This page lists upcoming events that are either sponsored by CNU or its chapters, or by partner organizations whose work aligns with CNU's goals. If you'd like to post an event on CNU's Events page, please contact

  • CityBuilding Express

    About: The CityBuilding Express (CBX) is taking learning on the road June 8 - 11 with an intensive tour of over 20 innovative neighborhoods/developments that highlight CityBuilding best practices and how to implement them— with the assistance from local experts and leading practitioners who will be on the tour with you. After visiting each city, the participants will discuss and identify the lessons to learn from each place as we head to the next city. This is the perfect hands-on learning environment for community leaders wanting to enhance their knowledge of how to improve their city in a compressed amount of time.

    Itinerary: The CBX will start in Oklahoma City and speed its way to CNU 27 in Louisville with stops in Carlton Landing, NW Arkansas, Kansas City, St. Louis, Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Columbus (IN) and Louisville.

    When: June 8th-11th 2019

    Registration is currently full, but you can sign up for the Wait List below

    For more information, click here.


    Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 08:00 AM through June 11, 2019
  • 56th International Making Cities Livable Conference

    56th International Making Cities Livable Conference and Design Awards Competition on: A Healthy City for ALL

    About: The Program Includes: Tours and Mobile Workshops (June 17 & 21); Welcome Reception (June 17); Plenary and concurrent sessions (June 18-20); Conference Luncheon (June 18); Social events, reception (June 20); Workshops (June 19-21); and Discussion Dinner/Awards Ceremony (June 19). 

    When: June 17th – 21st, 2019

    Where: Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon 

    For more information, click here.

    To register, click here.

    Monday, June 17, 2019 at 01:00 PM through June 21, 2019
    Sentinel Hotel in Portland, OR
  • Urban Retail: Best Practices for Downtowns and New Town Centers

    About: Now in its twenty-third year, this fast-paced program is one of Harvard’s most popular and longest running executive education urban planning and real estate classes. The session examines the proven planning approaches, retail design and merchandising principles necessary for the creation urban retail in cities and new town centers. This includes tactics used by leading retail developers and considers how they can be applied to a variety of urban settings. Retailing—the exchange of goods, services, and experiences—is in the midst of change unprecedented in modern times. The class includes numerous guest speakers who have managed or developed some of the most successful and innovative cities and Post-War walkable town centers.


    Robert Gibbs, AICP, ASLA Gibbs Planning, MI

    Terry Shook, Shook-Kelley, NC

    Bobby Boone, Detroit Economic Growth Corp., MI

    Andrew Gibbs, CFA, Stultz Real Estate, PA

    Louis Marquet, Leyland Alliance, Tuxedo Park, NY

    Eldon Scott: Urban Space, NY, NY

    David Williams, AIA, Caruso Centers, Los Angeles, CA

    When: June 24-26, 2019

    Where: Harvard University Campus

    To register, click here.

    Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM through June 26, 2019
    Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, MA
  • 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo

    The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host the 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference and Expo (CACX) on September 12th and 13th at Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT.

    About: The Connecticut Architecture Conference and Expo is the premier educational event for architects and the largest gathering of architects in Connecticut, annually. This year's keynote speakers include Vishaan Chakrabarti and Rosa Sheng. 

    When: September 12th, 2019 from 8:00am-5:00pm and September 13th, 2019 from 8:00am-2:00pm

    Where: The Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center

    For more information, click here.

    Call for Proposals is open. 

    For more information contact: 

    Kristen Leigh:

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 08:00 AM through September 13, 2019
    Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
  • CityBuilding Exchange VI

    About: Save the date - The CityBuilding Exchange VI will be October 9th-11th in New Orleans. Experts such as Jeffrey Tumlin, Laurie Volk, Kennedy Smith, Joe Minicozzi, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Doug Farr and Tommy Pacello will be attending to share their wealth of information about how to repair and build your city better.

    When: October 9th-11th 2019

    Where: New Orleans 

    More information will be posted in the coming months. 

    Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 11, 2019