CNU XIV

Providence, Rhode Island, June 1-4, 2006
Providence, Rhode Island, June 1-4, 2006

The Providence Story

Description:  6/2/06 2:30pm-3:30pm Providence, CNU XIV's host city, has gained national acclaim as a model for downtown revitalization and smart infill development. Once a depressed, post-industrial city, Providence has uncovered rivers, moved railro... read more »

Sprawl Brawl

Description:  6/2/06 2:30pm-3:30pm Robert Bruegmann's newly published book, Sprawl: A Compact History, is nothing short of an avid defense of every new urbanist's worst nightmare -- unplanned, socially dysfunctional, automobile-dependent development ... read more »

Form-Based Codes: Significant Work in Progress

Description:  6/3/06 4:00pm-5:00pm Form-based codes are rapidly being prepared and adopted across the U.S. in ever-increasing numbers. This panel will review form-based coding efforts underway in several states, explore differences in practice, and f... read more »

Trends in Retail Development

Description:  6/3/06 2:30pm-3:30pm Join developer Yaromir Steiner and other successful leaders with a proven track record in mixed-use town centers for a presentation and discussion on the current trends of retail and its effect on real estate develo... read more »

Quality vs. Quantity: Production Housing

Description:  6/2/06 2:30pm-3:30pm In a housing market dominated by high volume production builders, the success of the New Urbanism is determined in no small part by the ability to build quality architecture in quantity. Design and development teams... read more »

Building the New Urbanism: The Role of the Town Architect

Description:  6/2/06 2:30pm-3:30pm What are "Town Architects" and what do they do? How are they motivated? How are they compensated? This panel introduces efforts to build endearing places of enduring value. Learn about the role of Town Architects, h... read more »

ITE Urban Thoroughfares Project: Practitioners' Perspective

Description:  6/2/06 11:30am-12:30pm The vast majority of street design engineers rely on state and national design guides that often prevent the creation of walkable streets. This seminar addresses the issue with a review of the first-ever engineer-... read more »

The State of Smart Growth: A 15-Year Retrospective

Description:  6/3/06 2:30pm-3:30pm What has worked, what has failed, what opportunities exist for the future? Panelists will give their perspectives on the successes and failures of smart growth tactics, strategies, and tools and explain how the curr... read more »

New Urbanism: Global Practice

Description:  6/3/06 2:30pm-3:30pm The principles of the New Urbanism are being practiced and calibrated on a global scale. This panel will explore the fascinating development of new urbanist projects abroad. The panel includes designers, developers,... read more »

Implementing Public-Private Partnerships

Description:  6/2/06 11:30am-12:30pm How can government officials, developers, and designers create the necessary public-private partnerships that build better communities? This seminar convenes developers, architects, and economic development offici... read more »