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

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Summary

Denver, CO

June 10-14, 2009

As CNU opens its 17th annual congress, the costs of sprawl can no longer be concealed as they often were during the eras of predictably cheap oil and easy credit. A set of immense challenges in the economy, energy sector, and the environment all point to urbanism as a needed solution. Denver Mayor – and renowned entrepreneur – John Hickenlooper will open this session welcoming attendees to Denver. Board Chair Ray Gindroz will discuss how CNU, through its member-powered initiatives, events, chapters, and budding accreditation program is advancing these urbanist solutions at a time when the world desperately needs them. Board Vice Chair Victor Dover will reveal how New Urbanism’s potential as an environmental remedy will be realized through greater understanding of its powerful benefits, many of them unrelated to the environment—convenience, return on investment, energy efficiency, long-term value, quality time with family and friends and strengthened bonds of community. Mayor Patrick McCrory will offer views on how implementing New Urbanism offers cost savings strategies in Charlotte, NC. CNU will award leading New Urbanist Grady Clay, who predicted the New Urbanism movement fifty years ago, with an Athena Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

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