On The Park Bench:
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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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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</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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  • 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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    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, September 28, 2021, 12 noon ET
Author's Forum—Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town

Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn discusses his new book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town. Marohn pulls back the curtain on the North American transportation system and explains why the conventional approach to traffic engineering is making people less safe, bankrupting towns and cities, and destroying the fabric of communities. The interviewer is planner and CNU board member Jocelyn Gibson.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12 noon ET
Author's Forum—Restorative Cities: urban design for mental health and wellbeing

Authors Jenny Roe and Layla McCay discuss their new book on city design that puts mental health and wellbeing at the forefront. Roe and McCay will be interviewed by landscape architect Stephanie Bothwell.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12 noon ET
Design for adaptation: The climate challenge for New Urbanism

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, a CNU co-founder who has long studied climate change and the built environment, will discuss adaptation theory and practice related to urbanism. New Urbanism offers design tools that respond to both climate adaptation and mitigation. Adaptation, which often receives less attention than mitigation, acknowledges and responds to localized conditions and geography, and can benefit from New Urbanism’s goals and tools. Rick Cole, CNU executive director, will interview Plater-Zyberk.
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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
 

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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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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