CNU IX

Summary

New York City, New York

June 7-10, 2001

CNU IX focused tightly on four tracks: the region, the neighborhood, design, and codes. Most of the conference was devoted to large group sessions, placing the emphasis on the plenary speakers. The first day offered a new six-hour course, New Urbanism 101, which gave hundreds of newcomers the chance to learn the basics from some of the movement's most influential players. CNU IX also hosted an awards dinner for the winners of the first annual Charter Awards.

Plenary Speakers

Opening Session (Entire Session)

  • Jonathan F.P. Rose, Jonathan Rose & Companies
  • Shelley Poticha, Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Governor Parris N. Glendenning, Maryland
  • Mayor H. Brent Coles, Boise, Idaho 

The Tri-State Region

  • Robert Yaro, Regional Plan Association

Smart Growth and New Urbanism

  • Bruce Katz, The Brookings Institution

The Neighborhood: Models from the Edge to the Core (Entire Session)

  • Moderator: Raymond Gindroz, Urban Design Associates

Neighborhood Models at the Edge: Radburn, Usonia, and Forest Hills 

  • Brian Shea, Cooper, Robertson & Partners

Parks, Waterfronts, and Neighborhood Life in the Middle

  • Kent Barwick, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Revitalizing the Core: A Harlem Renaissance

  • Darren Walker, Abyssinian Development Corporation

Design: A Tale of Two Cities (Entire Session)

  • Moderator: Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.
  • Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker
  • Hans Stimmann, Senate Department of Urban Development, Berlin, Germany

Panel Presentations

Repairing the Urban Fabric: Designs for Making Cities Whole Again (Entire Session)

  • Moderator: Stephanie Bothwell, Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District
  • Daniel Solomon, Solomon E.T.C. Architects & Urban Design
  • John Ellis, Solomon E.T.C. Architects & Urban Design
  • David Dixon, Goody Clancy & Associates
  • Matt D'Amico, Design Collective, Inc.

Cracking the Codes: CNU's New Urbanist Land Development Regulations Project

  • Richard Bernhardt, Metropolitan Planning Department, Nashville, TN
  • Part One
  • Part Two

Washington Township Town Center Open Space Design Standards: Award Winning Town Design Strategies

  • Robert Melvin, Dept. of Planning, Washington Township, New Jersey

New Rail Towns: If We Build It, Will It Make A Difference?

  • Joseph Higgins, Office of the New Rail Construction, New Jersey Transit

The Regional Environment: New Initiatives to Protect Town and Country

  • Harriet Tregoning, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning

Jobs and Housing in Treasure Valley, Idaho (2.6 MB)

  • Dena Belzer, Strategic Economics

Building Consensus for the Pleasant Hill BART Station (4.6 MB)

  • William Lennertz, Lennertz Coyle & Associates