Education Lunch: Contributed Scholarly Papers Session*

Description:  Showcasing research on a broad range of topics about New Urbanism, six papers were selected for their academic rigor, scholarship, originality, and creativity. Each presentation will last 15 minutes, with a 5-minute question-and-answer ... read more »

Building Narrow Streets While Accommodating Timely Emergency Response*

Description:  Narrow streets are considered advantageous for walkable and livable neighborhoods. This session will focus on the principles and best practices of healthy street designs that work for everyone, featuring access management steps that inc... read more »

TOD in Distressed Communities*

Description:  By 2030, demand for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is expected to double. However, rebuilding around transit stops in established yet distressed neighborhoods continues to face significant challenges. Meet these challenges with cutt... read more »

Friday Morning Plenary*

Description:  Doing Well by Doing Good: Talk Show with Top Developers How much is the New Urbanism changing mainstream real estate development? How does it work within the constraints of conventional development structure, finance, and approvals? Lea... read more »

Opening Night Reception and Plenary*

Description:  Celebrate the opening of the 15th annual Congress with John Norquist, President and CEO of CNU, and Hank Dittmar, CNU Board Chair and Chief Executive of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment. They will welcome you to Philade... read more »

Is Small the New Big? New Trends in a Slowing Building Industry*

Description:  This panel looks at the national trend toward quality spaces, away from the McMansion to smaller, better-built homes, such as the Katrina Cottage. The demand for building smaller comes from homeowners who want comfortable places to live... read more »

Friday Evening Plenary; Regionalism: the Third Layer of New Urbanism*

Description:  Sam Sherman, partner, New Urban Ventures, will introduce Hon. Edward G. Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Governor Rendell will speak about reinventing in our urban centers, the importance of funding mass transit, and his... read more »

Form Based Codes: Significant Work in Progress*

Description:  Form-Based Codes are being rapidly prepared and adopted across the U.S. in ever-increasing numbers. This panel will review transect-based coding efforts in several states, including infill along the damaged Gulf Coast. It will explore d... read more »

A Pattern Book for Habitat for Humanity: A Tool for Mixed-Income Neighborhoods*

Description:  The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America and Habitat for Humanity are collaborating to design homes that fit within the context and architectural traditions of the community in which they are built. Learn how the Ha... read more »

Piloting Forward: LEED For Neighborhood Development*

Description:  LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) is a rating system designed by the CNU, USGBC and NRDC to encourage walkable, transit-oriented and green neighborhood design. Pilot projects have now been chosen that meet entry thresholds. LE... read more »