CNU 17

Embrace the Convergence: Recruiting Allies and Establishing Common Ground for Tough Times

Description:  With developers sitting out the economic downturn, public sector planning moves to the forefront. When times were good, we could count on the magic of the charrette and killer design to win the day. Now it's all about aligning the polit... read more »


Description:  This in-depth primer on the history, principles, and concepts of New Urbanism will provide Congress attendees the opportunity to hear Andrés Duany and other founding members of the movement discuss why New Urbanism works. The daylong ... read more »

Prospects for Pedestrian-Oriented Retail in the New Economic Reality

Description:  At a time when walkable retail formats were beginning to flourish, the global economic crisis has left retailers scrambling to adapt to changing market conditions. Examine the future of walk-to retail spots for pedestrians, and how curr... read more »

Optimizing Urban Structure: Toward an Integrated New Urbanist Model

Description:  Urban structuring must optimize access, exchange, retail, ‘Movement Economy’, and public transport from neighborhoods to regions and their centers. But modern impediments include America’s ‘Functional Classification’ road syst... read more »

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 »

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 »