CNU Monthly Review

May 2012 

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The News from CNU 20!  

CNU 20 in West Palm Beach, FL has come and gone - and already it is one of the most talked/tweeted/blogged/written-about Congresses ever.  

Recap the CNU 20 experience with the CNU 20 Live Blog, see members' posts on the CNU Salons, and read the round-up of the (still-emerging) press clips from the likes of Sustainable Cities Collective, Better! Cities and Towns, EngagingCities, Next American City, Strong Towns, Streetsblog LA, The Atlantic Cities, Mother Nature Network, Palm Beach Post, New Haven Independent, At the Helm of the Public Realm, Transit Miami, Urban Times, Bacon's Rebellion, New Geography and more.   

CNU 20 Webcasts!
Looking Forward: New Urbanism and the New World with Dan Solomon and Andres Duany
Looking Forward: New Urbanism and the New World with Dan Solomon and Andres Duany

At this year's Congress, a majority of CNU 20 sessions and plenaries were recorded in an easily accessible, YouTube-ready format to help share the lessons learned and ideas exchanged during the Congress. As more and more content becomes available over the course of the next few months, CNU will be filtering out videos, webcasts, podcasts and presentations.
Many CNU 20 Webcasts are already available via CNU's site and direct on the CNU YouTube Channel. 

The Next Generation of New Urbanists: A One-Day Congress 
The Next Generation of New Urbanists: A One-Day Congress
What More Free Content Means for CNU

Newly-elected CNU Board member

Eliza Harris believes the availability of more free CNU content will make next year's CNU 21 an essential, must-attend experience.

Read her whole post by clicking here, and watch the CNU 20 Next Gen session by clicking to your left.

Three Board Members Directly Elected at CNU 20 

For the first time, CNU conducted member-led elections for the Board of Directors. Online voting began March 5th, 2012 and ran through May 11, with winners announced at CNU 20 on May 12, 2012.

The winners of the 2012 Board Elections are Eliza Harris, John Massengale and Mathew McElroy.  


Read their bios here>>

CNU 20 Group Photo
Thank you for an amazing CNU 20!
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Share Your Ideas for CNU 21 at the Public Square    


Mark your calendars for CNU 21: Living Community, Salt Lake City, May 29 - June 1, 2013.
Start sharing your ideas for CNU 21 speakers, sessions and more at the
CNU Public Square now.
"Claiborne Avenue: Past, Present, and Future"

Watch CNU's "Claiborne Avenue: Past, Present and Future"  


Premiered at the CNU 20 session "Urban Freeways: Devastation and Renewal," CNU is proud to present a new short film produced with New Orleans-based Rob Davis Photography on the continued highway-to-boulevard conversion effort in New Orleans.
Watch "Claiborne Avenue: Past, Present, and Future":


CNU-A Registration Opens June 12th

Have you attained CNU-A yet?

The Winter Exam saw record-breaking enrollment numbers sign-up to achieve CNU-A status; now's your chance to make your mark and join the ranks of distinguished CNU-A members by registering for the CNU-A exam.

Visit the CNU-A website for more. 

Upcoming CNU Event  


2012 CNU Transportation Summit

 Click on the banner for more details, and stay tuned for more.   

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