New Urbanism 202s



* Indicates ticketed session.

NU 202 A- Creating “The 4th Place” – The Ultimate Mixed-Use Environment *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
AIA credits approved: 4 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 4

In the late 1980s, Ray Oldenburg established a new way of seeing the places where we live, defining the First Place as the home, the Second Place as the workplace, and Third Places as the “anchors” of community life that foster meaningful and creative social interaction. LiveWorkLearnPlay has created a vision and case for “The 4th Place” – the ultimate mixed-use environment that includes the home, places of work, and the great Third Places. Come listen to international experts in mixed-use development, planning and leasing, as well as city officials, as they discuss how to create the ultimate mixed-use environment.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $170, Non-CNU member: $240
After May 6: CNU member: $190, Non-CNU member: $260

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Joe Brigandi Jr. , Administrator, Borough of Glassboro, NJ
Jackie Doak, Chief Operating Officer, Dart Enterprises Ltd. and Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd.
Lawrence J. Morrissey, Mayor, City of Rockford
Max Reim, Principal and Managing Partner, LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc.
Rob Spanier, Vice President, LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc.
John Torti, FAIA, LEED AP, President, Torti Gallas and Partners
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED AP,CNU-A, Architect, Mike Watkins Architecture

NU 202 F- Drawing for Non-Architects *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

Do not feel left out at the next charrette. This hands-on drawing session will teach non-architects the basic conventions of drawing plans. Participants will draw during this workshop and will be provided with a range of pens, drawing paper, and sample drawings to emulate. Line weights, scale, texture, and simple techniques will be taught to instill the confidence that permits participants to meaningfully contribute at their next charrette. Registration fee includes basic drawing supplies that will be used by registrants during the class.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $155, Non-CNU member: $225
After May 6: CNU member: $175, Non-CNU member: $245

Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist

NU 202 G- Retrofitting Suburbia *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Sustainable Design (LU/HSW/SD)
AICP CM Credits: 3
AICP Law Credits: 1

Learn from the authors of Retrofitting Suburbia, the Sprawl Repair Manual, and A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development about a range of innovative sprawl retrofit solutions. A presentation of key urban design principles, prototypical techniques, in-depth case studies and regulatory frameworks for implementation will be followed by discussion of the frontiers of innovation for suburban retrofits. This class includes a copy of Retrofitting Suburbia, and the Sprawl Repair Manual, together an $85 value.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $205, Non-CNU member: $275
After May 6: CNU member: $225, Non-CNU member: $295

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Lynn Richards, Policy Director, EPA - Office of Sustainable Communities
Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Galina Tachieva, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture - Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York/CUNY

NU 202 B- Small-Increment Urbanism: Fun with Challenging Development Math *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

Developing small-scale urban projects is one of the few viable development strategies in times of constrained access to capital. Such projects are also key as America recovers and resumes the process of re-urbanization. This session examines the process of developing small urban infill properties through completing or enhancing urban neighborhoods, retrofitting suburban locations, and breaking larger parcels into manageable development increments.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $135, Non-CNU member: $205
After May 6: CNU member: $155, Non-CNU member: $225

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

R. John Anderson, Principal, Anderson Kim Architecture + Urban Design
Dan Camp, Renaissance Man, The Cotton District
Michael Lander, President and Founder, Lander Group

NU 202 D- Coding for LEED-ND *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

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 many aspects of LEED-ND are locally illegal. The strategic response often has three steps: make ND legal, encourage ND, and perhaps even require ND. This workshop focuses how to meet 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. This course will discuss the Chicago challenge to implement LEED-ND throughout the city. A basic familiarity with LEED-ND is assumed. For a free look at LEED-ND, go to cnu.org.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $135, Non-CNU member: $205
After May 6: CNU member: $155, Non-CNU member: $225

Doug Farr, CNU-A, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Jonathan Furr, Partner, Holland & Knight
Leslie Oberholtzer, Principal and Director of Planning, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design

NU 202 C- SmartCode Calibration SWAT Team (Sustainability With Applied Transect) *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Sustainable Design (LU/HSW/SD)
AICP CM Credits: 3

This is a hands-on, feet-moving workshop. In just three hours we will attempt what normally takes three days - study base maps, calibrate the open-source SmartCode model code for a study area, sketch out a transect-based regulating plan, and compare the new T-zoning with the existing code. Three teams led by experienced code calibrators will hit the ground to calibrate (measure, photograph) one Transect Zone in Madison, so we end up with T3, T4, and T5 in our plan and code. The best way to learn SmartCode calibration is to just do it. Techniques learned here can be applied to any form-based code.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $135, Non-CNU member: $205
After May 6: CNU member: $155, Non-CNU member: $225

Judith I. Bell, CNU, LEED, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Susan Henderson, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC
Andrew Zitofsky, LEED AP, Project Director, Dover Kohl & Partners

NU 202 M- The Smart Growth Manual *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Sustainable Design (LU/HSW/SD)
AICP CM Credits: 3

The Smart Growth Manual, by Andres Duany and Jeff Speck, with Mike Lydon, is a powerful tool for the implementation of new urbanist principles. It raises critical issues about the role of smart growth in New Urbanism. This session will present the manual and its application, followed by an enlightened critique of the new urbanist view of smart growth from a non-CNU panelist, as well as audience members. This class includes a copy of The Smart Growth Manual, a $25 value.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $160, Non-CNU member: $230
After May 6: CNU member: $180, Non-CNU member: $250

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

NU 202 L- Retail Planning Principles for Cities & New Urban Commercial Centers *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Sustainable Design (LU/HSW/SD)
AICP CM Credits: 3

This fast paced program will demonstrate how proven principles of modern retail development can be combined with the best practices of New Urbanism to create sustainable mixed-use urban commercial centers. The session will focus on the required market demographics for various retailers, restaurants, and shopping center typologies that include convenience centers, neighborhood centers, power centers, regional malls, and lifestyle centers.

Discussions of trends and techniques for the integration of hotel, office and residential uses will also be presented through 20 case studies on diverse places such as Birkdale, Charleston, The Glen, Houston, Lake Forest, Madison, Middleton Hills, Santa Cruz, Rosemary Beach and Seaside. Participants are also welcome to bring projects to be discussed in a classroom setting.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $135, Non-CNU member: $205
After May 6: CNU member: $155, Non-CNU member: $225

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Todd M. Caruso, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Retail Agency Services, Americas
Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
Jane Grabowski-Miller, RLA, ASLA, CNU-A, Vice President Planning & Urban Design, Erdman Development Group
Terry Shook, FAIA, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley, Inc.

NU 202 J- Got Capital? Financial Restructurings and the New Reality *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

This program is a no nonsense exposé of the financial impact that the housing crisis has had on town builders and developers in perfecting their plans. Practicing town builders of large-scaled residential communities will share their experience in restructuring the economics of their communities, including strategies for accessing new equity capital, restructuring bank debt, note purchases and bank cram downs. You'll see examples of current mixed-use new urban projects that are being re-conceived, repositioned and refinanced to fit the reality of today’s market dynamics and its economic constraints. You'll gain insights into recapitalizing TND projects and gain a better appreciation of the role that creative financial restructuring plays in executing your projects in today’s challenging financial environment.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $135, Non-CNU member: $205
After May 6: CNU member: $155, Non-CNU member: $225

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Bruno Bottarelli, Managing Director, Marquette Companies
Timothy L. Hernandez, AICP, Principal, New Urban Communities Corp
E. Tyler Smith, Esquire, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

NU 202 H- Implementing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

New Urbanism requires walkable streets—convenient thoroughfares to walk, bike, drive, use transit and live our daily lives. CNU and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) have developed a new resource to help implement these requirements,Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach. Learn from experts on how to use this ITE Recommended Practice. Explore specific guidance and techniques to help plan, design, and implement great streets in the New Urbanism context, including organic initiatives such as the "Better Block." Case studies of plans that have used the ITE manual will be presented, along with an audience discussion of the opportunities and limitations of the manual. Registrants will receive a copy of Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, a $30 value.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $165, Non-CNU member: $235
After May 6: CNU member: $185, Non-CNU member: $255

Lucy Gibson, Principal, Smart Mobility, Inc.
Richard Hall, P.E., President, Hall Planning & Engineering Inc.
Andrew Howard, AICP, The StreetSpace Collaborative
Marcy McInelly, AIA, President, Urbsworks, Inc
Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group

NU 202 K- John Nolen’s Lessons for New Urbanism and Beyond *

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Sustainable Design (LU/HSW/SD)
AICP CM Credits: 3

From the City Practical, through the City Livable, towards the City Sustainable, John Nolen, renowned Planner and Landscape Architect, used practical, instructive applications to respond to the challenges of the early twentieth century while addressing future needs. Today, we are (re)learning the lessons of his planning efforts as we face our own challenges, many of which are similar to those of Nolen’s era.

This 202 workshop is design in focus and will:
· Examine Nolen’s original design methods of making communities
· Compare Nolen’s city planning techniques with current projects and how to apply them today
· Explore Nolen’s and NU’s design techniques influence on other emerging trends

This workshop includes the participation of Nolen scholars, leading new urbanists and experts in landscape and green infrastructure.

Each participant will receive two textbooks: Civic By Design: John Nolen’s Lesson for New Urbanism and the Light Imprint Handbook: Integrating Sustainability into Community Design, a $150 value.

Fee:
By May 6: CNU member: $215, Non-CNU member: $285
After May 6: CNU member: $235, Non-CNU member: $305

Tom E. Low, AIA, CNU-A, LEED, AICP, Partner, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company