #110 north up Peachtree to 7th St NE, travel time 15 minutes.

CNU Great Lakes Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Beleza 905 Juniper Street @ 8th Street T: 678-904-4582 Meet and greet fellow New Urbanists from the Great Lakes Region including CNU Illinois and CNU Michigan chapter members as well as the growing Wisconsin and Minnesota chapter organizing committees. Learn first hand about plans for CNU 19 in Madison Wisconsin. Light Hors D'oeuvres and desserts will be served for a modest cover charge at the Brazilian inspired Beleza Lounge, just one mile north of the convention hotel. RSVP NLT May 15th to: chair@cnuillinois.org

CNU Northern California Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Living Room at W Hotel 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard Californians from the "upper 48", join us for news about the chapter, an informal meeting and discussion about upcoming chapter events, and meet-and-greet with other chapter members. No RSVP or ticket required, for more information visit http://cnu-california.blogspot.com/

CNU NY, NJ & PA Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Millennium Gate 395 17th Street, at State St. CNU New York and CNU New Jersey along with the Pennsylvania chapter organizing committee invite all chapter members to a party inside the Millennium Gate, a new Triumphal Arch and Atlanta city museum in the Atlantic Station development. Our co-hosts will be Rodney Cook, the Council for European Urbanism and the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment. Free food & cash bar. Take MARTA to Arts Center, ASAP+ (free shuttle bus) to 17th Street at Atlantic Drive, then walk one short block to 395 17th Street.

CNU Atlanta Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Baraonda Cafe Italiano 710 Peachtree Street Northeast www.baraondaatlanta.com Join CNU Atlanta for a fun evening of evening of good conversation and some of Atlanta's best Italian food. Great networking with Atlanta Chapter members; Kudos to Congress Host Committee; Announcements about upcoming events and Congress legacy for the future in Atlanta. $50 ticket required via check or cash, hors d’oeuvres and two drinks will be provided. Contact CNU Atlanta board members or visit www.cnuatlanta.org Walk 0.9 mi up Peachtree Street from the hotel, or MARTA bus #110 up Peachtree to 3rd Street.

CNU Texas Chapter Meet Up

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Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

11 Stories at the Glenn Hotel 110 Marietta St NW CNU Central Texas, CNU North Texas and CNU Houston invite all Texas New Urbanists and their friends to join them for a fun evening. T his is an open event, as big as all of Texas with correspondingly sized drin k tickets.Folks, you don't want to miss this!

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Initiative Workshops

Building safer streets for healthier neighborhoods

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Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Safety, liability, and emergency response are often barriers to the implementation of successful livable streets. This 3-hour special session examines the specific concerns that engineers, lawyers, and fire officials have with livable streets, and discusses how to overcome them. Learn how the principles of the New Urbanism can be used to provide a broader, more comprehensive approach to health and life safety, and learn the latest news from CNU’s Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative, which has engaged fire marshals and new urbanists to find common solutions that provide great streets. THIS SESSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

     Marcy McInelly, AIA, Associate Principal, SERA Architects
     Eric Dumbaugh, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
     Sara Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Health Law & Policy
     Matthew Trowbridge, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia
     Andrew Mortensen, Senior Transportation Planner, Transpo Group

HIA Initiative Workshop: Health Impact Assessment Basics for Healthy Places

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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Increasing concerns about obesity and other chronic diseases have led to questions about how the places where we live, work, play and learn can influence public health. In response, Health Impact Assessments, or HIAs, can be used to measure a proposed development plan’s potential effects on human health. HIAs result in evidence-based recommendations designed to enhance positive health outcomes and minimize negative ones. Seasoned HIA practitioners will provide introductory tools to show you how to conduct an HIA, as well as resources on how to build your capacity to promote health and equity in the communities where you work.

     Karen Leone de Nie, Research Manager in Community and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
     James E. Dills, MUP, MPH, ORISE Fellow, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Diseasr Control and Prevention
     Sarah Heaton Kennedy, MPH
     Michelle Marcus, Research Scientist, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, Georgia Tech.
     Amanda Thompson, Planning Director, The City of Decatur

Water Sustainability through Neighborhood (and Regional) Design: New Urbanism as an Antidote to Urban Water Woes

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Room 208-211 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Like traffic, we often try to manage water in broad terms of flow and performance levels. Like transportation, regional water resource management by way of engineered collection and diversion has often spread without regard to environmental scale or development context, with predictable declines in watershed health. Taking cues from CNU’s transportation reform agenda, this session compares sustainable urbanism’s water strategies to current conventional standards and regulations that are intended to protect and enhance water resources. In addition to addressing policy and technical barriers to expanded use of green infrastructure, participants can expect a lively discussion on CNU water sustainability priorities, a research agenda, critical partnerships and potential funders.

     Paul Crabtree, President, Crabtree Group, Inc
     Steve Wise, Natural Resources Program Director, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Lisa Nisenson, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Coordinator, Nisenson Consulting
     Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Dee Merriam, CDC Community Planner
     Thomas E. Low, AIA, LEED, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Milt Rhodes, Director, New Urban Water Works
     John Jacob, Coastal Community Development Specialist, Texas Sea Grant, Texas A&M University
     Glen Abrams, AICP, Watershed Program Manager, Philadelphia Watersheds
     Rob Bennett, Executive Director, Portland + Oregon Sustainability Institute
     Tim Griffin, Director, St. Paul on the Mississippi Design Center
     Danielle Gallet, Infrastructure Strategist, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Nancy Stoner, USEPA Office of Water and Watersheds

Affordable Housing and Sustainability

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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Affordable housing is one of New Urbanism's most challenging principles to realize. This session will explore the roles of physical design and public policy in producing affordable housing in the context of sustainable neighborhoods. The presentations will provide an update on efforts in several cities. A panel of respondents will comment on the challenges that lie ahead. Shelley Poticha will describe the new Sustainable Communities Program of the Federal Government. The final hour will be organized as small group discussions in order to debate and define CNU's role moving this agenda forward.

     Steve A. Mouzon, AIA LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild
     Renee Glover, President and CEO, Atlanta Housing Authroity
     Emily Talen, PhD AICP, Professor, , School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
     Raymond L. Gindroz, Co-founder and Principal, Urban Design Associates
     Dan Solomon, Principal, WRT Solomon E.T.C.
     Frances Ferguson, National Real Estate Programs, NeighborWorks America
     Thomas "Danny" Boston, Georgia Tech Economics Dept/ CEO of EuQuant
     Doug Shoemaker, Mayor's Office of Housing, City and County of San Francisco
     Shannon Chance, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture, Hampton University
     Shelley Poticha, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Senior Adviser for Sustainable Housing and Communities

Agricultural Urbanism Part 1

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The session begins with an overview of present-day facts and conditions that challenge the health of developed nations today, including the negative impacts of separating eaters from food sources and subsequent health, environmental, economic, political and social repercussions. Once the importance of incorporating agriculture into contemporary life has been demonstrated, examples of evolving and in-practice solutions to these problems will be shared. These will introduce the theory of Agricultural Urbanism and examples of communities that have been and are being constructed around the growing of food.

     David Crossley, President, Houston Tomorrow
     James Howard. Kunstler, Author
     Christa Essig, MPH, Public Health Analyst, National Center for Environmental Health and Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, CDC
     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Steve Nygren, Founder/Managing Partner, Serenbe
     Victoria Ranney, Co-Founder, Prairie Crossing; President, Prairie Holdings Corporation. , Prairie Crossing; Prairie Holdings Corp.

Creating Authentic Places: Emerging Best Practices for New Urban Developers Part 1

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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

For more than twenty years, the country’s most innovative development professionals have been building authentic places. As the real estate industry begins to remake itself, how can we apply what we have learned? What are the emerging opportunities? This session is the first step in the Developers’ Initiative, which plans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of implementing the Charter of the New Urbanism. Don’t miss the insights, breaking news and emerging best practices that will be discussed during this interactive session. Learn more at www.creatingauthenticplaces.com.

     Russell S. Preston, Design Associate, Cornish Associates
     Gianni Longo, Principal, ACP Visioning & Planning
     Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal , Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Alexander Gorlin, Principal, Alexander Gorlin Architects
     Roseanne Haggerty, President & Founder , Common Ground

Agricultural Urbanism Part 2

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Grand Ballroom AB + Corridor 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This session will give some historical perspective surrounding the incorporation of growing food in post-industrial agricultural communities within the past 100 years. Presentation highlights include an overview of new towns in Spain in the 1930s, the 1986 founding of the Slow Food Movement, and the more recent work of progressive cities such as Vancouver (Note: Cities in developing countries maintain a close connection to intra-urban agriculture; this discussion focuses on affluent nations, for now). The session will then examine contemporary local examples of growing food in Atlanta, including a discussion of business. The session will end with a panel discussion some of the challenges facing the implementation of these communities today, including zoning.

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Janine de la Salle, Director, Food Systems Planning, HB Lanarc Consultants Ltd.
     Jean-Francois LeJeune, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Miami
     Bryan Hager, Crager Hager Farm
     Daron Joffe, CFO, Chief Farming Officer, Farner D Organics
     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
     Ben Northrup, Architect
     Vinayak Bharne, Associate, Moule & Polyzoides

Creating Authentic Places: Emerging Best Practices for New Urban Developers Part 2

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
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Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Join some of CNU’s best development professionals for the second half of a collaborative session exploring how to improve the implementation of the Charter of the New Urbanism. Hear about emerging market conditions and from local developers about their process for creating authentic places. Don’t miss the insights, breaking news and emerging best practices that will be discussed during this interactive session. Learn more at www.creatingauthenticplaces.com.

     Russell S. Preston, Design Associate, Cornish Associates
     Todd Zimmerman, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc
     Pam Sessions , Founder, Hedgewood Properties
     Katharine Kelley, President and CEO, Green Street Properties

Transportation Networks

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
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Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM

The sustainable transportation network supports the creation and maintenance of great places—those high-quality environments that strengthen neighborhood identity and culture. Networks are the key element of the public realm; they provide the context for blocks, parks, and buildings and the setting for human interaction served by a truly supportive pedestrian environment. A highly connected, human-scaled network supported by a diversity of streets is essential to a healthy urban environment.

     Thomas Kronemeyer, Senior Associate Principal, Community Design + Architecture
     Norman Garrick, Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering , University of Connecticut
     Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Marcy McInelly, AIA, Associate Principal, SERA Architects
     Joseph P. Readdy, AIA, Architect, JRA
     Lucy Gibson, Principal, Smart Mobility, Inc.
     Philip Erickson, AIA, President, Community Design + Architecture
     John Peponis

Sprawl Retrofit Initiative & Cumberland TOD Workshop

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Can we heal our sprawling communities through retrofit, repair and redevelopment? Find out at the interactive Sprawl Retrofit Initiative workshop! The first hour will include a dynamic pecha kucha presentation by members of the initiative, overviewing ideas in design, regulation and implementation of sprawl retrofit to achieve healthier communities. The second part will evolve around a presentation and analysis of the groundbreaking Cumberland CID retrofit as a sustainable and transit-ready model of a local, regional and federal partnership. Initiative members, national experts and project stake holders will discuss the design approach and will recommend an implementation toolkit. And finally, we will have a conversation about the future of our Sprawl Retrofit Initiative and what we want to accomplish in the upcoming year in terms of design, policies or research.

     Galina Tachieva, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk
     Tad Leithead, Chair, Atlanta Regional Commission
     Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
     June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture - Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York/CUNY
     Liz York, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Chief Sustainability Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Michael Mehaffy, Managing Director, Sustasis Foundation
     Josh Martin, Land Use & Communities Program Director , South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
     Bill Wright, Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP
     John Anderson, Principal, Anderson Kim
     Thomas E. Low, AIA, LEED, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Emily Talen, PhD AICP, Professor, , School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
     Paul Crabtree, President, Crabtree Group, Inc
     William de St. Aubin, Principal, Sizemoregroup
     Stephen Coyle, AIA, LEEP AP, Owner, Town-Green

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Meals/Breaks

Orientation Breakfast for First-Time Attendees

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Room 212-214 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Next Generation of New Urbanists Coffee Break

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Grand Salon D 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Friday, May 21, 2010 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Missed the NextGen on Thursday? Feeling lost in the lobby? Are you a student, new professional, activist or just wondering what we’re all about? Stop by and connect with other energetic New Urbanists and find out about future events and initiatives. All are welcome.

Underrepresented Professions Breakfast Meet Up

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Grand Salon D 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

CNU aims to break down professional silos but it’s also good to find those facing similar challenges. Come meet other professionals in engineering, finance, marketing, landscape architecture and your profession or group. All are welcome. Want to connect but can’t make the event? Email myspace@cnunextgen.org. Brought to you by NextGen (cnunextgen.org ).

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New Urbanism 202s

A- Design Techniques for Master Planning Pursuant to a Form-Based Code. *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Leading designers will share the various principles, approaches and tricks of the trade they use to design within the parameters of a form-based code. Panelists will share their approach to designing buildings, blocks, and neighborhoods to make the most out of form-based zoning. Following brief presentations from the panelists, attendees will have the opportunity to implement the designers’ approaches in a hands-on design session. This interactive session is an excellent opportunity for designers and developers interested in building within form-based codes. For regulators responsible for enforcing form-based codes, there will be a separate breakout session aimed at identifying and resolving designs that conflict with regulations.

     Geoff Dyer, Director of Canadian Operations, PlaceMakers, LLC; Principal and Urban Designer, T-Six Urbanists Inc, Placemakers LLC
     Daniel Parolek, AIA,, Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
     James Dougherty, Director of Design, Dover, Kohl & Partners
     Caleb Racicot, Senior Principal, Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates
     Joni Priest, Planner, Nashville Metro Planning Department
     Robert Alminana, Principal, Hall Alminana Inc.

B- Innovative Methods for Assessing Health & Climate Impacts of Development & Transportation Investments *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn innovative, state-of-the-art tools for planners, architects, engineers and health care practitioners in order to assess and quantify relative climate and health impacts of contrasting land use and transportation investment proposals for area-specific and region scale considerations. Presentations include in-depth case study demonstrations of such approaches followed by analyses and step-by-step methods and strategies to meet requirements.

     Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology
     Lawrence Frank, Ph.D., AICP, CIP, ASLA, Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Urban Transportation Systems, Institute for Resource and Environment, University of British Columbia

C- Retail Lounge 2010: Creating The Mixed-Use “Heart” – The Real Center of Town of New Urbanist Projects *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Room 201 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Have you ever contemplated the attributes of a mixed-use town, or wondered what it takes to create such an urban environment? Come listen to some of North America’s experts in planning, development and leasing, as well of some of our nation's leading retailers and business operators as they discuss lessons learned, proven strategies, and real life examples for the successful development and implementation for creating the central “heart” of town. Presenters will forge a comprehensive definition of mixed-use town centers and provide effective “roll up your sleeves” approaches that are working in today’s difficult real estate marketplace.

     Max Reim, Principal and Co-Managing Partner, Live Work Learn Play LLP
     Macon Toledano, Vice President, LeylandAlliance LLC
     Michael D. Watkins, AIA AICP LEED-AP CNU-A, Architect, Mike Watkins Architecture
     Rob Spanier, Vice President, Live Work Learn Play LLP
     AJ Tusa, Owner and operator of major restaurants across the South East USA

D- Retrofitting Suburbia *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Room 202 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn from the authors of Retrofitting Suburbia, A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development, and the forthcoming Sprawl Repair Manual about the proposed and implemented range of innovative urbanizing solutions to retrofit single-use, low-density, car-dependent property types for a sustainable metropolitan future. Designers, developers and public planners will learn successful techniques, as well as potential pitfalls, for transforming dying malls, moribund strip centers, outmoded office parks, aging garden apartment complexes and more. The presentation of key urban design principles, in-depth case studies and regulatory frameworks for implementation will be followed by discussion of the frontiers of innovation for the next generation of suburban retrofits. New urbanists are well positioned to respond to ongoing wrenching shifts in the real estate “sprawl machine” with sustainable redevelopment solutions to the pressures of future population growth. Join us to learn how you can successfully contribute to meeting this challenge.

     June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture - Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York/CUNY
     Galina Tachieva, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk
     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

E- Resuscitate, Reposition and Regenerate – Development Strategies to Survive the Recession *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Hear what experienced developers across North America are doing to ensure projects survive and, in some cases, even thrive during the recession. Case studies will focus on New Urbanist projects that successfully completed several phases before the recession. Join the esteemed panel of developers as they reflect on both the advantages and disadvantages of New Urbanist plans, product types, amenities and other elements relative to more conventional competition. Panelists will share insights on breathing new life into stalled markets, restructuring finances, investor relations, marketing strategies for generating traffic, tenant negotiations, sales and leasing incentives, public agency assistance with infrastructure funding and entitlement flexibility, redesigns that respond to shifting consumer fundamentals and more.

     Jim Constantine, Looney Ricks Kiss
     Samuel Sherman, Partner , Sam Sherman Assoc. LLC; New Urban Ventures LLC
     Frank Starkey, President, Longleaf Development Co.
     Michael Lander, Lander Group

F- Innovations in Comprehensive Planning *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Room 201 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Following a brief introduction concerning the many ways New Urbanism has dramatically changed the creation and implementation of comprehensive plans, Innovations in Comprehensive Planning focuses on techniques and tools planners can use in their practice and presents examples drawn from established best practices and evolving ideas. Participants will gain a practical understanding of how to create extensive plans that elevate the importance of character and quality of place while pursuing the goal of creating healthy communities. Topics include using visualizations to set the plan’s vision, creating a place-based plan framework through transportation, incorporating form and character into the plan, and linking sustainability and health-in-the- city principles.

     Gianni Longo, Principal, ACP Visioning & Planning
     Matt Raimi, Principal, Raimi + Associates, Inc.
     William A. Gilchrist, FAIA CNU, Senior Associate , AECOM

G- Smart Growth 101-999 *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Grand Salon C 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is it possible to cover all of the bases of smart growth in a single half-day session? Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon vow to try. Creators of the new Smart Growth Manual alongside Andres Duany, the instructors will critically address the topic from the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window-box. Duany will kick off this discussion before introducing fellow presenters.

     Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
     Jeff B. Speck, CNU-A, AICP LEED-AP, SPECK & ASSOCIATES LLC
     Mike Lydon, The Street Plans Collaborative

H- “Coding” for LEED for Neighborhood Development *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Grand Salon B 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Many municipalities are using LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) as a sustainability benchmark and to audit their development codes. Unfortunately, such code audits routinely reveal that some or most of LEED-ND is locally illegal. The strategic response often has three steps: make ND legal, encourage ND, and ultimately require ND. This workshop focuses on the techniques of meeting LEED-ND prerequisites and credits through revisions to laws and codes governing existing and new development. This interactive session has three parts: 1) Easy Fixes, 2) Legal Limitations to achieving LEED-ND through codes, and 3) Case Studies of Using LEED-ND as an audit tool (Denver/Boulder/DC). A basic familiarity with LEED-ND is assumed.

     Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
     Leslie Oberholtzer, Principal And Director of Planning, Farr Associates
     Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

I- You can have it all- great places and practical thoroughfares- with the CNU/ITE Manual *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Room 202 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The CNU/ITE manual gives us a guidebook on how to design "big" streets that balance among the sometimes competing modes and uses of a public street. Skepticism on the parts of both public and agencies that this is even possible can be a barrier to achieving the goals of the manual. This presentation includes practical tips and case studies for how to convince the "traveling public" and agencies that we can design streets that are both great places and serviceable for traffic.

     Lucy Gibson, Principal, Smart Mobility, Inc.
     Philip Erickson, AIA, President, Community Design + Architecture
     Paul Moore, PE, Principal, AECOM Design + Planning
     Edward Schock, Mayor, City of Elgin

J- Small-Increment Urbanism: Fun with Challenging Development Math *

AICP CM credits approved: 3.00
AIA approved credits to-date: 3.00
(Please check back for updates on AIA and HSW credits) New Urbanism 202s
Grand Salon A 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Developing small-scale urban projects is not only one of the few viable development strategies for times of constrained access to capital, but is also likely to be key to development as America recovers and resumes the process of re-urbanization. This session examines the process of developing small urban infill properties: completing or enhancing urban neighborhoods, retrofitting suburban locations, and breaking larger parcels into manageable development increments. Emphasis will be on the influence of the pro forma on scale and form, exploring what elements trigger increased costs and influence phasing potential.

     Todd Zimmerman, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates Inc
     John Anderson, Principal, Anderson Kim
     Ari Heckman, HM Ventures LLC
     Michael Lander, Lander Group

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Partner Events

Today's Best Form-Based Codes

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Room 207-204 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303
Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust Form-Based Codes Awards for 2010 are being given for three very different codes, each outstanding for different reasons. The Denver Commons is a “legacy code”, where extensive on-the-ground results are evidence of the code’s ability to produce the initial vision for a former “brownfield” within the city center. The Heart of Peoria Form-Based Code Form-Districts incorporates a form-based code for specific areas with high potential for revitalization into a contemporaneous conventional zoning rewrite for the balance of the city. In contrast, Miami 21 took on – and very successfully met – the challenge of a new code for the entire City of Miami, setting up walkable urbanism as the default setting for the entire city and offering a highly stream-lined approval process and timeframe for projects that conform to the code. This in-depth session will include a look into the details of each of these codes both from the perspective of the Driehaus FBC Jury and representatives involved in writing and/or adopting and administering the codes. Time is being set-aside for questions and comments from session attendees as well. This session is sponsored by the Form-Based Codes Institute to showcase these three winning codes as models for emulation and to explore the circumstances that led to their adoption and “lessons learned” along the way that may enable us to do as well or even better in the future. The 2010 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award Jury Members are: Daniel Parolek, Opticos Design, Jury Chair Ben Bolgar, The Prince’s Foundation Linda Pruitt, The Cottage Company Kaizer Rangwala, Rangwala Associates Bill Spikowski, Spikowski Planning Associates For more information go to www.formbasedcodes.org or contact FBCI Executive Director Carol Wyant, (carol@formbasedcodes.org or 312.498.7166)