CNU’s initiatives advance bipartisan reforms that deliver market-based improvements to the economy, the environment and public health. Initiatives work to remove codes, standards, and financial and tax incentives that act as obstacles to the creation of vibrant, healthy, value-driven and better-performing live/work/walk districts.
Initiatives are member-led, so CNU members can share expertise and shape new ideas. At CNU 20, there are several ways to get connected with current CNU initiatives – and perhaps start your own.
Steve Mouzon, founder of the New Urban Guild and “Original Green” advocate, will become the first living person to receive the Michael Barranco Award honoring the memory of Jackson, Mississippi architect Michael Barranco, who was killed in a 2011 car crash.
DecoBike is joining forces with CNU 20 and the City of West Palm Beach to provide a sustainable, alternative form of transportation for all attendees.
Starting on May 9th and running through May 12th, DecoBike will have several solar-powered bikeshare stations and dozens of DecoBikes conveniently installed at sites around the City of West Palm Beach.
DecoBike station locations include the Palm Beach County Convention Center, CityPlace and the his
CNU 20 speaker Robert Gibbs is having a book signing event on Thursday, May 10th from 3:15pm-3:45pm at a table in the CNU 20 bookstore.
Considered a leading urban retail planning consultant, Gibbs' new book, Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development, provides insights and case studies of sustainable retail development necessary for both historic downtowns and new urban communities.
The Open Source Congress is a grassroots, ad hoc forum that gathers annually during the Congress for the New Urbanism. It feeds the problem-solving energy for which CNU is famous and helps attendees connect over questions of mutual interest.
AuthentiCity is an urban design competition held in conjunction with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 20th annual Congress in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bringing the world’s foremost minds in urban design, planning, architecture, engineering, and policy making together offers a unique opportunity to give back to the host community of West Palm Beach.
This year, a choice of two sites are offered for the competition. AuthentiCity's organizers feel that the redevelopment of both sites are key to the health and future of downtown West Palm Beach’s adjacent neighborhoods.