Open Innovation

  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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

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

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

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  • 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>

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

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

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

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At CNU, we know that creativity doesn't always hold to a deadline. That's why we've opened our seventh annual Call for Open Innovation Ideas for CNU 26.Savannah. It's like a second chance for the best ideas to be showcased at our annual Congress.

Open Innovation sessions take the Congress to the​ ​next level—they're lively, fast-paced presentations or alternative-format events to keep our members on the cutting edge of advancing urbanism. In years past, ideas that began at Open Innovation have evolved into CNU initiatives, successful businesses, bestselling books, and full-fledged movements.

Proposals must be relevant to New Urbanism. We highly encourage new voices and diverse perspectives. Each speaker will be given anywhere from six to ten minutes to present their idea. If your idea does not fit into a lecture hall, suggest an alternative setting! Get creative!

Proposals will be accepted until noon ET on February 26. Successful proposals will be notified on or before March 17.

More information about CNU 26.Savannah can be found at cnu.org/cnu26.