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Registration for CNU 21: Living Community is open now! Make your plans to join us in Salt Lake City, May 29-June 1, 2013, today:
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This is the most important conference of the year if you're interested in sustainable place-making
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The theme for this year's 2013 Call for New Urban Research is the concept of "Tactical Urbanism: Temporary Projects and Urban Activism." 

Submit your paper - or your credentials to become a reviewer - now! 
The theme for this year's 2013 Call for New Urban Research is the concept of "Tactical Urbanism: Temporary Projects and Urban Activism." Papers should focus on real-life examples demonstrating the fea...
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Sign up for the next CNU Fireside Chat, happening this Thursday, September 27th at 2:30pm EST! 

CNU CEO & President John Norquist will be joined by Renaissance Downtowns' V.P. of Marketing Brandon Palanker and founder Don Monti, for "Pop Up Piazzas and Placemaking through Crowdsourcing." Click through below for more info and to register:
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The 2012 CNU Transportation Summit is here!
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"Gridlock Sam" Schwartz and CNU's John Norquist will converse on what to expect at this year's CNU Transportation Summit, and how to implement new urbanist street design techniques that go "Beyond Mobility." Register now to listen in to this live chat, happening Thursday, August 2nd, at 5pm EST/4pm CST:
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Take the Bikeway. Denmark "Commuters Pedal to Work on Their Very Own Superhighway" :
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Billions spent on car highways is 'an investment'. Don't you see? It's all about jobs, people! Cars are Ameican! But government boondoggles for taxpayer funded Chinese Communist bike lanes and sidewalks? Hell no! That is a frivolous waste of our hard-earned dollars. Natually the liberal media wants us these Euro nanny state bike lanes...it's all part of the U.N. plot to take away our Hummers. How am I supposed to drink my Big Gulp while texting...on a bike?
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Go "Beyond Mobility" at the 2012 CNU Transportation Summit.

The 2012 CNU Transportation Summit will held in Long Beach, CA September 9-10, 2012. This will be a working meeting for a day-and-a-half that will advance CNU's Project for Transportation Reform and facilitate the exchange of ideas and lessons between New Urbanists and bike and pedestrian planners.

Registration for the summit is open now, and is just $250 for CNU members and $300 for non-members.

If you would like to attend Pro Walk/Pro Bike as well, you can register at an early rate of $540.
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The Call for Entries for the 2013 CNU Charter Awards is now open. Leave your mark on the world. Submit today: www.cnu.org/awards
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Were you unable to attend the 2012 CNU Transportation Summit?

Listen in on Jeffrey Tumlin, urbanist and transportation planner from Nelson\Nygaard, and John Horsley, Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in this discussion from 2012 CNU Transportation Summit. Be sure to check out the videos from the Q&A Session that happened after the discussion.

Watch more videos here: http://www.cnu.org/transportation2012/videos
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Register now for CNU's 2012 Transportation Summit - only one month away!
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Jeff Tumlin, John Horsley now scheduled speakers for CNU's 2012 Transportation Summit in Long Beach, CA, September 9-10. Register Now!
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Submit Your Idea for CNU 21 By 7/11 on the CNU Public Square:
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The leading organization promoting mixed-use neighborhood development and sustainable communities.
Introduction

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

For nearly twenty years, CNU members have used the principles in CNU's Charter to promote the hallmarks of New Urbanism, including:

  • Livable streets arranged in compact, walkable blocks.
  • A range of housing choices to serve people of diverse ages and income levels.
  • Schools, stores and other nearby destinations reachable by walking, bicycling or transit service.
  • An affirming, human-scaled public realm where appropriately designed buildings define and enliven streets and other public spaces.

Established by co-founders Andres Duany, Peter Calthorpe, Elizabeth Moule, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Stefanos Polyzoides and Dan Solomon and supported today by distinguished board members and members from the worlds of urban design, development, academia, citizen activism, and government policy, CNU works to deliver these hallmarks to communities across North America and overseas on multiple scales. Whether it be in brownfields, emerging growth areas, established cities, or small town suburbs, New Urbanism reinforces the character of existing areas in making them walkable, sustainable, and vibrant, revitalizing and energizing communities to their true potential. The principles of New Urbanism are also central to making whole regions more livable, coherent and sustainable.

With a history of forming productive alliances, CNU has been at the forefront of efforts to reform how we design and build communities and their infrastructure.