The Congress for the New Urbanism will hold its 21st annual meeting in Utah’s capital city May 29-June 1. Over 1,200 planners, architects, engineers, developers and others from around the world are expected to attend. They will share their ideas to carry out the values of the CNU charter and make cities more livable, walkable and sustainable.
Recently, CNU president John Norquist told the media that Salt Lake City is a “great example” of the New Urbanism, pointing to the fastest-growing rail system in the country, as well as the city’s planning around mass transit and its walkability.
Also, the CNU ‘Health District’ Initiative will meet Saturday, June 1 from 12-2:00 pm. This initiative was launched out of the CNU Atlanta chapter and CNU 18, which took place in Atlanta. Entitled, “Is Healthcare the New Retail?” the initiative is organized with assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Assistance’s Healthy Community Design and is focused on place-based health and healthcare imbedded in live/work/walk neighborhoods, for youth to seniors. According to CNU Atlanta founder and Health Districts Initiative Chair, Laura Heery Prozes, the ’Health District’ Initiative leverages bodies of research from Dr. Larry Frank, previously at Georgia Tech, and other thought leaders previously with the CDC: Dr. Richard Jackson, Dr. Howard Frumkin and others.
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