June 1-4, 2011
New Urbanism Comes to Madison
Drawing on the close relationship Madison has with its agricultural neighbors, CNU 19 builds on the theme of "Growing Local". The conference explores linkages that urban communities have with local food production, the food economy and the infrastructure that has developed around this symbiosis. Whether your interest is architecture, planning, transportation design, or development, it all comes together here.
What's CNU 19?
The annual Congress is the nation's leading forum dedicated to advancing urbanism and promoting alternatives to sprawl. It is the place where new urbanists:
- Connect and collaborate
- Experience urbanism through local tours
- Learn how practitioners are applying the Charter principles in the field
- Stay on the cusp of the latest new urbanist trends
- Contribute ideas and experience to take New Urbanism to the next level
- Learn about new products and the latest innovations
The program includes hundreds of speakers and sessions, fascinating tours and thought-provoking plenaries. Plus, you may choose to join the Open Source Congress to host your own free-style session in the midst of the larger Congress.
CNU19 sets itself from other conferences by offering a multidisciplinary but intimate setting. Learn from and network with professionals across the development and design industry, and do it in an environment that encourages discussion and interaction.
Madison is rich in the legacy of John Nolen and Frank Lloyd Wright and a strong new urbanist tradition is practiced there. CNU 19 will tie the best planning, development and design practices with the theme of "Growing Local."
CNU 19 Featured Speakers:
- Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, 2010 TIME 100 Hero
- Earl Blumenauer, Congressman, House of Representatives
- William J. Cronon, Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
For the latest information on sessions, tours, speakers, and to register see www.cnu19.org
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What is the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)?
The Congress for the New Urbanism is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. For more information, visit www.cnu.org