The Right Fix for Our Streets. The Right Fix for Our Communities. CNU's Project for Transportation Reform stands for the revitalization of our communities' streets. The initiatives within the project call for multi-modal street designs that place the pedestrian back into the public realm, encourage greater safety and public health, and advocate for the fundamentals of street networks that enrich our sense of place.
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!
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.
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.:
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.
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: