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 firstname.lastname@example.org
About: This all-day session will take a big picture view of neighborhood-based development to help attendees analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals in the built environment. By the end of the Workshop, aspiring small and incremental developers will feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project.
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Good Times Event Center -
About: Open Streets Windsor returns this September to connect diverse neighborhoods and people across the community. As thousands have witnessed over the past three years, this free community event will see an updated eight kilometer route along Sandwich Street, Riverside Drive West, University Avenue, Wyandotte Street East, and Drouillard Road. The entire route will temporarily be closed to cars to reclaim the space for people and pedestrians.
Open Streets are unique events that have been held in over 100 cities in North America and involve the temporary closure of roadways to vehicular traffic, allowing people to use them for a host of healthy and fun physical activities like walking, cycling, yoga, dancing and fitness. MiCNU is a co-sponsor of this event, and board member Ken Acton will be hosting two welcome booths on the street to share resources and exchange ideas.
Interested in volunteering? Join the fun by sending an email to email@example.com
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association - 419 Pelissier Street, Windsor, ON, Canada
Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 08:00 AM through September 27, 2019The Mill at Plein Air
About: CNU Florida's 2019 Statewide Meeting
When: October 3-4, 2019
Where: Tampa, Florida
About: Cities have many lessons to teach us and there is no better place to talk about it than the Motor City. This October join the Philosophy of the City research group when they meet in Detroit, questioning the city and all things urban.
The Philosophy of the City Research Group takes the city as an object of study, focusing on its political, social, epistemological, metaphysical, ethical, and environmental dimensions. From an interdisciplinary perspective, it incorporates disciplines such as urban planning, environmental science and studies, ecology, architecture, geography, and the arts. Research questions often deal with applied philosophy and ethics, and utilize established knowledge from other areas of study.
When: October 3-5, 2019
Where: University of Detroit Mercy - 4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
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, 2019rsvp
CNU Illinois presents the Third Place Champion Contest: a celebration of the places that foster social connection, a sense of community, and participation in civic life.
What is a "Third Place"? Coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg, a Third Place is a designation for a place that hosts informal gatherings beyond home and work. A "Third Place offers social connection and a place for civic life, such as restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, libraries, bars, etc. Third places are an incredibly important aspect of the built environment and are integral to walkable, dense, lively, and dynamic urban neighborhoods.
CNU Illinois wants to know what your favorite third place is, and why your third place is a community builder. Three winners of the contest will receive a $100 prize as well as promotion for your Third Place!
Submissions are now open until October 15th!Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Visit this link for details about how you can join CNU to frame policies and practices that empower safer and more enjoyable streets, people-centered mobility, and walkable places.Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 25, 2019Lyceum in Alexandria
About: The Place Shapers event in Detroit, programmed by Ticco, will dive deep into mobility, housing, environmental practices, community activism, and other practices that are shaping cities throughout the Midwest and Rust Belt regions. MiCNU is a promotional sponsor of this event, and board member Sharon Woods will be presenting with Edward Lynch of Detroit Future City on the second day of the event. The first half of the session will focus on the mismatch between migrating households seeking new housing formats like townhouses and lofts in urban places. This will be followed by a discussion of zoning ordinances needed to enable the development of Michigan’s Missing Housing.
You can save 10% on registration with the code FRIENDOFCNU
When: November 7-8, 2019
Where: TechTown Detroit - 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202