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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
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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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    From former warehouse to "vertical village"
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    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • 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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Call for Proposals

We are gathering in person for the first time in two years to connect, discuss, learn, debate, and grow TOGETHER. The call for proposals closes November 30, 2021.

Proposed sessions must provide an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, deep engagement with the subject matter, and actionable takeaways for attendees. Session types differ this year as we are getting our annual Congress back to its roots. Please review the information below before submitting your proposal.

CNU 30.OKC | Resilient Together is focused on the organization's Strategic Plan goals of addressing climate change and equity across all areas of practice and advocacy as well as a continued pursuit of regulatory and transportation reform. Sessions that address these goals will be prioritized.

  • Snack Bites - A Short-Format Presentation: Submit your individual, short (5-to-7 minute) presentation that will be combined with others into themed sessions. If you are familiar with Open Innovation, this is a similar format. Snack Bites  is intended to provide space for new voices alongside long-timers, cross-pollination  subjects and developing  emergent dialog.
  • Charcuterie - A Group of Themed Short-Format Sessions: 75 minute sessions featuring a group of short-format (5-to-7 minute presentations). Topics may be thematic or juxtaposed to prompt conversation. Accepted sessions must have a designated emcee, a clear concept, and 5-to-7 topical presentations already lined up to be submitted. Individual presenters should represent a variety of backgrounds and professions.
  • Debates: CNU 30 brings back debates, which will occur during evening social hour sessions. Proposals must have a clear concept for the issue or topic being discussed, the sides that will be presented, and a moderator who is capable of managing the personalities (as well as the audience.)
  • Critiques: Learning from each other is one of the most valuable aspects of any Congress gathering. Critiques teach through analysis of proposals or executed projects, offering alternative approaches and discussion of constraints and trade-offs. Proposals must include general topics, projects, or production (codes or policy) as well as the proposed jury for the critique. Members do not need to be confirmed in order to submit a proposal.
  • Topical Discussions and Salons: 60 minute sessions in smaller rooms aimed at having a working session or discussion around a focused topic. Accepted sessions must have a designated topic leader as well as outcomes for the discussion. For complex discussions, a series of sessions or salons may be proposed. Evening discussions will be in the salon format, which are social hour sessions.
  • Panels: 75 minute sessions featuring a panel of 2-4 presenters on the same theme or topic. Accepted sessions must have a clear demonstration of what the audience will get out of the session, and how the session ties into the Congress theme. Presenters must represent a variety of backgrounds and organizations.

The committee reserves the right to ask you to change the content of your proposal, the proposed speakers, or adjust the format of your proposal to fit a session type other than the one you selected. Want to see something that doesn't fit? Email moneal@cnu.org with your idea.

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