Register now for CNU 28. Twin
Join us June 10 - 13, 2020, for CNU’s
28th annual Congress in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, two cities known
for their walkability, world-class park systems, collaborative
governance, and diverse cultures. Explore the Twin Cities' innovative
solutions to challenges so many communities face, from the legacy of
redlining, to rising housing costs, to climate change. Together, Saint
Paul and Minneapolis showcase the possibilities for great
CNU 28.Twin Cities provides a
platform for attendees to discuss, debate, and discover a range of
issues related to building healthy, resilient, and affordable
neighborhoods. Educational and technical sessions will be available at
all levels–whether you are new to your field or an established
education credits will be available from AICP, LACES, CNU-A, and AIA
for hundreds of sessions focused on transportation and mobility,
adapting to a changing climate, housing solutions, architecture and
urban design, coding, development, open space, suburban retrofit,
implementing new urbanism with local governments, challenges facing
cities in the 21st century, regional cooperation, public health, art,
and tactical urbanism.
From now until March 2nd, we’ll be
offering our “Earliest Bird” rate, a savings of nearly
Are you a first-time
The Congress unites over 1,500
individuals from North America and around the world for four days of
education, collaboration, discussion, and debate on the policies,
designs, and emerging approaches that create great places. Learn more about CNU’s flagship event
here. Check out the video
below to learn about this year's Congress from the perspective of Lucy
Thompson, co-chair of the CNU 28.Twin Cities Local Host
Keynote: Dan Buettner, Blue Zones
CNU is excited to welcome Dan
Buettner as a keynote speaker for CNU 28.Twin Cities. Buettner is an
explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and
producer, and New York Times bestselling author. Through his work, he
discovered the five places in the world–dubbed Blue Zones
hotspots–where people live the longest, healthiest lives.
Buettner now works in partnership
with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance
companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces,
and universities. These well-being initiatives apply lessons from the
Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local
environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has
dramatically improved the health of more than 5
Fun fact: Buettner also holds three
Guinness World Records in distance cycling.
We’ll be announcing additional
keynote speakers soon, so stay tuned.
Get your Metro Transit
To make it easier to get around the
Twin Cities and to and from the airport, we’ll be offering a 5-day
Metro Transit pass for just $5 as a registration add-on. This pass
includes the light rail and bus rapid transit. Learn more about public transportation in the Twin
Now's the time to reserve your room
at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront for the CNU rate of $209
per night. Book your room here.
Explore financial aid
CNU is offering a select number of 4-day Congress
registration scholarships with the goal of expanding participation and
bringing new voices to the event. Learn more about scholarships here.
CNU's annual Congress would
not be possible without the help of onsite volunteers. In return for
10-12 hours of volunteer time, CNU offers volunteers a 4-day Congress
registration to all non-ticketed sessions for a heavily discounted
rate of $185. Volunteers who complete their hours and duties are
eligible for an additional $100 registration refund.
Please note: ticketed items (tours,
202s, etc.) are not included in this offer and incur an added expense.
Volunteers are responsible for their own travel arrangements, lodging,
and other expenses. Sign up to volunteer here.
Become a Sponsor for CNU 28.Twin
Your sponsorship provides visibility
to your firm or organization, while supporting critical programming,
networking activities, and education opportunities for Congress
participants. Visit our Sponsorship page to find out more.
Our thanks to CNU 28.Twin
ESG Architecture & Design
The Lander Group
Cornish Associates & Mashpee Commons
Thadani Architects + Urbanists
Williams Pollack LLP
Crabtree Group, Inc.
Farber Landscape Architects
Hoisington Koegler Group,
of Bloomington, MN
City of Edina, MN
City of Minneapolis,
City of Rochester, MN
City of Saint Louis Park
Minnesota Design Center
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
City of Bloomington
City of Richfield, MN
CNU 28.Twin Cities Promotional
these partners who are helping spread the word about CNU 28.Twin
Cities through their newsletters and social media. Promotional
partners receive advance and onsite recognition for their
out the Promotional Partners form here.
Center for Active Design
Center for Community
City of Bloomington
Colorado Land Advisor,
Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning
& Community Development Ltd. + Sustainable
Institute for Sustainable Communities
| Urban Strategies
Maryland Department of Planning
for Public Spaces
Safe Routes Partnership
Smart Growth Network
Winter Cities Institute
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