Education & Trainings

Are you concerned about traffic and street design in your community? Are you looking for ways to create healthy communities and improve the local economy through better community design, codes, and placemaking? Do you have an urban highway that prevents economic development and is ripe for replacement with something better?

In addition to the CNU Accreditation program, CNU offers technical training and education on a range of subjects, including:

  • Street Design and the Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Manual: A Context Sensitive Approach Manual
  • Creating Great Places: Core Curriculum
  • Moving from Highways to Boulevards

Training Descriptions

Walkable Streets Design Workshop

The Walkable Streets Design Workshop is a hands-on, technical design workshop that trains local engineers, planners, urban designers, public officials, and transportation advocates how to design and build better streets. Drawing on recommendations from the FHWA-endorsed Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual, this workshop advances the use of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) in the planning and design of major urban and suburban streets and provides tools to design safer, more attractive places for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. Duration: 2 – 3 days

Creating Great Places: Core Curriculum

The Creating Great Places: Core Curriculum introduces the principles and practice of New Urbanism to municipal leaders in a classroom environment. Based on the Charter of the New Urbanism, the Core Curriculum will teach participants strategies and techniques to build and rehab their communities to be more compact, multi-use, and walkable. The Core Curriculum is designed to unite employees across departments, to engage and elevate the conversation, and build a more educated and informed employee base. Duration: 3 days

Moving from Highways to Boulevards

Moving from Highways to Boulevards helps communities explore whether and how to replace 20th century highways with beautiful, cost-effective at-grade boulevards and a network of surface streets. Successful transitions have led to reconnected and revitalized neighborhoods, pedestrian-friendly places, increased economic development, and higher land values. This assistance focuses on the tools and information necessary to convert highways into boulevards, helping communities craft a plan for building support and achieving their goals. Duration: 2 -3 days

To Request Assistance

Email CNU at trainings@cnu.org with the following information:

  • Point of Contact
  • Location
  • Identify the Problem to Address
  • Training Request – type and preferred dates
  • List of Training Supporters and Participants
  • Desired Outcomes/Goals