CNU Monthly Review

September 2011 

Featured Stories

New Memberships. New Benefits. New CNU.  

CNU kicks off its fall membership drive with new membership levels and new member benefits! Take this time to revisit your membership, access the CNU website, re-familiarize yourself with our immense resources, and activate your network.

Plug into CNU and recruit two others to join. Help us reach our goal of 200 new members by Friday, 09/30 at 5PM!


CNU Fireside Chat with Jim Kunstler and Duncan Crary 

Join CNU CEO & President John Norquist on Tuesday, Oct 4th, 3:30pm EST, as he conducts the first CNU "fireside chat" with Jim Kunstler and Duncan Crary, host of the Kunstlercast. This initial fireside chat is open to the first 150 registrants, and the archive will be available to CNU City-Builder members via their accounts. Re-up today!


Register Now For the Fireside Chat>>

Introducing the CNU iPhone App  

Enjoy CNU on-the-go with our new iPhone app. Keep tabs throughout the day on CNU Salons, News, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr feeds. Scan the QR code or simply enter on your iPhone device.  



CNU 20 Update: Tracks, Featured Speakers, Call for Papers 

The twentieth anniversary of the annual Congress is quickly taking shape. Make plans to join us May 9-12, 2012 in West Palm Beach, FL. 


Visit today to see the tracks that will be explored, read the bios of featured speakers Jan Gehl and Richard Florida, and gather the guidelines to submit for the 2012 Call for Papers.


CNU Members Identify Freeways without Futures   

CNU is pleased to announce the results of our most recent Highways to Boulevards survey. With the initial survey results in hand, CNU has assembled a panel of experts to help create the new Freeways without Futures list.  



Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Moves Ahead   

Momentum continues to build for the CNU/ITE manual Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares. Check out new factsheets, new articles, and new presentations, and see how the manual is "The Right Fix" for communities everywhere. And make special note of the Call for Abstracts now open for the 2012 ITE Midwestern District and TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium.



New CNU-A Continuing Education Partner   

Our latest addition to the CNU-A Continuing Education Provider Program is Vision Long Island. Joining Placemakers, the Form-Based Codes Institute, and the Center for Applied Transect Studies, Vision Long Island makes maintaining your CNU-A status easier.  


Not CNU-Accredited yet?  Save the date for October 18th as registration for the Fall exam opens.    



Henry Cisneros on "Aging and the New Urbanism"  

Former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros throws his support behind CNU's FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac Reform Initiative in this article about how mixed-use communities help elderly residents thrive.  



The Plazas of New Mexico - Now Available!  

The long-awaited title from Chris Wilson and Stefanos Polyzoides has been released. This landmark volume documents the urban history of the State of New Mexico, one of the most architecturally distinguished places in the United States. Get your copy today.  





Featured Event


Integrating Urban Transport and Planning in an Age of Scarcity

Dubai, 12 - 16 November 2011. Early Bird discount before 15 October.  

For details and to register visit

Seaside at 30: Lessons from the First New Urbanist Community and the Future of Traditional Town Building

09/29/11-10/01/11 | Notre Dame 


American Planning Transportation Association Annual Meeting & EXPO

10/02/11-10/05/11 | New Orleans, LA  


Dhiru Thadani - Tenth Annual David Lewis Lecture on Urban Design

10/03/11 | Pittsburgh, PA 


Greenbuild 2011

10/04/11-10/07/11 | Toronto, ON  


*Remember to activate your network and recruit two others to join CNU today. Help us reach our goal of 200 new members by Friday, 09/30 at 5PM!


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