The 20th Congress for the New Urbanism took place earlier this month in West Palm Beach. With topics ranging from sustainable communities, incremental urbanism, transit, urban development, design and planning, CNU20 was the event of the year to learn about how successful cities should be built. While, as in many conferences, it is difficult to choose between which break-out sessions to attend CNU (co-creator of LEED for Neighborhood Development) has helped ease that problem. CNU has shown isn’t shy to release all the sessions to the public to help spread the ideas and knowledge shared at CNU20 while still maintaining value of in person attendance through the personal interactions, conversations and open-source events which can’t be posted online. You can view the posted videos of all conference plenaries and break out sessions at the CNU 20 website!
Here are a few of my selected events to view:
CNU also embraced social media and blogging throughout the event with several media partners and attendees alike. Here is comprehensive coverage from various sources on CNU20.
*On a separate note, coincidentally (or not), CNU, USGBC and Energy Star, all organizations working towards sustainable built environments, each began roughly 20 years ago.
– Mark Schrieber, LEED AP BD+C / Homes