On The Park Bench:
A Public Square Conversation

  • 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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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</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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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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

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Upcoming Webinars
 

Tuesday, January 18, 2021, 12 noon ET
Walls Divide Us: Reconnecting Albany
Against a growing national reassessment of urban highways’ damaging legacies and Federal funding in the Infrastructure Bill to reconnect communities separated by highway projects, CNU’s On The Park Park Bench looks at Albany, NY, where a new grassroots organization, the Albany Riverfront Collaborative, has kickstarted a community conversation around reimagining the massively overbuilt I-787, which cuts Albany off from the Hudson River and isolates African American neighborhoods from the rest of the city. Members of the ARC discuss how the collaborative was formed from a diverse coalition of concerned citizens, launching in impressive campaign around persuasive renderings and videos. While still in its relative infancy, Albany offers a model for to cultivate community support by telling a compelling story about what our cities might look like when designed for humans and not just cars.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2021, 12 noon ET
Author's Forum on Urbanism: Dream City
Join Conrad Kickert, author of Dream City: Creation, Construction, and Reinvention in Downtown Detroit, who looks at historical patterns and how they may impact the future of the Motor City. Dream City traces two centuries of ups and downs in Downtown Detroit, extremely relevant today. Downtown is in the midst of an astonishing rebirth, in contrast to nearby urban fabric—and yet Downtown provides a hopeful path for Detroit in the coming decade.
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On The Park Bench is CNU's webinar series presenting interactive conversations with thought leaders in New Urbanism and allied industries, providing an opportunity for the audience to engage in real time. Powered by the Congress for the New Urbanism, Public Square and On the Park Bench are built to add depth and rigor to the practice of urbanism and improve our capacity for creating inclusive, resilient places—places that people love.

Author’s Forum on Urbanism is a monthly series featuring authors in an hour-long, interactive discussion of recent publications on urbanism. The series, part of CNU’s On the Park Bench webinar program, takes a deep dive into each author’s insights through the lens of New Urbanism. The focus will be on one or two ideas that are embodied in the book, which advance the understanding of precedents and design strategies to repair and make sustainable urbanism. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage the authors during the session. Spearheaded by Dhiru Thadani, Author’s Forum on Urbanism will be held once a month on Tuesdays from 12-1pm ET.

All live On the Park Bench webinars qualify for one CEU credit from AICP (click here for more on tracking and reporting). Additionally, CNU-A members can earn one CEU credit for all live and recorded On the Park Bench webinars (click here for more information on tracking and reporting).

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PAST WEBINARS
 

December 21, 2021
CHANGING MARKETS & INNOVATIONS IN URBAN HOUSING TYPES

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December 14, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM WITH GABRIELE TAGLIAVENTI 

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November 30, 2021
PUBLIC WORKS, THE WALKABLE CITY & OKC

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November 16, 2021
THE CLIMATE PLANNER

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October 26, 2021
DESIGN FOR ADAPTATION

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October 12, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM WITH JENNY ROE AND LAYLA McCAY

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September 28, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM WITH CHARLES MAROHN

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September 14, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM WITH ILANA PREUSS

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August 10, 2021
FORM-BASED CODES IN AMERICA 

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July 13, 2021
SUSTAINING A CITY'S CULTURE & CHARACTER

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June 15, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM WITH JAIME CORREA

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May 11, 2021
CNU 29 - DESIGN FOR (SOCIAL) CHANGE

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May 4, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM WITH JAN GEHL

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April 27, 2021
CNU 29 - DESIGN FOR (PHYSICAL) CHANGE

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April 20, 2021
CNU 29 - DESIGN FOR (POLICY) CHANGE

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April 13, 2021
STREET NETWORK HISTORY: GRIDS TO SPRAWL & BEYOND

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March 16, 2021
MAIN STREET: HOW A CITY'S HEART CONNECTS US

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