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CNU 17

ReMEMBER: Register by may 8th for early Registration savings


Continuing education credits make CNU 17 a must-go

AICP CM credits for CNU now approved; AIA credit approval underway

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, it does. More sessions at this year’s Congress for the New Urbanism are receiving AIA and AICP accreditation than ever before, providing attendees with additional opportunities to pursue two of the most coveted certifications for architects and planners. As of this morning, 102 sessions are now approved for AICP CM credits.

View the current list of approved sessions. Additional AIA credits are being approved daily. Session descriptions will soon be updated to reflect the latest approvals. “Fireworks” will be flying at this year’s Congress, and according to architect, planner and CNU board member Doug Farr, you won’t want to miss out. “CNU is unique among conferences. What you get by coming to CNU is the big picture of how the little pieces come together to make great places—and it’s the longer-term thinking and it’s the bigger, more strategic thinking.” Don’t miss the early bird advantage! Register now.

Taking place June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado, the 17th Congress for the New Urbanism is built to help you benefit from all the new urbanist advantages —learn how to make communities more walkable, more energy efficient, more enduring, and more livable just as demographic and cultural changes swing demand in our direction.



Reap Urbanism's big dividends

UrBan strategies and vibrant walkable cities have a major economic payoff, says CNU Plenary speaker Carol Coletta in this new CNU 17 video

Many of the biggest issues of the day — climate change , obesity, economic recovery and broadened opportunity — run "right through successful cities," says Carol Coletta, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities and a CNU 17 plenary speaker. And it's a good thing they do, since vibrant walkable cities offer such potent solutions to these challenges.

In this CNU 17 video, Coletta shares highlights from cutting-edge research commissioned by CEOs for Cities. It shows that real estate prices have been more stable near strong vibrant urban cores. And that minor 1-mile-per-day reductions in per capita driving in the top -50 metropolitan areas will yield a $20 billion plus payoff — a continuing stimulus that's invested locally year after year. And preliminary results suggest a higher Walkscore translates into higher property values. "If that's the case... it will be a great case for the principles that are at the core of CNU, says Coletta.




Stay at the heart of the Congress action and unwind with CNU on Sunday at Coors Field... Act fast

After a productive Congress — and a Saturday night party with salons on wonderful Larimer Street — new urbanists will unwind on Sunday with a picnic buffet and Rockies game at downtown Coors Field. To join us, just be among the first 60 to register for the Congress (4-days or full package), reserve a stay through Saturday at the Sheraton Denver — this year's Congress headquarters — and write us to claim your ticket.

It's as easy as a trip around the bases after a home-run shot:

First base: Register by May 8 for at least 4 days of CNU 17, the world's leading urbanism conference.
Second base: Reserve your stay through Saturday night at the Sheraton Denver, at the heart of all the CNU 17 action.
Third base: Be among the first 60 to e-mail Congress@cnu.org with your CNU 17 confirmation number and Sheraton reservation confirmation number.
Home plate: We'll have a picnic and baseball ticket waiting for you in Denver (pending quick verification of your stay).

With a stay at the Sheraton, four indispensable days at the Congress, and the Sunday game, you'll be a triple winner.

AND Save NOW with early-registration rates

Registration for CNU 17 will never be lower than it is between now and May 8th, when the early registration period ends. If you're an individual professional member, registering now will save you $80. For the full package (including party and three ticketed events including 202s, tours, and Experiences), your amount saved is $120. Elected officials, non-profit employees, international attendees, and students save considerably too.

When CNU participants register early, CNU can more efficiently plan for the amount of space, breakfast food, coffee and other resources needed. So do yourself and CNU a favor, register now, or at least by the May 8th deadline.



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