Special Sessions



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ND 251: Understanding the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System *

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 7 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 7

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Gain essential knowledge of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, including credit intents, requirements, and referenced standards; synergies among credits; and foundations of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED AP ND exam.

Credential Maintenance Units:
GBCI CE Hours 7; GBCI CE Hours (LEED ND Specific) 7; APA/AICP (CMs) 7; AIA/CES (LU) 7; BOMI (CPD) 7; CoreNet (CPD) 7; CSI (CEU) 0.7

This workshop introduces the intent, key elements, main requirements and unique aspects of the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System. Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of the core concepts and strategies behind a successful green neighborhood development.

Led by official USGBC LEED Faculty who are LEED and facilitation experts, the workshop covers the principles and benefits of green design, smart growth and New Urbanism as it relates to LEED for Neighborhood Development. It presents the background, distinctive aspects and limitations, and specific certification stages and processes of this rating system. The course provides an initial understanding of the scope of LEED for Neighborhood Development, examining all prerequisites and many credits in the rating system's three credit categories: Smart Location and Linkage, Neighborhood Pattern and Design, and Green Infrastructure and Buildings. Participants are introduced to the characteristics of site plans and projects that may be appropriate candidates for LEED certification and throughout the day, engage in discussions and interactive activities to understand core LEED for Neighborhood Development concepts, synergies, and gain insight into how LEED can help development projects realize their sustainability goals.

This course meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate Exam.

Learning Objectives:

* Describe the prerequisites and major credit requirements of the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system
* Explain the stages involved in the LEED-ND certification process
* Describe the range of LEED-ND project types and strategies
* Determine if a project is eligible for LEED-ND certification
* Communicate unique aspects and limitations of LEED-ND

What Registration Includes:
* Instruction from official USGBC Faculty who are experts in LEED and trained in facilitation and adult learning techniques.
* Participant workbook, interactive learning activities based on real LEED projects and a glossary of key green building definitions.
* Option to order one print edition of the corresponding Reference Guide at a discounted rate ($145 plus taxes and S&H); no exchanges or refunds.
* Continuing education for 7 hours of instruction directly reported to AIA and CSI.
* Certificate of completion for self-reporting to other professional organizations, including GBCI (7 CE hours).
* Breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Course Instructor: Eliot Allen, Criterion Planners Inc.

New Urbanism 101

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
AIA credits approved: 7 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 6.25

This in-depth primer on the principles and concepts of New Urbanism will give Congress attendees the opportunity to hear founding members discuss how and why New Urbanism works. The day-long 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.

Dave Cieslewicz, Former Mayor of Madison, City of Madison, WI
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Doug Farr, CNU-A, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Charles Green, MA, MFA, CNU-A, Health Communication Specialist, Healthy Community Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Paul Moore, P.E., Principal, AECOM Design + Planning
Jeff B. Speck, CNU-A, AICP, LEED AP, Honorary ASLA, Speck & Associates LLC
Emily Talen, Ph.D., AICP, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A one day forum for newcomers and veterans alike.

Students, professionals, advocates, and new members will 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 diverse 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 www.cnunextgen.org.

Open Source Congress

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Open Source Congress is a grassroots forum that forms annually during the Congress for the New Urbanism. It feeds the problem-solving energy for which the CNU is famous and helps attendees connect over questions of mutual interest.

Have a topic that needs discussion? Pick a time and post it to the Open Source schedule board. Interested people will show up at your meeting, collaborate with you, take notes, and help create the CNU’s next big innovation. Volunteer facilitators will help you create and manage your own working session. Just curious? Simply join a session that’s of interest to you, and let the collaboration begin.

Want to take it for a test drive? Join us for the Open Source Plenary on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 a.m. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a short time with a group of like-minded peers.

Jennifer Hurley, CNU-A, President & CEO, Hurley-Franks & Associates
Jennifer Krouse, LEED AP, Independent Management Consultant

Open Source Congress

Friday, June 3, 2011 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Open Source Congress is a grassroots forum that forms annually during the Congress for the New Urbanism. It feeds the problem-solving energy for which the CNU is famous and helps attendees connect over questions of mutual interest.

Have a topic that needs discussion? Pick a time and post it to the Open Source schedule board. Interested people will show up at your meeting, collaborate with you, take notes, and help create the CNU’s next big innovation. Volunteer facilitators will help you create and manage your own working session. Just curious? Simply join a session that’s of interest to you, and let the collaboration begin.

Want to take it for a test drive? Join us for the Open Source Plenary on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 a.m. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a short time with a group of like-minded peers.

Today's Best Form-Based Codes

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

This session will explore each winning code in-depth, the challenges faced in writing and adopting the code, and the features of the code that make it particularly meritorious. Representatives from the team who wrote and adopted the codes will participate in the session along with Driehaus Form-Based Codes jury members. Questions from those attending the presentation will be sought and answered. This is a hands-on and informative session about best practices in Form-Based Coding.

Brian Bigelow, Commissioner, Lee County Government
Geoffrey Ferrell, Principal, Ferrell Madden Associates LLC
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez, AICP, Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Billy L. Hattaway, P.E., Managing Director of Transportation - Florida, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Bruce Jacobson, Jacobson & Wack
Jason King, AICP, CNU-A, Project Director, Dover, Kohl & Partners
Daniel Parolek, AIA, Founding Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
George Proakis, AICP, Director of Planning, City of Somerville, MA
Kaizer Rangwala, AICP, CEcD, CNU-A, Principal, Rangwala Associates
Peter Richards, FAIA, Director, Deicke Richards
Stephen Riley, Principal Planner, Planning Division/Community Development Department, City of Livermore
Christine Rodrigues, AICP, Associate Planner, Planning Division/Community Development Department, City of Livermore
Bill Spikowski, AICP, Principal, Spikowski Planning Associates
Lisa Wise, President, Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc.
Carol Wyant, Executive Director, Form-Based Codes Institute

Breakfast Session 1: Food Systems – Celebrity Panel *

Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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The route of local produce from the farm to market to restaurants is an interesting trip that involves the coordination of many systems and strategies. This event starts with breakfast followed by a brief presentation from each expert. Hear the unique perspectives of a chef, farmer/businessman, and academic. Time is allotted for questions at the end of the presentation.

Executive Chef Tory Miller
Miller trained at the French Culinary Institute, He is currently the executive chef for L’Étoile and Graze. Miller is fulfilling his dream of taking local farm-raised ingredients to the next level. His creativity and talent have gotten him noticed far and wide earning him many recognitions including the title of Madison Magazine’s “2010 Chef of the Year.”

Jonathan Barry
Barry was the creator, organizer, and first manager of Dane County Farmers’ Market from 1973-1981. His insight on food systems combines his background as a farmer, businessman, and former public official in Dane County and the Wisconsin State Legislature. Currently, he works with at-risk youth at Operation Fresh Start, developing skills by building houses.

Jack Kloppenburg, Ph.D.
Kloppenburg is a professor of rural sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has dedicated his life and research to creating more sustainable, local, and progressive food systems. His focus on “foodsheds” - a local, sustainable and self-reliant area around a community that supplies all or most of its food needs - has been brought to life through co-founding of REAP (Research, Education, Action, and Policy) on Food Group, a non-profit organization committed to helping everyone involved with food in Southern Wisconsin do things in a wiser and healthier way.

Meet at L’Étoile, 1 S. Pinckney St. Breakfast (TBD) will be served at 8:00 a.m. and presentations and Q&A will finish by 9:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to experience the Farmers’ Market in advance of the event. 75 people maximum. $25 includes the breakfast and presentations.

Breakfast Session 2: Growing and Presenting Local Foods *

Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Hosted by Executive Chef Dan Fox of The Madison Club, the event starts with breakfast, is followed by a 20-30 minute presentation and concludes with a tour of the “backyard” restaurant garden.

Chef Fox trained at Kendall College, an acclaimed culinary school in Chicago. His training took him to Provence, France and Austria. During his three and a half years at The Madison Club, he has brought globally inspired cuisine to diners. He is passionate about local foods, building a farmer/chef connection, and feels that the Dane County Farmers’ Market is the best in the country. Fox also has a seat on the REAP board, an organization dedicated to local, sustainable food.

Meet in the Terrace Room of The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St. Attendees are encouraged to experience the Farmers’ Market in advance of the event. 120 people maximum. $25 fee includes breakfast, the presentation and tour.

Breakfast Session 3: Being Bike Friendly *

Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Enjoy a delicious breakfast while hearing from Art Ross, City of Madison Bicycle Coordinator what it takes to make your community bike friendly.  Your adventure begins at the historic Machinery Row building, home to both the Sardine Restaurant and Machinery Row Bicycles, just a short walk on the hiking/biking path from the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center along the shores of Lake Monona. Madison has earned a spot among the top 10 bike-friendly cities in America as reported by Bicycling Magazine, April 2010.  Ross will talk about the formation of the Platinum Biking City Planning Committee in 2006.  The committee’s goals included achieving a Platinum designation through the league of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Communities program and putting forth a plan for Madison to become the best city in the country for bicycling.  Meet at Sardine-Machinery Row, 617 Williamson St.  Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. followed by the presentation.  34 people maximum.   Fee: $25 event fee includes breakfast.

Open Source Congress

Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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The Open Source Congress is a grassroots forum that forms annually during the Congress for the New Urbanism. It feeds the problem-solving energy for which the CNU is famous and helps attendees connect over questions of mutual interest.

Have a topic that needs discussion? Pick a time and post it to the Open Source schedule board. Interested people will show up at your meeting, collaborate with you, take notes, and help create the CNU’s next big innovation. Volunteer facilitators will help you create and manage your own working session. Just curious? Simply join a session that’s of interest to you, and let the collaboration begin.

Want to take it for a test drive? Join us for the Open Source Plenary on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 a.m. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a short time with a group of like-minded peers.