On The Park Bench:
A Public Square Conversation

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #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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  • 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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Upcoming Webinars
 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Author’s Forum - A History of Street Networks: From Grids to Sprawl and Beyond
Laurence Aurbach's book A History of Street Networks illustrates the origins and institutionalization of modern roadway networks, particularly the networks of suburban sprawl. It's a story of designers, engineers, and businesspeople who sought to remake cities’ physical patterns in ways that were radically nontraditional and unproven. Their visions fostered automobile-dependent built environments throughout the United States and worldwide, and spurred the counterresponse of neotraditionalism. The conversation will cover the book's main themes and relate them to new-urbanism principles and current planning trends such as permeable superblocks.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Columbus Downtown Development Corporation - Parks Proving Their Worth 
Now more than ever, well-planned public space is a shining light in a time of uncertainty. Since the pandemic pushed people outdoors, parks are being used better and used more than ever before. Designed to be a reprieve in the best of times, the role of greenspace in our everyday lives has been elevated from nice amenity to necessity. Parks are proving their worth in unexpected ways, providing essential, even therapeutic, spaces to gather, eat, exercise and explore. Join us as the panel discusses the role parks will play in the future of wellness, development and community in our cities.
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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
 

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

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March 9, 2021
ENABLING BETTER PLACES THROUGH ZONING REFORM

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March 2, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM: TRANSECT URBANISM

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February 16, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM: INCREMENTS OF NEIGHBORHOOD

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January 19, 2021
PANDEMIC TOOLKIT

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January 12, 2021
AUTHOR'S FORUM: CASE STUDIES IN RETROFITTING SUBURBIA

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December 16, 2020
LEGACY CITIES

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December 8, 2020
AUTHOR'S FORUM: SPACE & ANTI-SPACE

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November 17, 2020
AUTHOR'S FORUM: ARCHITECTURE & THE CITY

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November 10, 2020
THE POST PANDEMIC COMMUNITY

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November 4, 2020
WELCOMING CITIES

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October 29, 2020
EQUITY-FIRST: RESILIENCE FOR EVERYONE

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