Round and Round the Block

Description:  As America retools itself for the post-oil economy, New Urbanism offers to the Modern Movement an opportunity for redemption, for rescue from the murky depths of nihilist chic. The regenerative city can move an avante garde that has liv... read more »

LEED For Neighborhood Development Working Session*

Description:  CNU has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Green Building Council to certify neighborhood development projects through the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system. The pilot version of the certific... read more »

Why Do Our Buildings Look Like Crap? Exploring The Role of Building Crafts in New Urbanism*

Description:  Time and again, critics laud new urbanist planning while panning its architecture. In a session moderated by Hank Dittmar, a group of developers and designers will explore an alternate idea: despite the perception of new urbanist archit... read more »

Saturday Evening Plenary*

Description:  Opening Welcome John Norquist, President and CEO of CNU, will introduce Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services. Since the departure of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, no other member of e... read more »

The Other Illness*

Description:  Our beloved planet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness - the carbon catastrophe. The tiresome thing about people with terminal diseases is that they can’t think about anything else. Fortunately, perhaps, the world has a second ... read more »

Architectural Education: Turning Design Culture Right Side Up

Description:  Participants will critique the studio culture, academic content, and teaching methodologies that prevail overtly, latently, or by default in schools of architecture, in light of contemporary trends and issues in architecture and urbanis... read more »