CNU Project for Transportation Reform Summit 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 8:00am
Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 4:30pm
Charlotte, NC
Event Details

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. 

Hosted by

Charlotte Department of Transportation

Media Partner

Next American City


Break for Boulevards

  • HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • STV Incorporated

Neighborhood Patron

  • Crosland
  • 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
Event Program

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.

Download the full Agenda (PDF) here

Download the Attendee List (PDF) here

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

AICP Credits

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Transportation Summit 2008: Sustainable Transportation Networks