• Ponce City Market | Atlanta
    A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods. #thisiscnu

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • Village of Providence | Huntsville, Alabama
    Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area. #thisiscnu

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  • South Main | Buena Vista, Colorado
    An inspiring town extension. #thisiscnu

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  • Storrs Center | Mansfield, CT
    A mixed-use center for town and gown. #thisiscnu

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  • UCLA Weyburn | Los Angeles, CA
    From parking lot to urban tour-de-force. #thisiscnu

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Milwaukee, WI, 1999

CNU VII explored strategies to strengthen the physical, economic, and social aspects of cities.

Plenary Speakers

Opening Remarks

John Norquist - Mayor of Milwaukee

Enticing the Market

  • Jonathan Miller - Lend Lease Real Estate Investments

Revitalizing Downtown

  • Roberta Gratz - Author, Cities Back from the Edge

Reinvesting in Neighborhoods

  • John Krome - City of Philadelphia 

Remaking the City

  • Harvey Gantt
  • Gantt Huberman Architects

Engaging Employers

  • Carl Guardino - Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group

Now That We Have Their Attention: The Political Challenge

  • Congressman Earl Bleumenauer

The Charter for the New Urbanism

  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

​Panel Presentations

Leadership in Revitalizing America's Cities

  • Mayors' Panel

Transforming Main Street Retail

  • Joseph Kohl

The Redevelopment of Atlantic Steel

  • Brian Leary

Redesigning Downtown

  • Phil Enquist

The Culture of Technology

The New Economy and the Workplace

  • Kathleen Christensen

Creating Wealth

  • Charles Buki
  • Michael Pyatok
  • Ed Robbins

Does Race Matter?

Taking Control

  • Ann Azari


  • Paul Ostergaard

Local Codes: How to Change the Rules of the Game

  • Joel Russell
  • Robert Sitkowski

Spirit of Place

  • James Kunstler

Road to Livable Streets

  • Gregory Tung

New Urbanism, Old Urbanism

  • Professor Michael Hebbert

Beyond the Big City

  • William J. de St. Aubin

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