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

  • Small Scale Development Workshop

    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 - 3323 North East Street, Lansing, MI, 48906

    For more information and to register, click here.

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Good Times Event Center in Lansing, MI
  • Open Streets Windsor

    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

    When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where: Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association - 419 Pelissier Street, Windsor, ON, Canada 

    For more information about the event, click here.

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • Conference on the Front Porch

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 08:00 AM through September 27, 2019
    The Mill at Plein Air
  • CNU Florida’s 2019 Statewide Meeting

    About: CNU Florida's 2019 Statewide Meeting

    When: October 3-4, 2019

    Where: Tampa, Florida

    To register and for more information, click here.


    Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 04, 2019
  • Philosophy of the City

    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

    For more information and to register, click here.

    Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 05, 2019
  • 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
  • Third Place Champion Contest

    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!

    For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM
  • 2019 Transportation Summit

    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. 

    To register, click here.

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 25, 2019
    Lyceum in Alexandria
  • Place Shapers Detroit

    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

    For more information and to register, click here.

    Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 08:00 AM through November 08, 2019
    TechTown Detroit in Detroit, MI