KW picCome hear Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architects discuss how placemaking and incremental urbanism can help build strong communities at KWA’s new office in the recently renovated Bearden Temple AME Church in Reynoldstown.

Kronberg Wall Architects have been investigating placemaking and intown redevelopment in projects in Atlanta and around the country for over a decade. Their new office in historic Reynoldstown is a clear example of their mission to strengthen local communities through thoughtful design and development.

The Bearden Temple AME Church, originally constructed in 1922, was for decades a beacon of local culture, communication, and creativity; by redeveloping the building while maintaining its distinctive architectural features KWA hopes to spur a new era of creative energy in the building while celebrating its unique history.

PLEASE MAKE NOTE of the special location of this T3.

                                      

                                      August T3: A Discussion on Conscious Urban Placemaking

WHENThursday, August 20, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE:  Kronberg Wall Architects office in Reynoldstown, 887 Wylie Street, Atlanta, GA 30307

A 10 minute walk from the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA Station

This event is FREE and open to the public. Membership in CNU Atlanta is not required to attend.

T3  (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for anyone interested in our built environment.

 
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The Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is seeking a Chapter Fellow for assistance with general operations, online communications and events management on a part-time basis.

The Chapter Fellow will work on the cutting edge of the new thought, strategies and tactics to create a better and healthier built environment. Since CNU Atlanta is multi-disciplined organization, the Fellow will be engaged with a wide network of professionals as well as with the Board of the Atlanta chapter.

 

CLICK HERE for a complete job description: CNU Fellowship position listing July 2015

Fellowship Responsibilities

Over the course of the six-month contract the Chapter Fellow responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating all aspects of up to five T3 Gatherings at a restaurant in Midtown Atlanta (5pm-7pm) and one afternoon luncheon at a restaurant in Glenwood Park.
  • Assisting with various other program activities and other task related to Chapter Events.
  • Assisting with website updates (postings, calendar updates, etc.) and with other various chapter communications including frequent social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Managing the events budget designated by the Board.
  • Submitting brief monthly reports on the attendance and costs of completed events, as well as the projected costs, themes, and current enrollment of future scheduled events.
  • Attend monthly Board meetings whenever possible (currently held at 7:30am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at J Christopher’s in Midtown) and will report on the previous month’s activities during that meeting.

Application Requirements – Submitted electronically

Applicants for the Atlanta Chapter Fellowship shall submit the following:

  • 1/2 (half) page cover letter with personal and background statement
  • Resume of work experience and background.

Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Electronic applications documents to be sent to Scott Ball at scott@commonsplanning.org.

 

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For our July T3* CNU Atlanta is happy to partner with Young Professionals in Transportation Atlanta. Come hear about the State Farm at Park Center project in Dunwoody, Georgia. Could this new transit oriented development change the way we think about the suburbs? Representatives from the developer KDC as well as Bill Halter from architect Cooper Carry will provide a general project overview followed by details on the transportation components of the study.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Membership is not required to attend.

Convenient to the Midtown MARTA station, and parking also available in the Publix deck.

*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate professionals and all others who are interested in our built environment.

 

CNU June T3: Ponce City Market & Sustainability

WHEN :: Thursday, June 18 from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE :: Steel Restaurant & Lounge
Plaza Midtown – 950 W. Peachtree St. Suite 255 – Atlanta, GA 30309
Convenient to the Midtown MARTA station, and parking also available in the Publix deck.

Come hear about how Ponce City Market is not only one of the largest development projects in Atlanta right now – it’s also one of the most sustainable.

Jodi Mansbach, Jamestown VP for Development and Construction/Sustainability, will join us to talk about the many sustainable features of PCM including three LEED certifications that are being pursued simultaneously. Learn about the challenges and successes they have experienced while working on this historic adaptive use project.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Membership is not required to attend.

*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate professionals and all others who are interested in our built environment.

 

CNU Atlanta’s April T3 featured Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architects, who led a discussion of how placemaking and parking requirements interact and influence outcomes. Heather Alhadeff from Center Forward also shared effective ways to communicate these beguiling issues so they are judged by merits not emotion.

Speakers Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architects and Heather Alhadeff from Center Forward.

Speakers Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architects and Heather Alhadeff from Center Forward.

 

April T3 crowd

April T3 crowd

Kronberg Wall  followed up on their presentation with a series of blogposts available here:

A video of the full April T3 presentation is available below:

 
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 Five Years after CNU18: A Healthier Atlanta, Y’all?

WHEN :: Thursday, May 21 from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE :: Steel Restaurant & Lounge
Plaza Midtown – 950 W. Peachtree St. Suite 255 – Atlanta, GA 30309
Convenient to the Midtown MARTA station, and parking also available in the Publix deck.

On May 19-22, 2010, The Congress for the New Urbanism’s 18th Annual Congress, themed “New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places,” was held in Atlanta. In the five years since CNU18, has Atlanta seen a movement towards fostering the design and development of communities that encourage healthy behaviors, quality of life, and social connectedness?

CNU18 local host committee chair Ellen Dunham-Jones with Georgia Tech, Arthur Wendel with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tom Weyandt, formerly with the Atlanta Regional Commission and now with the City of Atlanta will share their perspectives.  And we look forward to a lively discussion from the floor!  Please join us and share your thoughts.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Membership is not required to attend.

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*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate professionals and all others who are interested in our built environment.

 

Why I Walk Poster FINALCLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 for CNU Atlanta’s first summer luncheon, which will feature a presentation entitled “The Rise of the Walking and Biking Culture” featuring Kevin Klinkenberg, author of “Why I Walk: Taking A Step in the Right Direction.”

Following Kevin’s presentation we will hear from Sally Flocks, President and CEO of PEDS, an advocacy group committed to making the Atlanta region safe and accessible to all pedestrians, and from Jim Durrett, Executive Director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District and an avid bicyclist.  A Q&A will follow.

A Cappella Books will be on hand and so you will be able to purchase and get copies of Kevin’s book signed.  This topic will be of interest if you are in an advocacy position, involved in development, are a layperson who enjoys walking, and/or a new urbanist.

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 10, 2014 – 11:30 am to 1:30pm

WHERE:  The Shed at Glenwood (475 Bill Kennedy Way, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316)

TICKET AMOUNT:  $38 per individual

REGISTRATION:  Registration is limited to 70 people and will close at MIDNIGHT on Monday, June 1st.  NO day-of walk-ups will be possible.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please contact us immediately at atlanta@cnu.org if you have any dietary restrictions we should know about in advance of the event.

 

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CNU Atlanta April T3: Placemaking vs. Parking

WHEN :: Thursday, April 16th from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE :: Steel Restaurant & Lounge
Plaza Midtown – 950 W. Peachtree St. Suite 255 – Atlanta, GA 30309
Convenient to the Midtown MARTA station, and parking also available in the Publix deck.

Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architects will lead a discussion of how placemaking and parking requirements interact and influence outcomes.  Using the recently completed, award-winning New Orleans Jazz Market project as a comparative example, Eric will discuss cultural and perceptional differences in parking expectations in New Orleans versus Atlanta.

Heather Alhadeff from Center Forward will not only discuss parking reduction strategies and circulation fears, but she will also share effective ways to communicate these beguiling issues so they are judged by merits not emotion.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Membership is not required to attend.

*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate professionals and all others who are interested in our built environment.

 

cnu dallas

This April, over 1500 architects, designers, planners, developers, and leading urban thinkers from across America will gather in Dallas–Fort Worth, TX for the 23rd annual Congress for the New Urbanism: Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places. Over four days in the heart of North Texas, attendees from across America will connect and collaborate on strategies for building better places — from revitalizing historic downtowns to retrofitting sprawling suburbs for walkability. Neighborhood tours and hands-on workshops will explore current placemaking tactics and challenges in the context of the Dallas–Fort Worth region.

Learn more about the event and register online at cnu23.org. To learn more about the Congress for the New Urbanism, visit cnu.org.

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CNU Atlanta March T3: The GM Doraville Redevelopment

WHEN :: Thursday, March 19th from 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE :: Steel Restaurant & Lounge
Plaza Midtown – 950 W. Peachtree St. Suite 255 – Atlanta, GA 30309
Convenient to the Midtown MARTA station, and parking also available in the Publix deck.

Demolition is well underway on the GM DORAVILLE REDEVELOPMENT and master planning is nearing completion. The redevelopment will leverage its unique position as the premier transit oriented site in the Southeast United States and one that embraces parks and walkable streets.  The plan will create many diverse places that will serve the citizens of Doraville and the surrounding region. Please plan on attending the March 19th CNU Atlanta T3/UrbanTalk to learn more about this exciting project from Dave Schmit, Principal at Macauley+Schmit and Eric Pinckney, Project Executive for Integral Development.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Membership is not required to attend.

*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate professionals and all others who are interested in our built environment.

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