On The Park Bench:
A Public Square Conversation

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
“Pandemic Toolkit”
What’s likely to linger in the aftermath of the global COVID crisis are the impacts on local and regional governments that provide the services citizens experience most directly in their daily lives. Faced with budget shortfalls, growing to-do lists for routine tasks delayed by the emergency, and general uncertainty about a “new normal,” how might governments address the uncertainty and respond effectively to the challenges? That’s the goal of our Pandemic Toolkit. Join this session with the toolkit’s lead authors, Hazel Borys and Susan Henderson to explore the applications.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
“Increments of Neighborhood: A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities”
Author's Forum on Urbanism presents “Increments of Neighborhood: A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities” with author Brian O’Looney and interviewer Todd Zimmerman and Matt Bell (Noon to 1:30 PM).
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
“Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us"
Author's Forum on Urbanism presents “Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us" with author Mindy Thompson Fullilove and interviewer Kennedy Smith.
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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
 

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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September 1, 2020
BRING BACK MAIN STREET WITH SMALL-SCALE MANUFACTURING

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August 12, 2020
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY & ACCESS

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August 4, 2020
DECODING DOT: NAVIGATING TRANSPORTATION

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MAY 28, 2020
THE PUBLIC REALM: INTERNATIONAL EDITION

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MAY 19, 2020
ADAPTING TO THE CRISIS: THE PUBLIC & PRIVATE RESPONSE

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