Transportation Summit 2008: Sustainable Transportation Networks


For years, designers, planners and engineers in the CNU network have worked to implement new urbanist principles through high quality transportation projects. The Summit is an opportunity to pool our experiences, advance our expertise, and influence the work of the transportation-engineering mainstream.

The 2008 Summit focused on sustainable transportation networks. 

Draft Agenda (PDF)

Attendee List (PDF)

Day 1 (Thursday) featured a series of presentations, with an introduction to the CNU network platform, a panel on the upcoming year in federal legislation, an overview of Charlotte, and a series of afternoon tours around the city.

Days 2 and 3 (Friday and Saturday) featured small group work on a range of topics addressing networks and their broader context and application. Subgroup topics explored how the network is defined, measured, and sustained; how the network functions in relation to places and modes; network implementation policies and barriers; and the network and emergency responders.

Check out the Transportation Networks Initiative for more background and additional reading materials.


Please take a moment to provide feedback on the event at this evaluation site. A link to the attendee list is included at the end of the survey.


Presentation slides and audio are available at the CNU website's presentations library.

AICP Credits

For APA members who would like to receive AICP credit, the website is currently under construction but will be up and running by mid to late January 2009. Please link to the APA Certification Maintenance site for more information.

Save the date for next years Transportation Summit, November 4-6, 2009 in Portland, Oregon!

Hosted by

Charlotte Department of Transportation

Media Partner

Next American City


Break for Boulevards

HDR Engineering, Inc.

STV Incorporated

Neighborhood Patron


Shook Kelley

Tour Sponsor

Kubilins Transportation Group, Inc

URS Corporation - North Carolina

Avenue Advocate

Civitech, Inc

Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Charlotte Office

Gateway Planning Group, Inc.

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Land Vision, Inc

Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

Pope and Land

Renaissance Planning Group

Street Supporter


Center for Neighborhood Technology

Charlier Associates, Inc.

GHD Consulting Inc.

Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Inc

Gresham, Smith & Partners

Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc.

HNTB Corporation

The Lawrence Group

Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, PLLC

Smart Mobility, Inc.

TND Engineering

Urban Trans Consultants

Learn about Sponsoring the Summit (PDF).