Guided Tours

* Indicates ticketed session.


Palm Beach Urban Gardens - SOLD OUT! *

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
AIA credits approved: 2 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 2

FULL!

This walking tour of Palm Beach Urban Gardens with Palm Beach residents Jorge Sanchez, President of Sanchez Maddux Landscape Architecture, and urban planner Beth Dowdle, will include Pan's Garden, a native plant garden woven into the town's urban fabric on one-half acre in midtown; the Earl T. Smith park, a small formal garden in the Town Hall Square Historic District; the newly imagined and restored Worth Avenue with a small linear green; and the Via Parigi with its shops, apartments and fountain square. The walk will include a visit to a small, walled private garden owned by a master gardener. The tour will end with a visit to the Society of the Four Arts demonstration garden, a series of outdoor rooms with tropical specimen plants maintained by the Garden Club of Palm Beach.

Fee:
CNU Member: $30
Non-CNU Member: $40

Beth Dowdle

Jorge Sanchez


Abacoa *

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 4 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 4

Abacoa is the largest Traditional Neighborhood Development in the Treasure Coast region. Designed in the early 1990’s by Duany Plater-Zyberk, Calthorpe and Associates, and Moule and Polyzoides Architects, Abacoa is over 2,000 acres complete with a town center, a university, and a Major League spring training facility and stadium. Guided by John Sickler, Planning and Zoning Director for the Town of Jupiter, this tour will explore the evolution of Abacoa from its first neighborhoods to its latest addition, the Scripps Bio-Medical Research Institute campus and laboratories. Participants will also hear from the project Architect, Scott Hedge, who has been integral to the development of Abacoa from its inception. This tour will provide on-the-ground insight into what has worked well, and areas that have required adjustment, in the creation and development of Abacoa.

Scott Hedge

John Sickler, AICP, Planning Director, Town of Jupiter


Delray Beach: "Style without Attitude" *

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4 AICP Credits.
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See modern applications of New Urbanism principles in a guided tour of vibrant downtown Delray Beach. Mixed-use development, new downtown housing and the adaptive reuse of historic structures revitalized the main thoroughfare and spurred development along secondary corridors. The result is a South Florida city that has grown and prospered while maintaining its charm and sense of place. See why the New York Times said Delray Beach has “style without attitude”. Hosted by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

Fee:
CNU Member: $45
Non-CNU Member: $60

Elizabeth Burrows, Marketing & Grants Manager, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Diane Colonna, AICP, Executive Director, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Jeffrey Costello, AICP, Assistant Director, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency


Clematis Street Walking Tour (Thursday) *

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
AIA credits approved: 1.5 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 1.5

See the new Palm Beach County Museum within the newly restored County Courthouse with project architect Rick Gonzalez, President of REG Architects. From the Court House, we will walk to Clematis Street, West Palm's historic main street, and then complete our journey three blocks east at the Centennial Plaza and Fountain. Along the way, Rick will share the history of over 100 years of eclectic urban architecture on Clematis and the impact that three strong mayors have had on Clematis over the last 20 years. Bring a snack for the walk, or stay after and have lunch with Gonzalez.

Fee:
CNU Member: $25
Non-CNU Member: $35

Rick Gonzalez, President, REG Architects Inc


Historic Palm Beach Walking Tour - SOLD OUT! *

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 2 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 2

FULL!

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will lead a walking tour of urban spaces in midtown Palm Beach. The tour will begin at the Preservation Foundation's headquarters, a new civic building and garden compatible with its historic neighborhood, and end at the Society of the Four Arts where there is a gallery, an auditorium, a tropical demonstration garden and a library. Included on the tour will be Worth Avenue's intimate urban mixed-use vias designed by Addison Mizner, the Worth Avenue retail arcades, Mediterranean Revival home Casa de Leoni and The Everglades Club designed by Mizner. Major Alley, a compact historic residential enclave in the Bermuda style, along with the Town Hall Square Historic District currently being planned for renovation, are on the tour. Participants will stroll through Phipps Plaza - the Palm Beach equivalent of Boston's Louisburg Square - and the headquarters of architecture and design firms, as well as urban townhouses. A trolley will take participants from the Convention Center to the Preservation Foundation to begin the tour and will pick up participants at the same location to return them back to the Convention Center.

Fee:
CNU Member: $30
Non-CNU Member: $40

Beth Dowdle

Janice Owens

Gene Pandula


CityPlace: 12 Years After Sponsored by Carlton Fields - SOLD OUT *

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 1.5 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 1.5

SOLD OUT!

CityPlace is an urban lifestyle center in downtown West Palm Beach that opened in 2000. Over the years CityPlace has had to accommodate changes in the market place and rethink some of the original assumptions for the project. Participate in a guided tour with Project Attorney Lynda Harris and other professionals directly associated with the project. Learn what worked, what the team would have changed, and how CityPlace continues to serve as a national model as an urban life-style center integrated into the city.

Fee:
CNU Member: $20
Non-CNU Member: $25

Lynda Harris


CityPlace/Clematis Street Walking Tour - SOLD OUT! *

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

Sponsored by MTP Group, Inc. - Traffic Engineers & Transportation Planners
SOLD OUT!
See firsthand the continuing evolution of a highly successful public-private partnership between the City of West Palm Beach and the local business community. Learn how CityPlace got its start, incorporating existing buildings, features, and concepts in its design. Hear about the relationship between CityPlace and the Downtown area, the ongoing transformation of Clematis Street, the new City Commons and Waterfront projects, the current challenges they are dealing with, and their impacts on the downtown redevelopment process. The tour will begin in CityPlace, traveling along Rosemary Avenue and Clematis Street, and end at the City's Waterfront Pavilion where the closing party will be held.

Fee:
CNU Member: $45
Non-CNU Member: $60

Ana Maria Aponte, Urban Design Planner, City of West Palm Beach

Rick Gonzalez, President, REG Architects Inc


Bike Tour of Palm Beach - SOLD OUT! *

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2 AIA Credits.
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SOLD OUT!

Join us! See the famed Town of Palm Beach with expert Tour Guide, Leslie Diver, who will talk about the town's colorful history, introduce participants to the world-class architecture and entertain with stories about residents both famous and infamous!

Fee:
CNU Member: $70
Non-CNU Member: $90

Leslie Diver


Historic Neighborhoods and Bed & Breakfasts Tour *

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AIA credits approved: 3 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 3

Come explore the beautiful historic neighborhoods of West Palm Beach! This tour will include routes through elegant El Cid, waterfront Prospect Park/Southland, eclectic Grandview Hights and proud Flamingo Park. Learn how these neighborhoods have been revitalized and see their diverse architecture (featured on HGTV several times). We will enjoy hors d'oeuvres while we toast to the delights of the area at two Bed-and-Breakfasts nestled among the residences. A few historic homes will also be open during tour. Don't miss this eclectic mix while being educated about the city's and neighborhoods' efforts of preservation and revitalization.

Fee:
CNU Member: $40
Non-CNU Member: $50

Dana Little, Urban Design Director, TCRPC

Friederick Mittner


Worth Avenue: After-Hours Street-Level Merchandising Tour - SOLD OUT! *

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
AIA credits approved: 2 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 2

Sponsored by Butler Enterprises
SOLD OUT!

Worth Avenue on Palm Beach is noteworthy on many levels: it is one of the nation’s premiere retail addresses, rivaling Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California; it is rich in history and architectural significance with the single greatest concentration of Addison Mizner architecture in the world; and it is the perfect exhibition of high-end visual merchandising and retail design. Mere minutes from downtown West Palm Beach and CNU 20, Worth Avenue is a must-see location. On this tour, stroll down Worth Avenue after-hours with nationally renowned retail expert Robert Gibbs, as he points out the latest merchandising techniques and tricks of the trade. Free from the bustle of shoppers and sightseers, this late night stroll down a brilliantly illuminated Worth Avenue will be most memorable.

Fee:
CNU Member: $35
Non-CNU Member: $45

Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group

John Maus


Clematis Street Walking Tour (Saturday) *

Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
AIA credits approved: 1.5 Learning Unit (LU)
AICP CM Credits: 1.5

See the new Palm Beach County Museum within the newly restored County Courthouse with project architect Rick Gonzalez, President of REG Architects. From the Court House, we will walk to Clematis Street, West Palm's historic main street, and then complete our journey three blocks east at the Centennial Plaza and Fountain. Along the way, Rick will share the history of over 100 years of eclectic urban architecture on Clematis and the impact that three strong mayors have had on Clematis over the last 20 years. Bring a snack for the walk, or stay after and have lunch with Gonzalez.

Fee:
CNU Member: $25
Non-CNU Member: $35

Brenda Kelley, Deputy Redevelopment Manager, Community Redevelopment Agency, City of West Palm Beach


Treasure Coast Tour: Ft. Pierce and Stuart *

Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6.5 AIA Credits.
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As you walk, come learn about and experience the rebirth of two great American small towns and main streets. From their historic beginnings to their near abandonment to their recent renaissance, you will be inspired by real-life examples of New Urbanist redevelopment. Learn about the 1989 Stuart (DPZ) and 1995 Fort Pierce (TCRPC) charrettes and form-based codes that started it all, and continue to guide redevelopment to this day. You will gain knowledge about the strategies used by the cities and their leaders to save and restore their historic courthouses and theaters; calm their streets and save Confusion Corner; revitalize their downtowns and waterfronta; avert the disastrous State highway bridge and roadway “improvements," and much more. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Fort Pierce Academy of Town Design located in Downtown Fort Pierce. Please join us.

Fee:
CNU Member: $65
Non-CNU Member: $80

Michael Busha, Executive Director, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

Kim Delaney, Strategic Development Coordinator, Treasure Coast Regional Council

Leslie Olsen, Historic Preservation Officer, City of Ft. Pierce

Ramon Trias, Principal, Trias and Associates


Windsor - SOLD OUT! *

Sunday, May 13, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8 AIA Credits.
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Although dismissed by its critics for being a private development, Windsor is one of the most beautiful and pristine new communities of the past 25 years. The development's design uncompromisingly embodies New Urbanist principles of placemaking, the creation of community, and distinct public and private realms. Windsor is a living demonstration of how strict design guidelines that encourage high-quality, award-winning architecture create beautiful built environments. Scheduled for Sunday, May 13, this all-day tour is a great reason for CNU 20 participants to stay past the Closing Plenary and visit this must-see development. Limited to 30 participants, the tour will be led by CNU founder Andres Duany, and architects Scott Merrill and Luis van Cotthem. Participants will visit buildings by Merrill, Leon Krier, Clem Schuab, and other well known architects. Lunch will be provided as part of the tour in Windsor's town center.

Fee:
CNU Member: $135
Non-CNU Member: $170

Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Scott Merrill, Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects

Luis Van Cotthem, VP Planning, Windsor Properties