Register Now for CNU 17!
June 10-14, 2009, in Denver, Colorado
Registration for this year's Congress
for the New Urbanism is now open. Taking
place June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado, the
event promises to be larger than ever before—and
you won't want to miss out!
As economic stimulus begins to move through
the economy, the outlines of recovery are
emerging. The quest for energy efficiency,
the dramatic growth in small households
and the yearning for neighborhood connections
and freedom from endless automobile use
will help determine where and how fast
communities recover. Learn about the opportunities
that await you in this reurbanization of
America at the premier gathering for urbanist
education, collaboration and networking.
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Expand, Explore, and Engage
With More Opportunites than Ever to Learn
to Put New Urbanism to Use for You, CNU
Has Three Ways to Help You Get the Most
Out of the CNU 17 Program
CNU 17 offers
outstanding opportunities to expand the
current thinking on New Urbanism, as well
as expand your understanding of its
principles. That includes Janette Sadik-Khan,
Elinor Bacon, Victor Dover and other top
speakers, as well as more than 50 breakout
sessions on topics ranging from solutions
for a green recovery to recycling the suburbs.
Urbanism 101 provides an opportunity
to get acquainted with the fundamentals
of New Urbanism, while New
are geared towards advanced professionals
who must discover the "hows" of urban design
and development to top the competition.
From form-based codes to transit-oriented
development, how does New Urbanism provide
essential tools for spurring a green recovery?
What architectural design methods bring
the most long-term value to urban areas?
For the first time in years, architectural
masters and brothers Léon and Rob Krier
will share their expertise together in
a New Urbanism 202.
led by some of CNU's trusted allies, will
allow a chance to interact with professionals
on a number of fronts to explore real-world
applications of New Urbanism. Learn what
works and what does not from organizations
such as Philips, Duany Plater Zyberk & Company
(DPZ), the Form Based Codes Institute,
the National Charrette Institute, and Farr
Get to know Denver and
see New Urbanism in practice throughout
our host city. CNU 17's innovative Experiences will
offer attendees an unprecedented opportunity
to immerse themselves in communities
directly shaped by the New Urbanism.
Join fellow Congress attendees at Highlands
Garden Village or Stapleton to explore
these places and evaluate what New Urbanism
has achieved. Learn by interacting with
the very people who shaped the areas,
from planners to neighborhood leaders.
An impressive series of Guided
also offered to see New Urbanism
in Denver and the region.
CNU 17 offers plenty of opportunities to
connect, debate and share with fellow
attendees. Do you have a topic that you
are passionate about and would like to
discuss? Meet with fellow Congress attendees
and get your creative juices flowing
in the daily Open
Also, stay ahead of the pack and get
all the updates on the latest CNU initiatives
that tackle challenges facing New Urbanism
in our Initiative
Friday. Close out the experience with
a nice game
of baseball as the
Colorado Rockies take on the Seattle
Mariners Sunday afternoon.
CNU 17 You-Tube Video Contest
The Congress for the New Urbanism is sponsoring
an exciting video contest for aspiring
video directors and urban designers. The
challenge is to create an original three-minute
maximum video that illustrates how the
principles of New Urbanism -- density,
design, and walkability -- can effectively
respond to current environmental challenges
that we face.
The winning video will be highlighted
as part of the CNU 17 opening session
and will be featured on the CNU website. The
winning video will also receive one complimentary
4-day conference registration. All
videos will be shown in a loop in the exhibit
hall during CNU 17 so they can viewed by
all congress attendees.
The submission deadline
is April 24, 2009, so get out
those cameras! Click here for more details.
Time Magazine: Recycling Suburbia Is #2 "Idea Changing the World Right Now"
TIME Magazine recently released its list
of the 10 Ideas Changing
the World Right Now, highlighting
some of the progressive ideas reshaping
the face of our global economy. Coming
in at #2 is Recycling
a topic on which CNU has been leading for
nearly a decade, providing sprawl communities
viable alternatives to dying shopping malls,
slumping business parks, and other isolated
Under the aegis of Ellen Dunham-Jones,
CNU Board Member and co-author of a new
book titled Retrofitting Suburbia,
CNU 17 will have a whole track of sessions
on retrofitting strategies and opportunities.
“All of these projects are developer-driven,
because the market wants them," Dunham-Jones
told TIME. With co-author June Williamson,
she will be featured at CNU 17 in a session
showcasing cutting-edge case studies and
an interactive discussion about larger
strategies for retrofitting the underlying
systems of sprawl itself.
CNU has been a driving force in the push
for suburban retrofits, beginning with
series on converting malls to mixed-use
Reconnecting America's Shelley Poticha,
another CNU 17 speaker, was also featured
as an expert on another idea that TIME
says is changing the world: putting interstate
highways to better use as corridors for
rail and efficient transmission of electricity.