Don't Miss CNU XIII in Pasadena, CA – June 9-12, 2005

Don't Miss CNU XIII in Pasadena, CA – June 9-12, 2005

Congress for the New Urbanism

The annual Congress for the New Urbanism is the four-day epicenter of the movement that is helping to turn today's cities and towns into walkable, sustainable places again. And this year's Congress in Pasadena will be the most extensive yet. Visit to learn more and register.

CNU XIII is a truly interactive gathering built around the realization that great cities result from great interdisciplinary effort.

At CNU XIII, you and the world's experts will explore the full range of urban strategies, including:
• Re-engineering major arterials as boulevards and avenues that work for pedestrians as well as cars.
• Accommodating density gracefully through high-quality design and market-tested housing typologies.
• Recentering communities and regions around enhanced transit links and great public spaces.
• Replacing outdated municipal codes with the kind of clearly expressed form-based codes that are ensuring valuable, compatible development in leading cities.
• Addressing low-cost housing needs through design, urban codes, and policy reforms.
• Determining how too-much free parking works against a vibrant, mixed-use environment.
• Advancing water and energy management techniques that build on the environmental advantages of urbanism.
• And much, much more, all of it found at

With its theme, "The Polycentric City," CNU XIII will explore issues that resonate in Southern California and every sprawling regions where a range of centers – historic urban cores, edge cities, TODs, new town centers – present opportunities to strengthen and repair the urban form.

Expect to hear Jan Gehl on creating irresistible public spaces; Paul Crawford and Victor Dover on the secrets of successful form-based codes; Ellen Dunham Jones, Peter Calthorpe, and Michael Freedman on real strategies for retrofitting sprawl with urban form; James Kunstler on the coming decline in oil production and its effect on our landscape and economy; Bill Hillier on the influential new science of Space Syntax; Andres Duany, Eliot Allen, and Ray Gindroz on applying the Transect to Polycentric regions. Expect Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, James Rojas, Bill Fulton, Greg Hise, Hattie Dorsey, Elizabeth Moule, John Kaliski, Stefanos Polyzoides, Donald Shoup, Dennis McGlade and more.

Join CNU at the urbanism event of the year. And don't forget to register by May 17th to receive the early registration rate. See you in Pasadena.

Related Link: CNU XIII Event Site

For more information contact:

Steve Filmanowicz
Congress for the New Urbanism
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 310
IL 60603

Phone: (312) 551-7300 x12
Fax: (312) 551-7300 x12
Email: [email protected]

Posted May 11, 2005

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