5:51 pm - Mon, Jan 7, 2013

CNU 21: Living Community Registration Now Open

Registration for CNU 21: Living Community is now OPEN. Take advantage of our Early Bird rates by signing up before April 24th, 2013.

CNU 21 Living Community will be held in gorgeous downtown Salt Lake City , May 29 - June 1, 2013. Living Community balances the demands of physical, social, economic, and environmental values by connecting people to place and awakening in us a stewardship for our land and each other.

Stewardship is tangible. It is measured by how well we care for the people around us, the places we make and the land that hosts us. This year’s Congress will delve into these issues, contemplate the role of cities within nature and place within cities.

Join Plenary Speakers Richard Louv, Sarah Susanka, Chuck Marohn, Andres Duany, and many, many more at CNU 21. Register today!image

4:17 pm - Mon, Oct 1, 2012

Wanted: Artwork for CNU Charter Book

Want to get published in the new CNU Charter Book (McGraw-Hill, 2013)? 

Give us your best shot! (or drawing, illustration, rendering, etc). 
Please include a short caption: what principle does your photo/illustration show?
Email to: Emily Talen, CNU Charter Book editor, etalen@gmail.com
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Resolution: at least 300 dpi at target size
Black and white only (you can submit color, but they will be converted to B&W). Please only submit your own material or material for which you have (or can easily obtain) the copyright.
Thank you!
11:11 am - Tue, Sep 25, 2012

Were you unable to attend the 2012 CNU Transportation Summit?

Listen in on Jeffrey Tumlin, urbanist and transportation planner from Nelson\Nygaard, and John Horsley, Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in this discussion from 2012 CNU Transportation Summit. Be sure to check out the videos from the Q&A Session that happened after the discussion.

Watch more videos here: http://www.cnu.org/transportation2012/videos

12:17 pm - Fri, Aug 3, 2012

"Learning to Love Congestion"

In a preview of CNU’s upcoming Transportation Summit for Planetizen, John Norquist, argues that it’s time for cities to go “beyond mobility” by challenging the Functional Classification System and restoring the market and social purposes of urban thoroughfares.:

"Learning to Love Congestion" - John Norquist

3:15 pm - Wed, Jul 18, 2012

2012 Transportation Summit Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for CNU’s Transportation Summit 2012! 

The summit will be held from September 9-10 inLong Beach, California, immediately preceding the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike Conference. 

Transportation Summits are working meetings where CNU’s multidisciplinary network of designers, planners, engineers and other experts in the field of New Urbanism gather to create new standards and advance the practice of New Urbanist street design.  Previous meetings have initiated projects such asHighways to Boulevards, the development of the CNU/ITE Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual, the creation of theSustainable Street Network Principles and the Emergency Response and Street Design Initiative. The 2012 CNU Transportation Summit is an opportunity to directly challenge the dysfunctional Functional Classification System. 

The summit will have a unique format, wherein groups will work together to confront the limitations of the Functional Classification System and strategize to implement new urbanist street design techniques that go "Beyond Mobility." Over the day-and-a-half meeting, these working groups will collaborate to define the barriers of implementation, discuss methods of reform and lay out an immediate work plan for the next year.  Working groups will include: Transit Networks, Highway to Boulevards, Transportation Modeling Reform, Regional Policy and Alternatives to Functional Classification Reform, Transportation Reform Research Agenda, Street Vitality Index and Bikeway Networks.

And as the summit will immediately precede the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike conference, it will focus on the exchange of ideas between New Urbanists and bike and pedestrian planners. 

Register now!

4:05 pm - Tue, May 1, 2012

Project for Transportation Reform at CNU 20

CNU’s initiatives advance bipartisan reforms that deliver market-based improvements to the economy, the environment and public health. Initiatives work to remove codes, standards, and financial and tax incentives that act as obstacles to the creation of vibrant, healthy, value-driven and better-performing live/work/walk districts.

Initiatives are member-led, so CNU members can share expertise and shape new ideas. At CNU 20, there are several ways to get connected with current CNU initiatives, such as the Project for Transportation Reform and its relevant initiatives:

Project for Transportation Reform

  • Initiative Meeting: Friday, May 12, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM, Meeting Room 2 DEF.
  • Discussion leaders include: Marcy McInelly, Norman Garrick, and Scott Polikov.


  • Urban Freeways Panel: Friday, May 11, 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM, Ballroom B.
  • Panelists include: John Norquist, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., Tony Garcia, and Alison Richardson.

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

  • 202 A CNU/ITE Recommended Practice: Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Meeting Room 1 D.
  • Speakers include: Norman Garrick and Eric Dumbaugh.
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