CNU 28: A Virtual Experience

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

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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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  • Crosstown_Concourse_2018_Charter_LooneyRicksKiss
    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
    <strong>Crosstown Concourse</strong>&nbsp; <em>Memphis, Tennessee</em>

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

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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

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We are incredibly excited to take this year’s Congress online for the first time in the history of the event.

Our goal with CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering is the same as it’s always been – to convene the dedicated urbanists at the heart of our movement for crucial conversations about the future of our communities. And these conversations are more important now than ever before.

Absent the in-person gathering that we’ve all come to expect and enjoy, the obvious question is what this year’s Congress experience will look like. Here is a brief overview of CNU 28 as a virtual gathering.


You can now download CNU Connect, the app - available for your tablet, iPhone, or Android - that immerses you in the full Congress experience. Simply search for “CNU Connect” in your tablet or mobile device’s app store and click to install. Select the CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering event within the “CNU Connect” app and login using the same email address that you used to register for the Congress. Once you’ve created a login, you’ll be able to dig into session details, create a customized agenda of sessions and events, connect and chat with colleagues and fellow attendees, interact with sponsors at the virtual Exhibit Hall, and access all that CNU 28 has to offer: plenaries, breakout sessions, awards ceremonies, art rooms, fun runs, happy hours, and more than 70 continuing education credits.





While the mobile app is fully functional and very convenient, we suggest accessing the Virtual Congress website in your computer's browser for easier session viewing. All of the features of the mobile app – full Congress agenda with session descriptions and links to the live sessions, speaker and sponsor profiles, supporting documents and other files uploaded by presenters, your notes on sessions you’ve attended, etc. – are all available from your tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Registered users will receive an email and direct link to access the Virtual Congress website.




Over the past few weeks, you’ve likely attended our On The Park Bench webinars and grown accustomed to using video conferencing platforms like Zoom to keep in touch with clients, coworkers, family, and friends. If so, our live Virtual Congress sessions will feel very familiar! Congress speakers and moderators will present their sessions via Zoom and we encourage all attendees to make use of the Q&A and Chat features built into the platform to engage, ask questions, and connect with both the speakers and fellow attendees.



If you have questions about the event app or online platform, please contact

If you have questions about CNU or your registration for CNU 28, please contact



Just as you’d be able to visit exhibitor tables at an in-person Congress, attendees can visit our virtual exhibit hall to connect with Congress sponsors and exhibitors to learn more about their work and engage with their team.



Looking to earn continuing education credits from AIA, APA, ASLA, or CNU-A through sessions at CNU 28.A Virtual Congress? Attendees can log attendance, request certificates, and complete CEU surveys by following these simple instructions:

  • Select the session from the CNU 28 agenda
  • Select the type of credit you need
  • Follow the instructions to claim your credit

Mobile App Demonstration | Desktop Demonstration