CNU Monthly Review

June 2012 

Featured Stories

Registration Now Open for CNU 2012 Transportation Summit 

Head to Long Beach, CA, this September 9-10, for CNU's 2012 Transportation SummitThe summit will have a unique format, wherein groups will work together to confront the limitations of the dysfunctional Functional Classification System and strategize to implement new urbanist street design techniques that go "Beyond Mobility." 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.  Register now! 

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop in Blue Springs, MO


As part of its participation in the Livability Solutions program, this June CNU teamed up with the City of Blue Springs, Missouri to host a Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares Workshop for planners, engineers, and community leaders within the region.  


Read the recap and press from the event by clicking through below. 

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CNU Participates at ITE Midwestern District Meeting and TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium


CNU took part in the ITE Midwestern District Meeting & TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium in downtown Chicago. The joint ITE/TRB conference ran Sunday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 27, and included sessions, tours, panel discussions, and small-group meetings covering a broad range of transportation topics. John Norquist delivered the Monday afternoon keynote, and CNU's Heather Smith and Johanna Bye conducted sessions throughout the conference. 

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New on the CNU 20 Webcast Channel:  

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


Submit Your Ideas for CNU 21 Before 7/11


CNU is heading out to Salt Lake City in early July to begin planning the next Congress. CNU 21: Living Community will take place in Salt Lake City, May 29 - June 1, 2013, and we want your ideas - for speakers, sessions, tours, and any and all thoughts to enhance your Congress experience. Add your voice to the CNU Public Square and share your idea for CNU 21 by 7/11. 



Submit Your CNU 21 Ideas>>

Now's the Time to Sign Up for CNU-A


Developed as a standard of professional excellence in the design of the built environment, the CNU-Accreditation program seeks to elevate the practice of the principles of New Urbanism. Nearly 20% of CNU's membership currently holds CNU-A status, and the program was instrumental in the City of El Paso's recent success in adopting a new comprehensive plan. Over 150 professionals in El Paso alone have CNU-A. Now's the time time get yours: exam registration is open till July 10th, 2012. 


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Partnership for Sustainable Communities Magazine


The Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC) is a national nonprofit group dedicated to helping make our communities more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. As a benefit to CNU members, we are happy to offer the latest issues of their magazine, direct to your inbox and on 




First & Main Media Presents...


 First + Main Media produces award-winning videos, digital communication strategies, and documentaries for a range of businesses and agencies. The creators of the American Makeover series, First + Main have created numerous videos for CNU, beginning with their award-winning "Built to Last" video for CNU 17. Now, you can find all of First + Main Media's CNU videos in one place on 



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Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities)


CNU co-founder Dan Solomon's latest e-book from Island Press is titled Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities).  


Bedside, "takes inspiration from creative giants like Coco Chanel and Vladimir Nabokov as well as architects and city planners..." and reads as a "a clarion call for putting context back into the architectural design process."

Read an excerpt from Chapter One: The Continuous City.



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