The Congress begins.
CNU 28 is here. This year, the
Congress is held virtually against a backdrop of increasing urgency to
deliver solutions that build complete communities that are inclusive,
equitable, and accessible to all.
We've taken the Congress online to broadcast, share, and exchange
the ideas and core principles that have made CNU the driver of
positive urbanist change over the past 30 years - and to lay out the
blueprints of building better communities for years to come.
How to Participate.
CNU 28 is online this year. Plenaries,
breakout sessions, awards ceremonies, art rooms, fun runs, happy
hours, and more than 70 continuing education credits - everything
you'd expect from an in-person Congress - are at your fingertips.
Once registered, all you'll need is?CNU Connect, the app - available
for your tablet, iPhone, or Android - that immerses you in the full
Simply search for "CNU Connect" in your tablet or mobile device's
app store and click to install. Select the CNU 28.A Virtual Gathering
event within the "CNU Connect" app and login using the same email
address that you used to register for the Congress. Registered users
will also receive a link to the desktop website.
Once you've created a login, you'll be able to dig into session
details, create a customized agenda of sessions and events, connect
and chat with colleagues and fellow attendees, interact with sponsors
at the virtual Exhibit Hall, and access all that CNU 28 has to
Registration is still
open! Sign up for just the sessions you want with
single-session registrations starting at $20. Or get access to
everything for as little as $225.
Work Your Core.
Starting today, June 8, build your core urbanist knowledge with 16
pre-Congress sessions that provide the fundamentals of New Urbanism,
from "Walkable City Rules" with Walkable City: How Downtown Saves
America, One Step at a Time author, Jeff Speck to "Transit-Oriented
Development" with Strategic Economics President, Dena Belzer, there's
something for everyone.
Take a peek at all the Core New Urbanist educational
sessions - included in the Live and Live+Archive Congress
registrations at no additional costs.
Address Structural Inequities -
Propose Actionable, Lasting Changes.
In light of the tragic killing of George Floyd and so very many
before him, and in response to endemic issues of inequity in the
United States, CNU's Board of Directors recently issued a statement
reinforcing its commitment to be a force for positive change in
communities of color.
CNU 28 will offer opportunities to?engage in difficult
conversations about structural issues embedded in historic, and
contemporary, policies that encode unequal outcomes in our cities and
towns, in sessions like "Redressing Redlining: Lessons in Realities
and Reconciliation," and "The Mapping Prejudice Project: Confronting a
Legacy of Racial Covenants in Minneapolis Neighborhoods."
Further, CNU 28 will include discussion on the foundations for
building practices that are open, resilient, and responsive for
communities too often left behind, in sessions such as "Health &
Housing: Equitable Drivers of Neighborhood Transformation" and "New
Tools for Urban Resilience."?CNU hopes that these conversations serve
to catalyze action in addressing systemic racism, as it is manifest
within the built environment.
All Week Long.
On June 10, the Congress kicks into high gear: Plenary sessions
from top urbanist thinkers, such as a conversation between editorial
director of SPUR, and New York Times' contributor, Allison Arieff, and
journalist Emily Badger; a discussion on mobility and affordability
moderated by Eric Shaw, Director of Housing, San Francisco, for the
Mayor''s Office of Housing and Community Development; breakout sessions
that detail designs for everything from health and housing ("Health
& Housing: Equitable Drivers of Neighborhood Transformation") to
readying communities to respond to COVID-19 ("A Tale of Two Cities: An
Urban Response to Inequality After a Pandemic"), to advocacy and
action strategies to address affordability climate change challenges
(see Saturday's slate of sessions). This year's Congress will conclude
with a Charter Awards ceremony that celebrates 20 years of planning
And don't forget: after the sessions, you'll be able to engage and
interact at digital happy hours and events with all your urbanist
View the full agenda here.
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Torti Gallas + Partners
Meter Williams Pollack LLP
Crabtree Group, Inc.
Damon Farber Landscape
Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
SRF Consulting Group
Capitol Area Architecture & Planning Board
City of Edina, MN
Montgomery County Planning Department
City of Rochester, MN
City of Saint Louis Park,
City of Saint Paul, MN
Ball State University
Bolton & Menk, Inc.
Thomas Comitta Associates
Laura M. Heery
YARD & Company
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
HRA City of Bloomington
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Saint Paul: Planning & Economic Development
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