At A Glance Schedule
  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

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

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

    Build Great Places / #thisiscnu

Curious to know what the 25th annual Congress for the New Urbanism will discuss? Below is the At A Glance Schedule to help you plan your trip to the Pacific Northwest.


Tuesday, May 2 / Pre-Congress

 
Public Event: Combating the Suburbanization of Poverty
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A special pre-Congress event exploring the policy and design trends leading to the increase in poverty in American suburbs. This event is free and open to the public and Congress attendees.

 
Full-Day Tour
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Tours take a wide-range of modes: walking, biking, transit, and private bus. All tours incur an additional fee.

  • Seattle Satellite Town Spurs NW Coastal Renewal


Wednesday, May 3

 
Core Sessions
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Core Sessions are in-depth primers on the history, principles, concepts, and tools of New Urbanism geared to first-time Congress attendees.

  • Core: The Principles of New Urbanism
  • Core: Transit-Oriented Development
  • Core: Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation
  • Core: Street Networks & Connectivity
  • Core: The Region
 
202 Workshops
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

202 Workshops are advanced learning courses led by thought leaders and innovative practitioners. These sessions include high-level instruction that goes beyond that of a typical breakout session. 202 Workshops are longer—typically lasting three to four hours—and more in-depth; they're geared toward professionals who already know the basics. These courses are much more personal than breakout sessions, and are hands-on and interactive. All 202 Workshops incur an additional fee.

  • 202: Art Room— Architectural Design Techniques of Classic European Urbanism
  • 202: Project for Code Reform Workshop
  • 202: Pro-Equity Development Training
  • 202: Community-Oriented Housing
  • 202: A Practitioner’s Guide to Street Design
  • 202: Utilizing Affordable Housing to Catalyze TOD
 
Tours

Tours take a wide-range of modes: walking, biking, transit, and private bus. All tours incur an additional fee.

  • Greatest Hits: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers
  • Columbia City—A Streetcar Suburb Transformed
  • Reimagining Seattle's Waterfront
  • Pocket Neighborhoods Near Seattle
 
Plenary / CNU & ULI / Fireside Chat with VP Joe Biden
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A long-time supporter of sustainable development, efficient rail transportation, and strong local economies, former Vice President Joe Biden will reflect on the future of communities during a fireside chat in a joint ULI/CNU plenary on Wednesday, May 3.

 
Chapter Meet-Ups
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Looking to connect with other CNU members and like-minded professionals locally? Take the time to mingle over drinks at one of several Chapter Meet-Ups across Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.


Thursday, May 4

 
Urbanism for the Next 25 Years: New Techniques for New Challenges
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

As we mark twenty-five consecutive annual congresses, CNU can celebrate a host of achievements, from detailed technical changes in many of the disciplines that contribute to our built environment, to having fundamentally changed the conversation about good development and redevelopment. But, when we look at the reality of our built environment and ask, “Are we there yet?” the answer is clearly, “Not yet.”

The principles of the New Urbanism establish a physical framework that is inherently flexible and accommodating of change. However, these principles will likely be put to severe tests over the next 25 years with the rapid and dramatic changes in economics, demographics and particularly technology. Will the principles still stand? What new barriers and challenges confront the quest for rational, inclusive, human-scale neighborhoods? Experts from a range of disciplines—some of which did not exist 25 years ago—will present a glimpse of the future.

 
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:15 AM / 10:45 - 12:00 PM / 2:30 - 3:45 PM / 4:15 - 5:30 PM

Concurrent panels, lectures, and interactive sessions.

 
Tours

Tours take a wide-range of modes: walking, biking, transit, and private bus. All tours incur an additional fee.

  • Bellevue's Grand Connection
  • Pike/Pine Retail District
  • Architecture 101: Windows on Seattle’s Style
  • Walkable South Lake Union—A Neighborhood Transformed
  • Architecture 101: Windows on Seattle’s Style
  • BelRed / Overlake TOD
  • Documenting Medium-Density, House-Scale Building Types
  • Seattle’s First 21st Century Community - High Point
 
Plenary: The Past & Future City
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, begins the evening with keynote discussing her recent book The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities.


Friday, May 5

 
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:15 AM / 10:45 - 12:00 PM / 2:30 - 3:45 PM / 4:15 - 5:30 PM

Concurrent panels, lectures, and interactive sessions.

 
Morning Plenary: Doug Farr & Majora Carter
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

A challenging morning plenary held in the historic Moore Theatre. Leading urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter examines sustainability from the perspective of human capital, exploring how communities can build wealth “where they are” using talent-retention strategies. Then, Sustainable Urbanism pioneer Doug Farr draws on years of experience and research from his forthcoming book Sustainable Nation to lay out a vision for a walkable nation in four generations.

 
Urbanism for the Next 25 Years: New Techniques for New Challenges cont.
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

As we mark twenty-five consecutive annual congresses, CNU can celebrate a host of achievements, from detailed technical changes in many of the disciplines that contribute to our built environment, to having fundamentally changed the conversation about good development and redevelopment. But, when we look at the reality of our built environment and ask, “Are we there yet?” the answer is clearly, “Not yet.”

The principles of the New Urbanism establish a physical framework that is inherently flexible and accommodating of change. However, these principles will likely be put to severe tests over the next 25 years with the rapid and dramatic changes in economics, demographics and particularly technology. Will the principles still stand? What new barriers and challenges confront the quest for rational, inclusive, human-scale neighborhoods? Experts from a range of disciplines—some of which did not exist 25 years ago—will present a glimpse of the future.

 
Tours

Tours take a wide-range of modes: walking, biking, transit, and private bus. All tours incur an additional fee.

  • Reimagining Seattle's Waterfront
  • Hidden Spaces/Public Places: Private Property + Public Amenity = Additional Development Rights
  • Singing (in the Rain): Walking Seattle’s First Arts District
  • Remaking Yesler Terrace: A New Urban Place in the Center of the City
 
2017 Charter Awards Ceremony + Reception
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The CNU Charter Awards recognizes exemplary work in architectural, landscape, urban, and regional design, as defined by the Charter of the New Urbanism. Join this year's jury chair Stephanie Bothwell for an evening honoring this year's Charter Awards recipients.

At the ceremony, the 2017 Congress Legacy Project teams will present their final reports to their legacy communities. A very special third class of CNU Fellows will also be announced.


Saturday, May 6

 
Full-Day Tours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Vancouver / Portland / Victoria, BC

On the final day of the Congress, why not spend a day immersed in the some of the region's great urban places? Consider taking a full day excursion and learn crucial lessons of success from each cities' top urbanists. Full-day tours go to the following locations:

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Portland, OR
  • Victoria, BC
 
City as Platform
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We're bringing it back: Led by local experts, City As Platform sessions are hands-on, immersive learning sessions that bring together community groups, neighborhood residents, CNU Congress attendees, and national experts for in-the-field collaboration on the challenges and successes of Seattle-area communities.

  • How Green Stormwater Infrastructure Can Help Urban Neighborhoods Thrive
  • Gentrification & The Threat To Black Churches In Central Seattle
  • Crossing The Canyon: Designing Freeway Lids To Reconnect Seattle
  • Rainier Arts Center (Re)Design: Arts & Community
  • Lake City Future First: Activating Public Space
  • King Street Enhanced Greenway: Reimagining Our Rights To Our Rights-Of-Way
  • Sharing Seattle: How To Create Housing That Fosters Radical Sharing
 
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:15 AM / 10:45 - 12:00 PM / 2:00 - 3:15 PM / 3:45 - 5:00 PM

Concurrent panels, lectures, and interactive sessions.

 
Tours

Tours take a wide-range of modes: walking, biking, transit, and private bus. All tours incur an additional fee.

  • Sustainable Urban Living in Bainbridge Island
  • King Street Station: Seattle’s Cultural Community Homestead
  • Placemaking in Downtown Redmond

  

Registration queries should be directed to: Kelly Moran, AHI, 800 788-7077, kelly@ahi-services.com.