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Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 01:00 PMNorton Commons in Louisville, KY
About: This session will introduce Enabling Better Places: Users Guide to Zoning Reform, a tool developed for small- and mid-sized towns seeking to enable better investment in their main streets. Most of today's zoning codes hamper the ability to (re)create walkable and vibrant streets and neighborhoods, yet complete new zoning codes can be insurmountably expensive and time-consuming to produce and enact. This session will provide a walk-through of basic code adjustments intended for communities interested in making small, step-by-step changes to their local zoning codes, specifically focusing on the main street condition.
Speakers: Mallory Baches, Susan Henderson, Mary Madden and Richard Murphy.
Registration: This event will be taking place at the Main Street Now 2019 conference in Seattle, Washington. For more information about the conference and how to register, visit the Main Street Now 2019 website below.
About: Join Kristen Jeffers and the growing The Black Urbanist team, for the second of her monthly happy hours in D.C. at HalfSmoke on Florida Avenue right off the U Street Corridor in Shaw. Come and kick back with Kristen and Co. while we all enjoy supporting the titular food item and maybe an adult shake. In addition to the full menu available at cost, you’ll be able to register for Kristen’s upcoming How to Communicate in the Modern World Workshops, pledge a monthly amount to The Black Urbanist Patreon (or do a one-time donation), talk about how our region could be better and play Monopoly the right way. You know, the one that only takes an hour and a half, but requires you to be quick on your feet.
The winner will leave with a The Black Urbanist prize pack.
HalfSmoke's official happy hour is from 4-8 pm and our Monopoly games will kick off right around 7:15.
When: Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: HalfSmoke, 651 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
About: The Placemaking Conference is a biennial event inviting students, advocates, professionals, and civic leaders to learn from leading experts on topics and techniques in community development. The event is held at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and has drawn attendees from sixty Oklahoma counties and 14 states.
Placemaking in Action echoes the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture mantra of “Design in Action.” The design of the built environment is of critical importance to the challenges facing our region. We act with community members to create places that empower people to advance the social, economic, and environmental well-being of their towns and cities.
When: Monday, April 1st 2019
Where: The University of Oklahoma – Norman
500 W Boyd St, Norman, OK 73069
Date: Wednesday, April 17th 2019
About: Join this FREE event with Lynn Richards for a discussion about CNU and learn how our Treasure Coast region can benefit from being a member of CNU.
Refreshments will be served.
Meet next door at 501 Fern St. Suite 104 for happy hour at 5:30pm.
Meet and Greet with Lynn at 6:00pm
About: The Art of the Napkin Sketch is an instructor-led workshop that will teach you how to turn your creative ideas into quick-drawn graphics that can be shared on the fly. Through hands-on drawing exercises, you’ll learn to see like an artist with an introduction to sketching and perspective. Then you’ll learn to draw like a designer with techniques of the trade. Our step-by-step instruction will ensure that you leave the workshop with new skills, new confidence in your drawing abilities, and a napkin sketch that someone (other than your mom) can be proud of.
The skills taught in this workshop will be useful for planners who need to quickly communicate various planning and urban design concepts, such as scale, building arrangement, building disposition, and the relationships between the public and private realms.
Tickets are limited.
CNU and APA members receive 10% off with promo code CNU_Member. CNU membership is free for students. Visit https://members.cnu.org/memberships for more information.
(1.5 AICP CM Credits Pending)
When: Thursday, April 25th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Amtrak Community Room, 918 Railroad Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32310
The City of Niagara Falls and the New York Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism presents:
Imagining a More Livable Niagara Falls: Exploring Solutions for the Future of the City
About: The program will span six Thursday evenings in May and June. Each program will cover a different topic.
- May 2nd - Setting the Goals
- May 9th - Better Mobility for Everyone
- May 16th - Housing for Everyone
- May 23rd - Making Better Places
- May 30th - Government and Developers Working Together
- June 6th - A Community Conversation About the Future
Some dates will feature community walks or visits to development sites prior to the evening program
When & Where: All programs are at 6:00pm at the Niagara Falls Train Station
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 belowSaturday, June 08, 2019 at 08:00 AM through June 11, 2019rsvp
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
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