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Day Five - Monday
Wrap-Up

Day Four - Sunday
What's Next?

Day Three - Saturday
New Era

Day Two - Friday
Providence Lights Up

Day One - Thursday
Opening Day

Local host Buff Chace on CNU XIV

Alexander and Krier Receive Inaugural Athena Medals



Multimedia Toolkit Return to Sessions by Schedule

Click below for descriptions, multimedia, and lists of speakers for each session:

New Urbanism 101 Session
New Urbanism 202 Sessions
Plenary Sessions
Task Force Summit
Salons
Tours
Councils
Urban Labs
Seminars
Meetings
Social Events
Chapter Meet-Ups


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NU 101 Session

New Urbanism 101: Introduction to the Principles of New Urbanism
NU 101 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-5:00pm


An in-depth primer on the history, principles, and techniques of New Urbanism. This day-long course provides an illustrated introduction, as well as techniques and tools used in the New Urbanism. (Before May 4: $205. After May 4: $235)

Report: Providence Lights Up for New Urbanists

Bill Dennis, B. Dennis Town & Building Design
Victor Dover, Principal, Dover Kohl & Partners
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Bill Lennertz, National Charrette Institute
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
Emily Talen, University of Illinois
Dhiru Thadani, Principal, Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects

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NU 202 Session

1. Building Community: Beyond the Buildings
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-12:00pm


How do we design governance structures and institutions to realize the full potential of New Urbanism's emphasis on the public realm and social interaction? This seminar advances the discussion of the ways that property owner associations, cultural organizations, and technology can help to create an enduring, vibrant community. Participants will discuss and learn how to anticipate and manage governance issues, including the use of quasi-public open space, conflicts between commercial and residential neighbors, and the possibility that as "pioneers" are replaced by "settlers," the fundamental tenets of New Urbanism may be swept from the community. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Phyllis Bleiweis, Executive Director, Seaside Institute
Doris Goldstein, Law offices of Doris S. Goldstein
Dan Slone, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

2. Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-12:00pm


Join prominent new urbanist street designers to explore the potential of the Institute of Transportation Engineersí (ITE) just-released design guidance for major urban thoroughfares. The session's opening segment will offer an overview of the publication, which resulted from CNU's partnership with ITE. Leading practitioners will then present specific design problems and solutions, illustrating how the guidance can support practical application of new urbanist principles. Designs featuring innovation beyond the scope of the new guidance will frame the range of possibilities for major streets as a central element in urbanism. A generous discussion period will provide time for both informational Q&A and group discussion of continuing challenges in street design. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Phil Erickson, President, Community Design + Architecture
Norman Garrick, Associate Professor Transportation, University of Connecticut
Ellen Greenberg, Principal, Freedman, Tung and Bottomley
Richard A. Hall, P.E., President, Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc.
Gregory Tung, Principal, Freedman Tung & Bottomley

3. Developing a Traditional Neighborhood Development for a Range of Incomes
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-12:00pm


Learn what it takes to build a great place with a wide range of housing types and prices. The development team of New Town at St. Charles, Missouri, will reveal in detail the development process of one of the nation's best new traditional neighborhood developments from concept to construction. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Tim Busse, Vice President, Whittaker Homes
Brad Goss, Attorney, Law Office of Brad Goss LLC
Marina Khoury, Planner and Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Greg Whittaker, President, Whittaker Homes
Todd Zimmerman, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.

4. Implementing Form-Based Codes
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-12:00pm


Form-based codes are guiding development toward a traditional neighborhood form in more and more communities. Learn from coding trailblazers how these tools define community expectations for the character and quality of development, how cities implement them, and how codes build real estate value and market confidence, creating new opportunities for the developers and other practitioners who understand them best. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Rick Cole, City Manager, City of San Buenaventura
Paul Crawford, Principal, Crawford Multari & Clark Associates
Peter Park, Manager, Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
Daniel Parolek, Principal, Opticos Design Inc.
William Wright, Partner, Real Estate and Commercial Transactions Practice Group of Balch & Bingham LLP

5. Public/Private Partnerships: Lessons from Louisville
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:00pm-5:00pm


In Louisville, Kentucky, the merger of city and county governments offered the opportunity to review housing market potential metro-wide and by neighborhood and to create development strategies that were outcome-driven and designed to overcome developmental impediments. The partnership structures, public/private initiatives, and development/finance entities, as well as the process that established them, provide proven models for sustainable development. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Slideshow by Melissa Barry (PDF, 16.5MB)

Melissa Barry, Director, Louisville Metro Housing & Community Development
Tim Barry, Executive Director, Louisville Metro Housing Authority
Charles Cash, Director, Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services
Carl Malysz, Deputy Director, Louisville Metro Housing & Community Development
William Shreck, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Inspections, Permits, and Licenses
Laurie Volk, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.

6. Details of the New Urbanism from Curb to Cupola
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:00pm-5:00pm


The quality of new urbanist developments can be found in the details. Come learn from the experts about the little things that make a big difference in creating great places. This session will focus on vital components from street trees, signage, and alley details to porches, window trim, and frieze boards. Co-sponsored by the National Town Builders Association. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Louis Marquet, Executive Vice President, Leyland Alliance LLC
Steve Maun, President, Leyland Alliance LLC
Steven Mouzon, Principal, PlaceMakers
Donald Powers, Principal, Donald Powers Architects
Bob Turner, Principal, Habersham Land Company Inc.
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

7. Explaining the Development in Transit-Oriented Development
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:00pm-5:00pm


While the market for housing and retail near transit is hot and growing hotter, getting a project out of the ground can be tough. Zoning, financing, building codes, and transit engineers are obstacles that often must be confronted. This session will provide new data on the markets where TOD is likely to flourish, innovative techniques for leveraging value from transit investments, and war stories from three developers who've successfully fought the battles. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Slideshow by Shelley Poticha (PDF)

Michael Dieden, Principal, Creative Housing Associates
Fred Harris, Senior Vice President-Development, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Gloria Ohland, Senior Editor, Reconnecting America's Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Shelley Poticha, President and CEO, Reconnecting America's Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Maxwell Rothaus, Vice President, Madison Harbor Capital
Tim Van Meter, Partner, Van Meter Willams Pollack LLP
Richard Weaver, American Public Transit Association

8. Conservation Development: Turning an Environmental Issue into a Development Asset
NU 202 Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:00pm-5:00pm


An in-depth analysis of the latest trends combining land conservation with development opportunities, this session will explore project planning, selection criteria, funding strategies, and tax planning with conservation design experts from around the US. Co-sponsored by the National Town Builders Association and The Conservation Fund. (Before May 4: $135 / After May 4: $155)

Slideshow by Jennifer McCann (PDF, 7.8MB)

David Mayfield, President, National Town Builders Association
Jennifer McCann,
Victoria Ranney, President, Prairie Holdings Corporation
George A. Ranney, Jr., President and CEO, Chicago Metropolis 2020
Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund

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Plenary Session

Opening Night Reception
Plenary Session
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 8:00pm


Greet old friends and meet new ones over cocktails overlooking beautiful Waterplace Park, then hear a brief welcome addresses outdoors on the waterfront. Event is free with registration. Cash bar. WaterPlace Restaurant & Lounge, One Finance Way, Downtown Providence.

Report: Providence Lights Up for New Urbanists

Hon. Donald L. Carceri, Governor, State of Rhode Island
Buff Chace, Co-Chair, Sponsorship; City Liaison & Support, Cornish Associates
Hon. David N. Cicilline, Mayor, City of Providence, Rhode Island
Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism

The New Urbanism and the Bottom Line: Talk Show with Top Developers
Plenary Session
Friday, June 02, 2006, 8:30am-9:45am


Do the principles of the New Urbanism represent a development advantage or burden? Listen in as three accomplished developers -- with extensive experience in large-scale income-properties, master-planned communities, and complex urban redevelopment -- have a candid discussion of the development pros and cons of the New Urbanism.

Audio

Lucy Billingsley, Billingsley Company
David Pace, Managing Director, Baldwin Park Development Company
Sam Sherman, Partner, New Urban Ventures
Yaromir Steiner, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner + Associates
Todd Zimmerman, Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.

Urbanism at the Tipping Point: Perspectives from ULI and CNU
Plenary Session
Friday, June 02, 2006, 5:15pm-6:30pm


Marilyn Jordan Taylor will explore how ULI, the nation's largest developersí organization, is responding to the expanding market for urbanism. ULI is deepening its understanding of ways to increase and leverage funds available for investments in infrastructure that builds neighborhoods and strengthens the potential of our cities.

Marilyn Jordan Taylor will be followed by Andrés Duany, co-founder of CNU, who will discuss the future of the movement, "New Urbanism at the tipping point." The Gulf Coast charrettes were special events in the history of the New Urbanism. Even our critics called CNU "the go-to organization" for rebuilding. Everywhere books and publications, whether explicitly or not, take the new urbanist position. At the same time, the opposition has never been more targeted and brutal. Is this a sign of being at the tipping point? And if so, what is next for the CNU?

Audio
Multimedia Slideshow by Marilyn Jordan Taylor
Slideshow Plenary/Special Thanks (PDF, 5.3MB)

Marianne Cusato, Principal, Marianne Cusato Associates
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Partner , Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Jeff Speck, Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts

Keynote Address by Christopher Alexander
Plenary Session
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 8:00am-9:45am


CNU XV Preview
Join the hosts of the 2007 Congress as they give a special preview of CNU XV, May 17-20 in Philadelphia.

Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation
CNU is beginning a new tradition of lifetime achievement awards. Hank Dittmar will present Christopher Alexander with an inaugural Athena Legacy medal. The Athena Legacy medal is named for the goddess, defender of the city, weaver of fabric. It recognizes the legacy of pioneers who laid the groundwork for new urbanism. The first recipients are Christopher Alexander and Léon Krier, teachers and masters for many of us.

Keynote Address
In a keynote address, Christopher Alexander will discuss his philosophical and practical theories to reformulate the development process. Generative codes allow us to build and rebuild the urban environment using a dynamic process that unfolds the structure and creates a welcoming and healthy place for all living things. Recognizing the fundamental and profoundly felt connections throughout the world, Alexanderís new conception of architecture helps give continuity to the city and the earth.

Audio
Slideshow: Preview of CNU XV (PDF)
Multimedia Slideshow by Christopher Alexander
Text of Hank Dittmar's presentation of an Athena Award to Christopher Alexander (PDF)

Christopher Alexander, President, Centre for Environmental Structure - Europe
Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
Sam Sherman, Partner, New Urban Ventures

Saturday Night Assembly
Plenary Session
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 5:15pm-6:30pm


Sustainable Development: An International Perspective
The Right Honorable John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leads off the evening plenary.

During the last 9 years as Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Prescott has implemented successful policies to encourage an urban renaissance, develop brownfield land, deliver more affordable housing, and promote better local governance. His policies have combated sprawl in favor of compact, walkable, mixed-used communities in which jobs, homes, transport, and schools are planned and built together.

John Prescott has championed sustainable development, not just in Britain, but in Europe and around the world. Following his well received speech at CNU XI in 2003, the Deputy Prime Ministerís appearance continues his long, productive dialogue with CNU members about how we can create sustainable communities in a rapidly chaning global economy.

Tribute to Jane Jacobs
Robert Campbell, architect and Pulitzer Prize-winning design critic, follows with a tribute to Jane Jacobs, who opened our eyes to the street and led us to embrace urbanism. Campbell will then introduce Daniel Solomon for his plenary address, Whatever Happened to Modernity?

Whatever Happened to Modernity?
Daniel Solomon, co-founder of CNU, will build on the special address by discussing contentious design issues. In the United Kingdom, as in the United States, New Urbanism is pinned in the crossfire of style wars. On one side are jihadists who regard the entire modern world as cultural nihilism; on the other are critics and powerful institutions relentlessly embracing novelty in the name of an historically ordained modernity. Between these extremes, New Urbanism steers an unsteady course, snipped at from all directions.

The situation is made more intractable by the Germanic strain of modernism that infected the teaching of architecture and town planning. However, other, more useful modernist traditions infuse cultural phenomena such as fashion, dance and music with different historiography and different conceptions of the relationship of the tenses: past, present, future, and future perfect.

Robert Campbell will follow with a response.

Welcoming Photo Montage Slideshow (PDF, 5.3MB)
Audio
Video of DPM John Prescott (MOV, 26MB)
Slideshow by Dan Solomon (PDF, 30.4MB)
Slideshow by John O. Norquist (PDF, 6.7MB)
Video of Solomon 1 (MOV, 34.1MB)
Video of Solomon 2 (MOV, 44.7MB)
Video of Solomon 3 (MOV, 42.1MB)
Video of Solomon 4 (MOV, 40.2MB)
Video of Solomon 5 (MOV, 27.7MB)
Video of Solomon 6 (MOV, 37.8MB)
Transcript of Solomon (PDF)
Report by David Brussat (PDF)

Robert Campbell, Architect and Critic,
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
John Prescott, Rt Hon John Prescott MP Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom,
Daniel Solomon, Principal, WRT Solomon E.T.C

Closing Assembly with Léon Krier
Plenary Session
Sunday, June 04, 2006, 10:00am-12:30pm


CNU Update: A Historic Year and a Vision for the Future
Hank Dittmar, Chair of the Board, and John Norquist, President and CEO, will report back on activity from the Councils and discuss recent victories, charter amendments, and future goals for CNU.

Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation
CNU is beginning a new tradition of lifetime achievement awards. Andrés Duany will present the inaugural Athena Legacy medal to Léon Krier, the pioneer of traditional urbanism and perhaps its most effective polemicist. The Athena Legacy medal is named for the goddess, defender of the city, weaver of fabric. It recognizes the legacy of pioneers who laid the groundwork for new urbanism. The first recipients are Christopher Alexander and Léon Krier, teachers and masters for many of us.

After the awards ceremony, Léon Krier will share his thoughts on developing the New Urbanism.

Audio
Report: Proposed Charter Amendments
Video of Andrés Duany presenting Award to Léon Krier (MOV, 14.49MB)
Slideshow by Léon Krier (PDF)
Plenary/Special Thanks (PDF, 5.3MB)
Video of Krier 1 (MOV, 59.4MB)
Video of Krier 2 (MOV, 36.5MB)
Video of Krier 3 (MOV, 32.9MB)
Video of Krier 4 (MOV, 957.0KB)
Video of Krier 5 (MOV, 52.1MB)
Slideshow by Hank Dittmar (PDF)

Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Léon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner,
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism

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Task Force Meeting

Task Force Summit
Task Force Meeting
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:00pm-5:00pm


Do you need help with a current Task Force initiative? Would you like to start a new initiative? Is there a thorny new urbanist issue you want to hash out with colleagues? Join CNU task force chairs and others as we engage in collaborative discussions about future CNU initiatives. Our theme for the afternoon is "Implementing the New Urbanism":

What are the biggest challenges in New Urbanism today?
What are the opportunities and obstacles for implementing New Urbanism?
How can we work together to promote the principles in the CNU Charter?

This strategy session will allow participants to self-organize productive workshops around topics they care about. Results from the session will be posted at the Congress for member review and will inform ongoing and new CNU initiatives.

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Salon

Friday Evening Salons and Informal Socializing
Salon
Friday, June 02, 2006, 6:30pm-on


We invite you to participate in these informal gatherings for CNU XIV attendees to discuss your work, tackle pressing issues and tough challenges, or continue conversations spurred by the Congress program, over a few drinks. 20 spots available on a first come, first served basis. Free and open to all. Cash bar.
List of Salons:
1. Small Developers' Network - Tom Richman
2. The Failure of New Urbanist Bicycle Environments - Some Solutions - Anne Lusk, Ph.D.
3. Eminent Domain - Phil Langdon
4. CEU - Council for European Urbanism - Audun Engh
5. Building Urbanists & Urbanism in S.C. - Jacki Martin
6. Transit and Urban Form - Cali Gorewitz
7. Katrina Cottage - Ben Brown
8. The Unfolding of Boston City Plaza - George Kelso
9. Master in New Urbanism Program, Tecnologico de Monterrey - Mexico

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Tour

Learning from Nantucket (Tour A)
Tour
Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 7:00am-7:00pm


SOLD OUT! -- Fly to historic Nantucket and experience its extraordinary architectural heritage and urban design principles. A guided morning tour is followed by a 4 hour break for lunch and a chance to meander the worn cobblestone streets lined with shops and colonial homes of whaling captains. Fly back in time for dinner in Providence. A quintessential New England experience! Nantucket, off Cape Cod, MA. ($195)

New England on the River: Revitalized Mill Towns (Tour E)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 8:00am-12:00pm


New England has a rich history of mill towns. Visit the first of these communities designed as a self-contained world for workers, Slatersville, which combined housing and company stores. Continue with a visit to Pawtucketís historic downtown, currently being revitalized by bringing the creative arts and entrepreneurs into mills that are being transformed into housing and small businesses. North Smithfield & Pawtucket, RI. ($40)

The Big Dig (Tour H)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 8:00am-12:00pm


Join project experts for an overview of the largest and most expensive construction project in American history. This relocation of an elevated highway has reconnected the city and created opportunities for urban renewal and new green space. Boston, MA. ($45)

Downcity Rebirth (Tour B-AM)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-11:00am


A guided walking tour of the only central business district on the national historic register. An inside view to the transformation from dormant department stores and other commercial buildings to a developing urban neighborhood in the arts and entertainment district. Providence, RI. ($15)

The Outsider Developer: Models for Creative Development (Tour C)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-12:00pm


SOLD OUT! -- Providence's culture of civic engagement means that a wide variety of people - artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders - are actively engaged in shaping our neighborhoods by preserving and converting the city's industrial landscape. Tour some of the city's best small-scale developments and meet a new generation of visionary developers who are driven by a passion for community and a unique vision for what's possible. Providence, RI. ($30)

Mashpee Commons (Tour F)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-5:00pm


Mashpee Commons is the only new town center constructed in New England based on New Urbanist principles. This former strip mall is evolving into a vibrant mixed- use community. A guided tour of Mashpee is followed by lunch and visits to several precedents to experience the great Cape Cod vernacular. Mashpee, MA. ($60)

Report: Providence Lights Up

Explore the Island City of Newport (Tour G)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 10:00am-5:00pm


Newport is renowned for its colonial industry, gilded-age splendor and fine historic houses and urbanism dating back to the 1600s. Travel by ferry along Narragansett Bay to this elegant sea port. Enjoy a guided walking tour before lunch. Return to Providence by bus, with stops at a Hope VI project and beautiful Bristol, RI along the way. Newport & Bristol, RI. (Lunch Included, $60)

Farming on the Urban Fringe (Tour D)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 1:00pm-4:00pm


If we are to develop sustainable, secure, and beautiful communities we must implement and integrate food production throughout the city and its countryside. Visit new farmers markets, community gardens, an urban organic farm and a thriving farm redeveloped from fallow pasture just 4 years ago. Providence, RI. ($30)

Report: Tour Goers Eat Up the Food Transect

Boston's Historic Neighborhoods (Tour J)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 1:00pm-5:00pm


SOLD OUT! -- South End, North End, Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill and Back Bay: visits to each of these unique neighborhoods provide insight into how diversity and revitalization, the divisions, the traditional urban marketplace, and colonial history all meet to form this unique city. Boston, MA. ($45)

Boston's Main Streets (Tour K)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 1:00pm-5:00pm


Discover the city through its main streets and hidden gems. Learn about an initiative of Bostonís Mayor which has created 19 districts to encourage growth and revitalization of historic commercial districts. Tour these districts with the program managers, residents and merchants who have made these programs successful. Boston, MA. ($45)

Downcity Rebirth (Tour B-PM)
Tour
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 3:00pm-5:00pm


SOLD OUT! -- A guided walking tour of the only central business district on the national historic register. An inside view to the transformation from dormant department stores and other commercial buildings to a developing urban neighborhood in the arts and entertainment district. Providence, RI. ($15)

Festival of Historic Houses: Candlelight Tour and Reception (Tour L)
Tour
Friday, June 02, 2006, 7:00pm-10:30pm


Celebrating their 50th year, join the Providence Preservation Society on a candlelit tour of historic Benefit Street. This walking tour will take you inside beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes which escaped the wrecking ball of urban renewal of the 50s and 60s. Providence, RI. ($75)

Festival of Historic Houses Self-Guided Tour (Tour M)
Tour
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:00am-5:00pm


Providence Preservation Society, celebrating their 50th year, will open beautifully restored 18th and 19th century homes which escaped the wrecking ball of urban renewal of the 50s and 60s for 7 hours on Saturday. Enjoy a self-guided, 2 hour tour of Benefit Street and its historic homes. Providence, RI. ($25)

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Council

Powering Code Reform: A Rhode Island Case Study
Council
Friday, June 02, 2006, 10:00am-12:30pm


What role can states play in promoting sustainable, mixed-use development? This council will deconstruct state government's role in development with a focus on how the enabling legislation can either inhibit or encourage municipalities to develop effective comprehensive plans and zoning regulations that encourage Smart Growth and New Urbanist principles. In most states, the enabling legislation that underpins the zoning is a fundamental piece of the puzzle and needs to be understood and adapted to permit and promote positive land use patterns and development projects. Using Rhode Island, the nationís smallest yet most urbanized state as a case study, officials from all levels of government will convene a debate on how the state can do more to uphold New Urbanist principles. Ken Payne, senior policy advisor to the Rhode Island Senate, will deconstruct current law to understand who has the power to achieve code reform. Buff Chace, CEO of Cornish Associates, will speak on how current state law, zoning, and regulations can obstruct planning, development, and implementation of compact, mixed-use projects and suggest methods for revamping policy. Thom Deller, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Providence, will speak on how enabling legislation effects the cityís ability to regulate development.

Audio

Buff Chace, CEO, Cornish Associates
Ann Daigle , Special Asst to the Director, Mississippi Redevelopment Authority
Thom Deller,
Kevin Flynn, Associate Director, Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program
Marina Khoury, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Hon. Donald L. Carcieri, Governor, State of Rhode Island
Ken Payne, Senior Policy, Rhode Island Senate
Joel Russell, Principal, Joel Rusell Associates
Daniel K. Slone, Partner, McGuire Woods
Anne Tate , Professor of Architecture, Rhode Isalnd School of Design
William Wright, Partner, Real Estate and Commercial Transactions Practice Group of Balch & Bingham LLP

Pattern Books as Tools for Designing High-Density, Mixed-Use Development
Council
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-5:00pm


Pattern Books are used as tools for developers. They are best known and most frequently used for lower density residential development ranging from single-family detached houses to row houses and small apartment houses. The Pattern Book method, however, is now being used for larger scale buildings in town centers and other higher-density settings. Practical applications of the Pattern Book approach will be presented by developers who are using it for high-density and mixed-use developments in California, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey. A peer group of developers and urbanists will discuss practical application of this method.

Audio
Report: Pattern Books

Mike Brunetti ASLA, Director of Planning, Celebration Associates
Nancy Crown, Senior Vice President, Community Development Corporation, Bank of America
Bart Frye, President, East Beach Company LLC
Ian Gillis, President, Urban Community Partners
Ray Gindroz FAIA, Chairman, Urban Design Associates
Stephen James, Manager Planning & Community Design, Kennecott Land Company
Léon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner,
Barry Long, Jr., AIA, CEO and Managing Principal, Urban Design Associates
Keith McCoy, Principal, Urban Community Partners
Paul Ostergaard AIA, Managing Principal, Urban Design Associates
Yaromir Steiner, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner + Associates

The Gulf Coast Renewal
Council
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 10:00am-12:30pm


This past October, CNU members joined forces with Mississippi architects and planners for the largest charrette in history: the Mississippi Renewal Forum. The week-long planning session -- sponsored by the Mississippi Governorís Commission and held in Biloxi -- was dedicated to the redesign of eleven coastal municipalities devastated by hurricane Katrina. Eleven teams prepared individual plans for each city, as well as regional plans for transportation, coding, and retail. The efforts are still continuing today, with many of the planning teams returning to the Gulf Coast for implementation efforts and follow-up charrettes. Team leaders, public officials and other key participants from Mississippi will discuss the lessons learned and what remains to be done in roundtable.

Slideshow Part 1 (PDF, 8.4MB)
Slideshow Part 2 (PDF, 16.8MB)
Slideshow Part 3 (PDF, 8.4MB)
Audio

Robert Alminana, HDR / LCA Sargent Town Planning
Jaime Correa, Principal, Jamie Correa and Associates
Ann Daigle, Special Asst to the Director, Mississippi Redevelopment Authority
Bill Dennis, B. Dennis Town & Building Design
Victor Dover, Principal, Dover Kohl & Partners
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
John Ellis, Principal, WRT Solomon E.T.C.
Laura Hall, Fisher & Hall Urban Design
Elizabeth Moule,
Neal Payton, Torti Gallas and Partners
Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides
Steve Schukraft, The HOK Planning Group
Gavin Smith, Director , Office of Recovery and Renewal Office of the Governor
Sandy Sorlien, principal, Urban Photographs and New Urban Codes
Dhiru Thadani, Principal, Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects

Affordability Follows Form
Council
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-5:00pm


Public housing, rent subsidies, inclusionary zoning, and mortgage market subsidies were 20th century efforts aimed at providing decent housing to low and moderate income households. Additionally the tax deduction for mortgage interest benefited home buyers with higher incomes. These interventions in the market have enjoyed mixed results. While the mortgage deduction has attracted capital to the high end of the market, the programs aimed at low and moderate income households have reached less than 25% of households below the federal poverty line. Three-fourths of those below the line seek their housing in the unsubsidized market, as do an even higher percentage of those non-poverty households. Separate-use zoning, reinforced by secondary mortgage market criteria that favor single-use construction, makes it difficult for developers to produce mixed-use neighborhoods with diversity in house types, prices, and rents. Can these barriers be removed, and if they were removed, could the building industry better supply housing across the income spectrum? Can neighborhood revitalization strategies and education reform play a role in encouraging better use of existing affordable housing in neighborhoods and school districts that many avoid? Or should the focus be primarily on preservation and major expansion of government housing programs? This council will grapple with these issues and review a Charter Amendment on Housing before consideration by the assembled Congress Sunday morning.

Report: Affordability Follows Form
Slideshow by Mark Nickita (PDF)
Audio

Perry Bigelow, Bigelow Homes
Marianne Cusato, Principal, Marianne Cusato Associates
Bill Gietema, Arcadia Realty Corp.
Richard Godfrey, Executive Director, Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Léon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner,
Steve Maun, Principal, Leyland Alliance LLC
Mark Nickita, Principal, Archive Design Studio
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
Nathan Norris, Principal, PlaceMakers L.L.C.

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Urban Laboratory

The Cranston Street Neighborhoods
Urban Laboratory
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 8:30am-12:00pm


A neighborhood "Main Street," Cranston St. has a vibrant mixture of uses, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings with recreational spaces. It is sandwiched between two regional retail centersóProvidence Place and the Brewery Parkade in Cranston. The Cranston Street neighborhood is one of the densest in Providence. A massive, unused state Armory sits near the middle of the street. There is pressure to encourage economic growth while retaining cultural uniqueness and affordability. The district lacks green space and is stereotyped as "unsafe" by unfamiliar city residents. Retail is not cohesive or organized. The streetscape is lively but disorganized. New Urbanist ideas around evolving Cranston Street as a neighborhood center, increasing residential density along the street, infilling the "missing teeth" of abandoned lots or buildings, improving traffic flow and mass transit, updating the physical faÁade of storefronts, developing intercultural design standards, and branding and marketing the neighborhood retail, culinary and cultural attractions to the city at large.

Coding Historic Providence: Calibrating the SmartCode to Local Conditions
Urban Laboratory
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 12:00pm-5:00pm


This is an advanced hands-on calibration training session for New Urbanist designers, planners, architects, and attorneys who are familiar with the SmartCode. Calibration is a skill that could lead to a career as the SmartCode gains in popularity. Facilitators who have calibrated SmartCodes in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Mexico, California, and elsewhere will share techniques for customizing the model template to local character and needs. During the five-hour session the group will analyze the historic building fabric of Providence based on previously photographed frontages and building types. We'll then create a draft Sector Plan of the region, and code an imaginary Community Scale infill project based on the wonderful urban DNA of Providence's historic neighborhoods.

We will be joined by Robert Azar, Jason Martin, and Chris Ise from the Providence Department of Planning and Development.

The session is free and open to all observers regardless of experience. However, hands-on participants, who will be seated at tables to work directly with facilitators, must have read the SmartCode & Manual, available for free download at www.placemakers.com, or have taken a SmartCode Workshop.

Robert Alminana, Director of Town Planning, HDR Town Planning, San Francisco
Hazel Borys, Marketing Director, PlaceMakers
Jeff Bounds, Planning Consultant, City of Gulfport
Paul Crawford, Principal, Crawford Multari & Clark Associates
Ann Daigle , Special Asst to the Director, Mississippi Redevelopment Authority
Bill Dennis, B. Dennis Town & Building Design
Chad Emerson, Associate Professor, Faulkner University Jones School of Law
Laura Hall, Principal, Fisher & Hall Urban Design
Richard A. Hall, P.E., President, Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc.
Rachel Merson, Designer, DPZ
Ernesto Philibert, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Queretaro
Gustavo Sanchez, Project Manager, DPZ Miam
Sandy Sorlien, principal, Urban Photographs and New Urban Codes
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED , Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Bill Wright, Partner, Real Estate and Commercial Transactions Practice Group of Balch & Bingham LLP
Brian Wright, Principal, Town Planning and Urban Design

The North Main Street Corridor
Urban Laboratory
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 1:00pm-4:00pm


North Main, an important thoroughfare that connects Providence to the neighboring city of Pawtucket, is targeted for growth and increased density. The land abutting the street is dedicated to low-intensity uses. The street hosts heavy vehicular traffic with the busiest bus route in the city. It is lined with a variety of auto-centric retail outfits (mostly fast food and auto related) in a typical suburban commercial plan. This street has little residential uses and is marked by a predominantly one-level typology. It is abutted by a vibrant residential neighborhood. There is a large cemetery/park on the western side of North Main, opposite the neighborhood. North Main is one of the few streets in the city wide enough to accommodate a light rail line. New Urbanist thinking and expertise is sought to understand complex issues regarding light rail and other transit issues, streetscape improvements, increasing density, retail programming and the integration of pedestrians, traffic, and the street.

Westminster Crossing and Reviving Cathedral Square
Urban Laboratory
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:00pm-5:00pm


This centrally located public square hinders connectivity between downtown and the West Side & South Side neighborhoods. Westminster Street, once the cityís main shopping thoroughfare, terminates at the steps of this obscured, fortress-like area. For vehicles trying to navigate between downtown and the West Side, Cathedral Square serves as an unnecessary visual and physical terminus. The square, closed to vehicular use, prevents traffic flow across Interstate 95. The traffic pattern is confusing and illogical. Auto traffic is diverted away from a historically vibrant city square and pedestrian and bike traffic is discouraged by design flaws, programmatic issues and dead ends. A large, unused auditorium blocks visual and physical connectivity. This lab aims to engage New Urbanists in three central ways: bridging highways and connecting neighborhoods, reviving an abandoned street grid and understanding how to adaptively reuse a failing pedestrian plaza.

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Seminar

Financing Mixed-Use Development
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


Developers attempting to develop mixed-use properties are often held back by formulaic financing techniques created decades ago to facilitate single-use development. Developers will share their war stories and suggest ways to help the banking and financing community develop ways to underwrite complex mixed-use projects.

Slideshow by Joel Cohn (PDF)

Robert Burch, Managing Director , Banc of America Securities
Robert L Chapman, III, Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners, LLC
Joel Cohn, Principal, Reznick Group
David Mayfield, President, Mayfield Development
Lee Sobel, Specialist, U.S. EPA
Kelli Stevens, Principal, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mayfield Development

New Urbanist Rebuilding in Louisiana
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


Following the success of the Mississippi Renewal Forum, the Louisiana Recovery Authority commissioned a new urbanist "dream team" to create a rebuilding plan for Louisiana. Planning began in December 2005 and will continue through 2007, with Calthorpe Associates orchestrating a regional plan for the state, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. (DPZ) coordinating town-planning charrettes, and Urban Design Associates (UDA) producing a Gulf Coast pattern book and toolkit. At this session, the principals of DPZ and UDA as well as the executive director of the Center for Planning Excellence will discuss the recovery process and the role of New Urbanism in rebuilding a region with rich design traditions, a delicate environmental balance, and a dispersed population with diverse needs.

Audio
Report: Lessons Learned
Video of Boo Thomas (MOV, 11MB)
Video (MOV, 40.45MB)

Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Ray Gindroz, Principal, Urban Design Associates
Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas, Executive Director, Center for Planning Excellence

Sustainability and the New Infrastructure: Where Did the Pipes Go?
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


Infrastructure, the most ancient and unchanging of all the building arts, is finally being rethought. Come hear sustainability pioneers discuss innovative projects, such as New York City's first-ever standards for High Performance Infrastructure and Dockside Green, the most comprehensive sustainable project in North America. Green principles such as stormwater best-practices and on-site waste treatment are for the first time being integrated into urban projects at the street, block, and neighborhood scale. New standards are pushing municipalities to view their infrastructure as investments to be managed for maximum return.

Slideshow by Hilary Brown (PDF)
Slideshow by Joe VanBelleghem (PDF, 11.1MB)

Hillary Brown, New Civic Works
Doug Farr, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Bill Kreager, Principal, Mithun Partners
Joe Van Belleghem, Partner, Windmill Development Group, Ltd.

The Not-for-Profit as Developer: Tips and Tricks
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


Not-for-profits, including community development corporations, universities, hospitals, religious organizations, and arts groups, have a huge role to play in development. As large land owners, particularly in urban areas, not-for-profits often share the principles that are intrinsic to New Urbanism, thus making them natural allies. This session will assemble key players in the not-for-profit world to share strategies, best practices, and tools for implementing New Urbanism.

Slideshow by Rebecca Barnes (PDF)
Slideshow by Joe Garlick (PDF)

Rebecca Barnes, Brown University
Thom Deller, Director of Planning, City of Providence
Carla deStefano , Executive Director, SWAP, Inc. (Stop Wasting Abandoned Property)
Joe Garlick, Executive Director, Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Unfoldings: The Building Blocks of Living Neighborhoods
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


Christopher Alexander's ideas and techniques have had a profound influence on architecture, building techniques, city planning and new urbanism. His purpose is to build beautiful, well-adapted living environments. Formulating "Generative Codes" that guide the creation of living neighborhoods is his latest elaboration and builds on The Nature of Order, Alexanderís recently published four-volume collection on the art of building and the nature of the universe. In this session, he will talk about "unfoldings," the key elements of every generative code that establish the basis for life-giving adaptation to proceed over time. Similarities and differences to the "pattern language" will also be discussed. For more information, visit www.livingneighborhoods. org.

Audio
Michael Mehaffy's Introduction (PDF)

Christopher Alexander, President, Centre for Environmental Structure - Europe
Michael Mehaffy, Research Associate and Co-Founder, Centre for Environmental Structure - Europe

Advancing Urbanism Through School Reform
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


New urbanists have identified neighborhood diversity as an essential component of healthy communities and that it is much more likely to endure in urban settings with mixed uses, higher densities, transit, and an abundant variety of housing types. Yet diversity is undermined when affluent and middle-income families with children choose a school district in which to live rather than a particular school. Moving beyond the established design principles that call for integrating schools within neighborhoods, new urbanists are tackling the regional impacts of the current real estate-based choice system that segregates populations by family income. This session will investigate alternative school systems and what it means for urbanism.

Audio
Multimedia Slideshow by Randy Lyon

Randy Lyon, President, Xentury City Development Company, LC
Tom Nechyba, Professor of Economics, Duke University
John Norquist,

Can New Urbanism Capture the Market for Modernism?
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


Despite the Charter's statement that the seamless linkage of buildings to their surroundings transcends issues of architectural style, there have been many debates about the role of modernism within new urbanism. These debates have a renewed urgency in the face of a rapidly growing market for "hip" urban housing and 24-hour lifestyles on the one hand and form-based codes that are increasingly stylistically prescriptive on the other. Panelists will discuss these trends and strategies for good, urban, modern buildings, how to mix them with traditional buildings, and how to code for stylistic diversity and evolution.

Audio
Video (MOV, 19MB)

Walter Chatham, Walter Chatham and Associates
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program, Georgia Tech
Jeff Speck, Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts
John "Kiki" Wallace, Developer, Prospect New Town

From Charrette to Implementation
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


This panel discussion will focus on taking projects from charrette to entitlement and beyond. Topics to be discussed include charrette styles, urban design and coding methods, the importance of urban designers and architects to negotiate design, how the market impacts implementation, and private sector and community side goals.

Audio

Laura Hall, Principal, Fisher & Hall Urban Design
Bill Lennertz, Principal, National Charrette Institute
John Torti, President, Torti Gallas and Partners Inc.
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Implementing Public-Private Partnerships
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


How can government officials, developers, and designers create the necessary public-private partnerships that build better communities? This seminar will convene developers, architects, and economic development officials to discuss the key aspects of public-private partnerships and how to build the relationships and policies that foster them.

Audio

Eric Busch, Deputy Development Director, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse
David Greusel, Principal, HOK Sport Venue Event
Saul Kaplan, Acting Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Evan Matthews, Director of Planning & Development, Quonset Development Corporation
David Mayfield, President, National Town Builders Association

ITE Urban Thoroughfares Project: Practitioners' Perspective
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


The vast majority of street design engineers rely on state and national design guides that often prevent the creation of walkable streets. This seminar addresses the issue with a review of the first-ever engineer-endorsed design guidelines. The joint CNU/ITE document, "Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities," represents two years of partnership between CNU and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Released as a draft "recommended practice" from ITE, the manual is an example of just one of the initiatives realized by the CNU Project for Transportation Reform. Hear from developers and engineers how the new manual will transform their practice.

Audio
Report: Getting Roads Right
Slideshow by John Anderson (PDF)
Slideshow by Norman Garrick (PDF, 10.1MB)
Slideshow by Lucy Gibson (PDF)
Handout (PDF)

R. John Anderson, General Manager, New Urban Builders
Norman Garrick, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Connecticut Transportation Institute, University of Connecticut
Lucy Gibson, Vice President, Smart Mobility
Marcy McInelly, President, Urbsworks Inc.

Building the New Urbanism: The Role of the Town Architect
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


What are "Town Architects" and what do they do? How are they motivated? How are they compensated? This panel will introduce efforts to build endearing places of enduring value. Attendees will learn about the role of Town Architects, how they work with the rest of the design and development team, how the role has evolved from Seaside to the present, and their place in the value creation equation. A panel of the most successful Town Architects will explore common problems, best practices and new thinking on the craft of building places of sustained value.

Audio

Joseph Barnes, Director, Architecture and Design, Celebration Associates
Steve Mouzon, Principal, PlaceMakers, LLC
Nathan Norris, Director of Implementation Advisor, PlaceMakers, LLC
Donald Powers, Principal, Donald Powers Architects, Inc
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Roger Wood, Town Architect & Guild Manager, East Beach Company, LLC

Quality vs. Quantity: Production Housing
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


In a housing market dominated by high volume production builders, the success of the New Urbanism is determined in no small part by the ability to build quality architecture in quantity. Design and development teams, therefore, are continuously challenged to integrate nuanced architecture within the various constraints and market realities of "production" housing. In this seminar, a panel of respected architects and developers/builders will share their work and experiences building the New Urbanism -- looking both at traditional methods for managing/integrating design quality as well as at some new techniques that have proven successful in some recent projects across the country.

Audio

Perry Bigelow, Bigelow Homes
Tim Busse, Town Architect, New Town at St. Charles
William Gietema, Arcadia Realty Group
Geoffrey Mouen, Principal, Geoffrey Mouen Architects

Sprawl Brawl
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


Robert Bruegmann's newly published book, Sprawl: A Compact History, is nothing short of an avid defense of every new urbanistís worst nightmare -- unplanned, socially dysfunctional, automobile-dependent development at the urban fringe. Fortunately, Anthony Flint, a longtime journalist for The Boston Globe, offers the latest anti-sprawl arguments in his new book, This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America. This session challenges new urbanists to think about how sprawl should be defined, why they are against it, and whether or not alternatives are being championed in a way that is logical and effective. In the spirit of objective discourse and the new urbanist propensity for open dialogue, we invite you to join us as we debate sprawl and consider how these new books can sharpen our focus.

Audio
Report: Sprawl Brawl

Robert Bruegmann, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anthony Flint, Smart Growth Education Director, Massachusetts Office for Commonwealth Development
Emily Talen, University of Illinois

The Providence Story
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


Providence, CNU XIVís host city, has gained national acclaim as a model for downtown revitalization and smart infill development. Once a depressed, post-industrial city, Providence has uncovered rivers, moved railroad tracks and is dismantling an obstructive highway to create an improved civic realm and free up valuable land for new development. The leaders of the Providence renaissance will share their insights on how an entire city was revitalized and what opportunities for improvement remain.

Audio

Thom Deller, Director of Planning, City of Providence
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Robert Kuehn, Jr., Principal, Keen Development Corporation
Friedrich St. Florian, Principal, Friedrich St. Florian Architect
Bill Warner,

Civilized Civil Engineering
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


How should infrastructure be designed and constructed to accommodate present and future needs of the community without detracting from placemaking goals? Can infrastructure be civic art? Panelists will explore the history of infrastructure and implementation and discuss solutions using case studies and lessons learned. The focus will be on engineering design details, construction implementation issues and cost impact, and permitting challenges.

Audio

Jon Ford, P.E., Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
Dave Scheuer, President, Retrovest Companies
Tony Sease, PE, NCARB, PRESIDENT, CIVITECH, INC.
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Guilds: Building and Design
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


This session will explain how guilds can help developers live up to the expectations created by the beautiful watercolor renderings generated at planning charrettes. Learn how the New Urban Guild is bringing together talented architects and designers to help developers create architecture worthy of their projects pursuant to Guild Architectural Charrettes. Find out how a developer can set up and manage a Builders Guild of general contractors for their projects. Hear some "lessons from the trenches" gleaned from experience with both successful and unsuccessful guilds from around the country.

Audio
Slideshow by Geoff Graham (PDF)

Geoff Graham, President, GuildQuality, Inc.
Steve Mouzon, Principal, New Urban Guild
Nathan Norris, Director of Implementation Advisor, Placemakers, LLC

Incorporating New Urbanism into Comprehensive Plans
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


This session will explore how the principles in the Charter of the New Urbanism can be applied to comprehensive plans. Presenters will provide an overview of state requirements for comprehensive plans, discuss opportunities to add a third dimension to these planning efforts, and present examples of communities that have taken a form-based approach to comprehensive plans. The discussion will focus on how to craft comprehensive plans so that they are usable and easy to implement in day-to-day planning decisions.

Jonathan Barnett, FAIA, FAICP, Urban Designer, Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC
Rick Cole, City Manager, City of San Buenaventura
Paul Crawford, Principal, Crawford, Multari & Clark
Jim Murley, Director, Catanese Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions
Matt Raimi, AICP, Principal, Raimi & Associates

New Life for Dead Malls: Converting Greyfields to Mixed-Use Town Centers
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


While greyfield malls can act as a blight on a community, they also have great potential to be repositioned as valuable mixed-use developments. This session will build on CNU's greyfields study, examining the opportunities and challenges of redeveloping these unique sites. Learn how other projects have dealt with design, financing, entitlements, and public process to bring urban character and community to dying retail properties, increasing property values and bringing new life and business to the site.

Audio

Charles Bohl, Director Knight Program in Community Building, School of Arch. Univ. of Miami
Daniel Parolek, Principal, Opticos Design Inc.
Lee Sobel, Specialist, U.S. EPA
Douglas Storrs, Vice President, Cornish Associates

The Dilemma of Male Space
Seminar
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


"Men are pigs and thatís the way I like them." - C.Z. Guest

Family rooms instead of dens. Clean garages. Women in cigar bars and boxing clubs. American females have commandeered, or at least infiltrated, nearly every part of the private and public realm. After the terrible centuries when interior space was overwhelmingly male, a balance was gradually achieved, culminating with the house plans of the first half of the 20th century. Now has the balance tipped too far? If the New Urbanism provides a place for everyone, should it also program specifically for male activity, however abhorrent? Are sheds and rear alleys enough? Join us for discussion and photographs of Male Space in the 21st century.

Audio
Report: The Dilemma
Video (MOV, 7.77MB)

Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Sandy Sorlien, principal, Urban Photographs and New Urban Codes

Doing Well by Doing Good: Maximizing Return Through the Principles of New Urbanism
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


What makes the practice of a new urbanist developer different? Do these differences bring more value to projects? This session will look at the developerís best practices, and discuss the merits of working within the New Urbanism. By bringing these values, techniques, and practices into the spotlight we hope that we can better understand how these best practices can help to improve the implementation of great places.

Audio
Report: Where's the Money in New Urbanism
Multimedia Slideshow by Bill Tucker

Denise Gammon, Senior V.P. of Development, Forest City Stapleton
David Pace, Managing Director, Baldwin Park Development Company
Bill Tucker, President, Tucker & Associates

Making New Urbanism Business as Usual
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


How has New Urbanism progressed from a business perspective? Is it on the verge of becoming standard practice? If not, what can we do to get it there? This session will offer a brief overview of progress made to date, followed by personal testimonies from a production builder and a smaller, boutique builder. These two professionals will describe their efforts and what needs to happen in order for Smart Growth/New Urbanism to become business as usual.

R. John Anderson, General Manager, New Urban Builders
Judith A. Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
Eric R. Kough, A.I.A., Vice President of Architecture , KB Home

The Post-Carbon Society: An Overview
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 10:00am-11:00am


James Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, and Julian Darley, director of the Post Carbon Institute and author of High Noon for Natural Gas, will discuss the current state of the global energy crisis and its implications for daily life in North America. They will present a set of responses aimed at separating wishful thinking from meaningful action.

Audio
Slideshow by Julian Darley (PDF)

Julian Darley, Director, Post Carbon Institute
James Kunstler, Author, The Long Emergency and Geography of Nowhere

Accessibility and Visitability in New Urbanist Dwellings
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


With an aging population and society's increased desire to "age in place," there is growing demand for accessible housing. New urbanists value diversity and community. Providing access in new development for a wider range of people will increase the market of potential buyers and increase diversity within these communities. Accessibility is fairly easy to achieve even within the parameters of traditional design. This session will examine how to provide accessible/visitable dwellings within an urban environment. The participant discussion will include increased awareness of home access within CNU.

Audio
Slideshow (PDF, 19.1MB)

Ronald Kloster, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Hampton University
Rocky Marcoux, Commissioner, Department of City Development
Eleanor Smith, Concrete Change
Dr. Edward Steinfeld, Arch.D., AIA, Director of the Idea Center, State University of NY at Buffalo

Green Development: Why on Earth?
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


From a developer's point of view, why should anyone do green development? Many developers know that incorporating green is "the right thing to do." But given the often higher up-front costs of green planning and design, is it worth the risk? From a market perspective, is green what the public is looking for? With knowledge expanding and new technology continually coming on-line, how are decisions made about which layers of green infrastructure make sense? Doesn't the extra complexity require more effort, coordination, time, and organization to make it work? During this talkshow, public and private developers will share their stories from the green trenches. What are some of the mistakes, pitfalls, and rewards of this type of development?

Audio
Report: Lessons Learned from Largest Charrette in History
Slideshow by Laurel Prevetti (PDF, 5.5MB)
Slideshow by Joe VanBalleghem (PDF, 26.1MB)

Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Urban & Landscape Design,
Daniel Hernandez, Principal, Topology, LLC
Laurel Prevetti, Deputy Director of Planning, Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, City of San Jose
Joe VanBelleghem, Partner, Windmill Development Group, Ltd.

Infill Development
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


New Urbanism plays an important role in shaping infill development. Whether it is a single lot in an existing neighborhood or an entire block, these projects are crucial to the creation of great urban environments. As center cities are rediscovered and suburban discontent grows, the development of infill sites is a critical tool in building density, revitalizing neighborhoods, and counteracting sprawl. This session will convene some of the nationís foremost experts on infill development, including developers who have tackled these complex projects and can speak to their financial and regulatory feasibility.

Slideshow by Mark Nickita (5.2 MB)
Slideshow by Steve Durkee (16.1 MB)

Victor Dover, Principal, Dover Kohl & Partners
Steve Durkee, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels, Architects
Mark Nickita, President, Archive Design Studio
Peter Park, Manager, Community Planning and Development City of Denver

Lessons from Poundbury
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


Just as Seaside has been an icon for New Urbanism, HRH, the Prince of Wales's own development at Poundbury, has served as a standard-bearer in the United Kingdom. Designed by Léon Krier, Poundbury pioneered the reintroduction of mixed-use, mixed-income, walkable communities in the United Kingdom, and did so in an unapologetic blend of architecture grounded in the traditions of Dorset in Southwest England. Houses at Poundbury now command a premium, over 1000 people live there and 600 work there, and affordable housing is invisibly "pepper-potted" throughout the community. As the so-called Poundbury effect spreads across Great Britain, the developers at Poundbury share with us some lessons from across the pond.

Slideshow by Hank Dittmar (PDF, 7.6MB)
Slideshow by Dennis Hardy (PDF)

Simon Conibear, Deputy Estates Surveyor, Duchy of Cornwall
Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
Dennis Hardy, Author, Author of Poundbury: The Town that Charles Built, and Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning, Middlesex University
Léon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner,

Selling the New Urbanism: Marketing and Branding
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


The planners have planned it. The designers have designed it. The developer is building it, and now it's time to sell your product. This in-depth session will discuss the vital importance of brand development for your project. Leaders in the field of marketing the New Urbanism will discuss best ways to market and sell your product creating excitement and demand.

Audio
Slideshow by Monica Quigley (PDF, 9.2MB)

Jackie Benson, Managing Director, Milesbrand
Monica Quigley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Leyland Alliance
Francis Scire, Director of Marketing and Retail Leasing, Cornish Associates

Getting Developers on Board Transit-Oriented Development
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


The market for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) products has now been well established, a few hundred TOD projects have been built in recent years, and more and more developers understand that TOD can outperform traditional real estate products. Local governments advocate TOD, yet getting development approval for TOD projects remains highly problematic in most communities. Learn from developers what they need to develop TOD on your site and in your community.

Audio

GB Arrington, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Sam Bradner, Development Director, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc.
Jud Pankey, President, Prescott Realty Group
Art Solomon, Founder, President and CEO, DSF Group

New Urbanism: Global Practice
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


The principles of the New Urbanism are being practiced and calibrated on a global scale. This panel will explore the fascinating development of new urbanist projects abroad. The panel includes designers, developers, and builders from around the world who will discuss their first-hand experiences on the implemention of foreign projects. In the new millennium, there is much to be learned from professional practices outside of the United States. This group of committed practitioners will share their stories.

Slideshow by Dhiru Thadani (PDF, 25.3MB)
Slideshow (PDF,3.9MB)

Jaime Correa, Principal, Jamie Correa and Associates
Ray Gindroz, Principal, Urban Design Associates
Paul Murrain, Urban Design Consultant,
Andrés Restrepo, Owner, Pueblo Cauca-Viejo, Medellin, Colombia
Juan Pablo Rosales, Principal, Rosales-Tinoco in Guatemala
Dhiru Thadani, Principal, Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects

The State of Smart Growth: A 15-Year Retrospective
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


What has worked, what has failed, what opportunities exist for the future? Panelists will give their perspectives on the successes and failures of smart growth tactics, strategies, and tools and explain how the current political climate will shape the smart growth movement in the future.

Slideshow by Geoffrey Anderson (PDF)

Geoffrey Anderson, Director, Development, Community and Environment , U.S. EPA
Dana Beach, Executive Director and Founder, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Scott Wolf, Executive Director, Grow Smart Rhode Island

Trends in Retail Development
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


Join developer Yaromir Steiner and other successful leaders with a proven track record in mixed-use town centers for a presentation and discussion on the current trends of retail and its effect on real estate development. This session will focus on Town Centers with mixed-use retail environments and how the selection and management of retail can make or break your project. Other topics to be discussed include: the technical issues of properly integrating retail, the different design approaches to stacking residential above retail and a focus on retail parking challenges and how garage designs are becoming more essential as we try to limit horizontal sprawl.

Slideshow by Yaromir Steiner (PDF, 5.3MB)
Slideshow by Richard O'Conell (PDF, 5.1MB)
Slideshow by Terry Shook (PDF, 5.2MB)

Terry Shook, Principal, Shook Kelley
Yaromir Steiner , Chief Executive Officer, Steiner + Associates
Richard T. O'Connell, Jr. (Dick), Senior V.P. Legal and Real Estate, The Talbots Inc.

Form-Based Codes: Significant Work in Progress
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


Form-based codes are rapidly being prepared and adopted across the U.S. in ever-increasing numbers. This panel will review form-based coding efforts underway in several states, explore differences in practice, and focus on specific work in Miami and Omaha.

Audio

Jonathan Barnett, FAIA, FAICP, Urban Designer, Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC
Paul Crawford, Principal, Crawford Multari & Clark Assoc.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Jobs We Shouldn't Have Taken
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


At the beginning of a project, developer and designer may view it with rose-colored glasses. They see great potential but ignore the danger signs lurking beneath the surface, such as optimistic cost projections, a developer's undercapitalization, or a lack of municipal will. This session is a chance for new urbanists with large practices to share war stories and reflect on pitfalls they wish they would have anticipated. Learn how projects started with great intentions wind up failing to embody some of the principles of the Charter. Where did they go wrong and could they have been saved? Learn how to avoid your own mistakes at this powerful tell-all session.

Video of John Torti (MOV, 9.39MB)
Report: Principled Practice

Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides
John Torti, President, Torti Gallas and Partners Inc.

Learning to Love Density
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


Density is the key to creating vibrant, walkable communities. However, building with density has become a challenge to both the developer and designer. To successfully permit and construct a project with higher density is a challenge to all. This panel will discuss the best approaches to implementing compact projects and bringing well- designed projects to communities that may not otherwise be comfortable with the term or the idea of density.

Slideshow (PDF,2.4MB)

Julie Campoli, Terra Firma Urban Design
David Dixon, Principal in Charge of Planning and Urban Design, Goody Clancy & Associates
John Ellis, Principal and Director of Urban Design, WRT Solomon E.T.C.
George Proakis, Chief Planner, City of Lowell, Massachusetts

Running the Numbers
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


This seminar will match practitioners with expert developers for a tutorial on running a development pro-forma. A must for anyone who wants to turn their design vision into a reality.

Audio
Multimedia Slideshow by Bill Tucker
Slideshow by Paul Stell (PDF)

Paul Stell, Stellar Development Company
Bill Tucker, Tucker Group

We Got It! Implementing LEED-ND
Seminar
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


LEED for Neighborhood Developments is part of the natural evolution of the green building movement, expanding sustainability standards to the scale of the neighborhood. While current green building standards often focus on buildings in isolation, LEED-ND emphasizes the elements that determine a developmentís relationship with its neighborhood, region, and landscape. The draft standards will hit the ground this year with a pilot program to test the rating system against on-the-ground projects. Authors of the draft and experienced green developers will explore the challenges developers may face in implementing LEED-ND and how local governments can help advance green neighborhood design.

Report: Lessons Learned
Slideshow by Lynne Barker (PDF)

Lynne Barker, Sustainable Development Planner, Green Building Program, Seattle Department of Planning & Development
Cheryl Gladu, Partner, EcoCite Developments
Susan Mudd, Enviromental Attorney,
Tom Richman, Urban Designer,

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Meeting

The Next Generation of New Urbanists 3
Meeting
Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 9:30am-5:30pm


The third annual Next Generation Congress is a one-day meeting that will focus on emerging developers. As CNU XIV focuses on implementation, the Next Generation of New Urbanists will explore the intricacies of policy, physical and financial impacts, and concerns associated with development. Free and open to all. Visit www.cnunextgen.org for details.

Anna Lowder & Harvi Sahorta will discuss their efforts on urban revitalization & the new town of Hampstead; Jed and Katie Selby will share the story of South Main in Buena Vista, Colorado; Sara Struever will talk about the founding of Puente and "The Plant" mill redevelopment in Providence, Rhode Island.

Report: NextGen
Audio of Anna Lowder & Harvi Sahota (MP3, 11.2MB)
Audio of Jed Selby (MP3, 13.8MB)
Audio of Sara Streuver (MP3, 11.1MB)

Anna Lowder, Co-Owner, City Loft Corporation
Harvi Sahota, Co-Owner, City Loft Corporation
Jed Selby, Co-Owner, The Town Company
Katie Selby, Neighborhood Co-Founder, South Main Development Inc.
Sara Struever, Co-Founder and Board Member, PUENTE

LEED-ND Working Session
Meeting
Thursday, June 01, 2006, 9:00am-12:00pm


CNU is partnering with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Green Building Council to certify neighborhood development projects within the LEEDģ rating system. LEED-ND is now approaching the pilot phase, where it will be tested with a number of real projects that submit for certification. Share your opinions on what you think a LEED-ND certified project should look like, get a behind the scenes look at the basics of the program, and hear how to submit a pilot project from leading new urbanists who helped create the rating system. After an initial presentation to all attendees, this session will include interactive break-out groups.

Report: LEED Certification
Slideshow by Jennifer Henry (PDF)

Jennifer Henry, LEED-ND Program Manager, U.S. Green Building Council
Daniel Hernandez, Project Manager, Topology, LLC
Jessica Millman, Maryland Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Susan Mudd, Enviromental Attorney,
Matt Raimi, AICP, Principal, Raimi & Associates
Tom Richman, Urban Designer,

The State of Mass Transit in Rhode Island
Meeting
Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


As the development scene in Rhode Island continues to heat up, many levels of state and local government are looking to see how the transit system can be tailored to provide the most effective connections between and within our communities. Join this panel for a discussion of emerging ideas, as well as efforts already underway, involving ways that transit can contribute to the quality of life in our developing region.

Slideshow by Richard Davis (PDF)

Richard Davis, Executive Director , Pawtucket Foundation
Stephen Devine, Chief of Program Development, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
David Everett, Principal Planner, City of Providence
David Farmer, Edwards & Kelcey
Mark Therrien, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

How the Charter Awards Were Won
Meeting
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


The Charter Awards have showcased the breadth and depth of new urbanist achievement for six years. At this meeting, past Charter Award jury chairs will discuss lessons learned over the years, including the advancing state-of-the-art in New Urbanism, the growing range of what we call New Urbanism, and practical concerns like how to craft a winning entry binder.

Report: How the Charter Awards Were Won

Jonathan Barnett, FAIA, FAICP, Urban Designer, Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC
Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Urban & Landscape Design,
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program, Georgia Tech
Daniel Solomon, Principal, WRT Solomon E.T.C.
Dhiru Thadani, Principal, Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects
John Torti, Torti Gallas and Partners Inc.

The Next Generation
Meeting
Friday, June 02, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


The Next Generation of New Urbanists (NextGen) is working to increase the intellectual infrastructure of the Congress for the New Urbanism and advance the development of New Urbanism. The Next Generation will present the highlights of NextGen's 3rd Annual Congress (March 31, 2006) and share the tools and techniques they are using to network, communicate, and advance thinking on New Urbanism. NextGen would like to invite all Congress participants to an Open House discussion about the future of New Urbanism.

Back to Boulevards
Meeting
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


Surface streets have replaced freeways in San Francisco,New York, Portland, and Milwaukee. Now Buffalo, Louisville, and Seattle are all contemplating what to do with crumbling urban freeways that separate their downtowns from their waterfronts and channelize traffic into congestion. In partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology, CNU is launching a three-year initiative highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of replacing superhighways with at-grade streets. The project will combine research and analysis of property values, traffic performance, and policy systems with on-the-ground constituency building and cultivation. Learn from local and national leaders and discuss methods for changing urban infrastructure investments to add value to cities.

Slideshow by William Lieberman (PDF, 5.3MB)

Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Bill Lieberman, Deputy Director of Planning, SF Municipal Transportation Agency
John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism

New Urbanism and the Media
Meeting
Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


While New Urbanism isnít yet a household word, charrettes in the post-hurricane Gulf Coast have helped earn the movement unprecedented media attention over the past year. The elevated interest in the movement offers a tremendous opportunity to expand the understanding of our design and development principles. But increased attention puts us to the test as well by creating more opportunities for misunderstanding and new incentives for critics to step up attacks. A group of current and former journalists, media specialists and members will examine how strategies such as framing, FAQs, and targeted op-eds will make sure New Urbanism puts its best media message forward and help members take advantage of media opportunities in their markets.

Ben Brown, Writer and Media Specialist,
Steve Filmanowicz, Communications Director, Congress for the New Urbanism
Anthony Flint, Smart Growth Education Director, Massachusetts Office for Commonwealth Development
David Goldberg, Communications Director, Smart Growth America
Peter Hetherington, Writer, The Guardian
Irina Woelfle, Principal, IWPR Group

Meta-Physical Planning
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


At this Meta-Physical Planning session, we will look at The Long Emergency from a different perspective. A few words from the Twelve Steps of AA are relevant: "If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed.... We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us."

John Massengale,

Reviewing Canadian New Urbanism
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 11:30am-12:30pm


New Urbanism has influenced the design of many new communities in Canada, which has reinterpreted New Urbanism to address particular social, climatic, and legal conditions. Leading urbanists from Canada will discuss the current state of Canadian urbanism, including case studies of key infill and greenfield developments across the country, challenges particular to Canadian law and society, and how to apply lessons learned.

Unified slideshow of all presenters (14 MB PDF)
Slideshow by Michael Geller (PDF)

Larry Beasley,
Robert Freedman, Director, Urban Design, City of Toronto
Michael Geller,
Daniel Leeming,
Anne McIlroy, Brook McIlroy

Task Force Lunches
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 12:30pm-2:00pm


Task Forces are where some of CNUís pioneering projects began. Bring a lunch, choose your task force and get updates on the latest CNU initiatives from co-chairs. Box lunches available for purchase.

Design Task Force - Room 551 Education Task Force - Room 552 Environment Task Force - Room 554 Planners Task Force - Room 555 Transportation Task Force - Room 556

Allied Organizations
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


Find out more about the constellation of organizations outside CNU that support New Urbanism around the world. Representatives from the Council for European Urbanism, the Institute for Classical Architecture & Classical America, the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, and the Seaside Institute will discuss their mutual goals and aims.

Slideshow by Hank Dittmar (PDF)

Phyllis Bleiweis, The Seaside Institute
Victor Deupi, Institute for Classical Architecture & Classical America
Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
Audun Engh, Council for European Urbanism
Peter Hetherington, Commission Chair, Town and Country Planning Association, UK

On Certification
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


The debut of LEED-ND will create a certification and rating scheme for at least some New Urbanist projects, offering a template and trial for CNU to use when considering its own certification regime. This session will examine LEED-ND's process, its applicability as a test of New Urbanism, and the broader questions of whether and how certification of projects and individuals would benefit the new urbanist movement.

Report: On Certification

Chuck Bohl, Director Knight Program in Community Building, School of Arch. Univ. of Miami
Doug Farr, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Daniel Hernandez, Topology, LLC
Roxanne Qualls, Northern Kentucky University

Reviewing New Urbanism in Australia and New Zealand
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 2:30pm-3:30pm


Leading urbanists from Australia and New Zealand will provide an overview of new urbanist projects down under and the Australian Congress for New Urbanism, and will showcase projects and approaches which have lessons for other places.

Slideshow by Cameron Davies (PDF)
Slideshow by Wendy Morris (PDF, 5.3 MB)
Slideshow by Yvonne Rust (PDF)

Peter Annand, Annand Alcock Urban Design
Cameron Davies, Deicke Richards
Evan Jones, Multiplex Australia
Chip Kaufman , Ecologically Sustainable Design
Wendy Morris, Ecologically Sustainable Design
Yvonne Rust, Waitakere City Council, New Zealand

From Academy to Practice
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


There is a recognized disconnect in most university design curricula between the academic and practical. In no other field of design is the gap as wide as in the New Urbanism. With only a few new urbanist-friendly programs in the country, how can the New Urbanism overcome this divide? Come and participate in an exploration of the causes, effects, and solutions to this problem. A talkshow style panel discussion comprised of top new urbanist practitioners including members of the Next Generation of New Urbanists, students, and faculty members will tackle this issue. The discussion will be built on the foundation of the Windsor Forum and CNU Charleston Council that first attempted to illuminate the problem. Come participate in finding solutions to one of the most pressing issues for the future of New Urbanism.

Brian Wright, Principal, Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative, Founder of the Next Generation of New Urbanists

Space Syntax: Real Ideas for Real Developments
Meeting
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 4:00pm-5:00pm


Retail and community services are often at the core of today's mixed-use developments. Getting their placement and mix right is vital for their success. Building on Bill Hillier's presentation at last year's Congress, this talk will demonstrate how space syntax analysis of urban structure is being used to help ensure the success of real world projects in America and across the world. Guest presenter Paul Murrain will co-present his work on the sustainable New Urbanist development Harlow as an example, to be followed by Space Syntax work in Providence and on the "Big Dig" in Boston.

Paul Murrain, Urban Design Consultant,
Noah Raford, Associate, Space Syntax Limited
Tim Stonor, Managing Director , Space Syntax Limited

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Social Event

Charter Awards Ceremony Luncheon
Social Event
Friday, June 02, 2006, 12:30pm-2:30pm


Each year CNU convenes a jury of the highest caliber to review submissions and select projects that best embody and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism. This year's diverse set of honorees again set the gold standard for urban design and development and serve as powerful examples for future development.

Box lunch provided. Reservations required. (Before May 4: $25. After May 4: $30)

Waterfire Providence
Social Event
Friday, June 02, 2006, 8:15pm


Experience the award-winning installation of raised bonfires on the three rivers of downtown Providence, a testament to the power of public art to restore our urban and social landscape. Not to be missed! Free.

Social Development! Saturday Night Party
Social Event
Saturday, June 03, 2006, 8:30pm


Dance beneath the starts on a downtown pre-development site. Grants Block, corner of Westminster, Union, and Weybosset Streets, downtown Providence. Cash bar. (Before May 4: $25. After May 4: $30.)

New Urbanists vs. Psychogeographers Kickball Challenge
Social Event
Sunday, June 04, 2006, 2:00pm


Location: the park across the street from the state house. A joint collaboration between the Provflux III and Congress for the New Urbanism XIV. Attend a unique opportunity for attendees of the Congress for the New Urbanism and participants of the 2006 Provflux events to come together and get out of the Conference rooms and share ideas on the Kickball field about the future of Urban Civilization in America! Event begins at 2pm at the park across the street from the State House & Providence Place Mall. If you are interested in being on the New Urbanist team please talk to Eduardo Sardina of the Washington DC office of DPZ (Duany Plater-Zyberk) and if you are interested in playing on the Psychogeographers team talk to Frank Stieber (aka Kickball Jesus) or Meredith Younger with PIPS (Providence Initiative for Psychogeographic Studies). Or just come on out day of game, all spectators are welcome, the more urbanists the merrier! Come One, Come All, Brown Paper Bag that Narragansett and come out for a true meeting of the minds between the Providence Urban Activist and Arts Community and the Architects and Planners revolutionizing the American Dream!