The annual Congress for the New Urbanism is the leading venue for new urbanist networking, collaboration, and education. CNU members come from far and wide to discuss development practices and public policies, learn from recent innovative work, and advance new initiatives to transform our communities. Join us in Buffalo, New York - the city Frederick Law Olmsted deemed "the best planned city in the United States, if not the world" - and be a part of CNU 22.


New Urbanism on the International Stage: Peter Calthorpe and Enrique Peñalosa

Two of the world's leading urban visionaries, CNU co-founder Peter Calthorpe and former Mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa, share their international work and ideas for how CNU should expand its global purview.

Calthorpe's work in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America has demonstrated that community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe. His current work throughout China is focused on developing standards and examples of Low Carbon Cities in Beijing, Chongqing, Kunming, Zhuhai and other major Chinese cities.

As Mayor of Bogotá, Peñalosa attracted international attention for his successful revitalization efforts. He currently serves as President of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) a non-profit organization providing technical assistance to cities and local advocacy groups on sustainable transportation development throughout Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Join Calthorpe and Peñalosa in Buffalo on Saturday, June 7th at 10:45am for what is sure to be a stimulating discussion.

Famed Architect Robert A.M. Stern Talks About His Latest Book at CNU 22

Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, has a highly impressive pedigree: Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, he also heads a 300-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. And he is one of a select few architects honored with a CNU Athena Award.

Stern's latest book has been called "a 1,072-page behemoth" that aims to be a comprehensive history of the garden suburb - the original planned, self-contained villages located just outside of cities and intended to provide a countrylike respite for city workers. "They're fantastic models," said Stern in a recent interview. "You can develop them at the edges of cities as a better solution for handling exurban development (...) But most importantly, they provide a fantastic example for redeveloping inner-city sites."

Stern is bringing his comprehensive look at garden suburbs to CNU 22, with a breakout session that is sure to be enlightening. Stern says these developments are unfairly lumped in with placeless sprawl, and promises to make his case at the Congress for reevaluating their value.








Batavia Business Improvement District
Council for Canadian Urbanism
Empire State Future
Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association
Land Use Law Center of Pace University School of Law
New York Upstate American Planning Association
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Smart Growth America
The National Complete Streets Coalition
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute