Plenary

Friday Morning Plenary: The Green Dividend

Description:  The Green Dividend In this timely plenary, CEOS for Cities President and CEO Carol Coletta will share insights from research showing that the urban qualities of cities — density, walkability, mixing of uses — make them dynamic and s... read more »

CNU Legislative Strategy Session

Description:  CNU President and CEO John Norquist joins members of the CNU board for the latest on CNU’s agenda for change in federal laws and practices. Special guests include the Center for Neighborhood Technology's Scott Bernstein — who will d... read more »

Saturday Night Assembly

Description:  Sustainable Development: An International Perspective The Right Honorable John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leads off the evening plenary. During the last 9 years as Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Prescott has ... read more »

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Whatever Happened to Modernity?

Description:  Plenary address by Daniel Solomon, FAIA, to CNU XIV in Providence, R.I. We also have a slideshow (PDF 30MB) and a movie available (each part is 30-40MB): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 ... read more »

Saturday Morning Plenary with HRH Prince of Wales and Peter Calthorpe

Description:  CNU members were treated to a special video message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who has been a leading figure in promoting sustainable building through the practice of traditional architecture and urbanism. The Prince r... read more »

Wednesday Evening Plenary

Description:  This informal plenary session with Austin Mayor Will Wynn and architect Sinclair Black showcased the city as a place of booming urbanism and cutting-edge green technology. Mayor Will Wynn discussed global warming and the city's efforts ... read more »

Charter Awards Ceremony 2008

Description:  The Congress for the New Urbanism's Charter Awards program recognizes today's best work in urban design, architecture, development, and placemaking. Each year CNU convenes a jury of expert urbanists to review submissions and select the ... read more »

Friday Evening Plenary with Robert Caro and the Athena Award Presentation for Allan Jacobs

Description:  Gigantism: Threat to Urbanism There are few better to speak on counterproductive interventions in the American City than Robert Caro. As Lyndon Johnson’s preeminent biographer he is no stranger to Austin or urbanism. His Pulitzer Priz... read more »

Saturday Evening Plenary with Geoffrey Anderson

Description:  In this audio clip from the Saturday Evening Plenary, Geoffrey Anderson, the Executive Director of Smart Growth America, speaks profoundly on the importance of a policymaking campaign in reaching the goals of the New Urbanism and Smart ... read more »

Opening Plenary with Henry Cisneros

Description:  CNU XVI opens with a native Texan whose embrace of New Urbanism left a lasting mark on the nation's public housing. Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, helped enact the HOPE VI progr... read more »