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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.

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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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 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.

 

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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.

 

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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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CNU Atlanta February T3*: A Conversation on Affordable Housing & HomelessnessSponsored by Kimley-Horn

DATE & TIME:

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:

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.

*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.

 

 

Atlanta urbanists meet at a CNU Atlanta T3 meet-up at Steel in Midtown.

Atlanta urbanists meet at a CNU Atlanta T3 meet-up at Steel in Midtown.

Kick off the new year with CNU. Our first monthly social gathering of 2015 will get you charged up for the months ahead. Come meet, mingle and nibble on free hors-d’oeuvres.

WHAT :: CNU Atlanta T3*

WHEN :: Thursday, January 15th 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.

*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.

 

Lynn RichardsPlease join us in welcoming Lynn Richards, President and CEO of CNU National, to Atlanta.

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During the annual luncheon, members and guests will explore placemaking with Lynn in an intimate setting in a New Urbanist community.

Lynn Richards works tirelessly to help design and build places that people love. She has nearly 25 years of experience with placemaking, from collaborating with environmental groups in the Soviet Union to creating cleaner, healthier cities to leading efforts within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Growth Program. Since day one, Lynn’s passion and leadership has been ever present in her work at CNU from putting members first, to building new partnerships, to advocating for great places.

Please note: Registration is limited to 50 people and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5th. NO day of walk ups will be possible.

CNU Atlanta members may bring one (1) guest at the special registration rate of $25.

December 10th, 2014 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: The Shed at Glenwood
475 Bill Kennedy Way, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
CNU Member – Individual Ticket $ 30.00
Non-Member – Individual Ticket $ 40.00
CNU Member Guest, one (1) only – Individual Ticket $ 25.00

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Lynn is a nationally-recognized smart growth expert and became the new president and chief executive officer of the national CNU organization this past June. Prior to joining CNU, Lynn had a distinguished career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities authoring significant research and implementing policy changes at the federal, state, and local levels. “Lynn’s track record of forging strategic alliances to implement changes to state and federal policies will be a major asset to CNU,” said Georgia Tech’s Ellen Dunham-Jones, who led the search committee for the CEO position. “At the same time, her passion and respect for design—the core value guiding CNU’s past, present and future—will keep design front and center.”

Email: atlanta@cnu.org

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TOPIC :: Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

WHAT :: CNU Atlanta T3*/UrbanTalk

WHEN :: Thursday, November 20th 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.

Join us at happy hour for the story of Las Catalinas, a new beach town on the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica:

The purpose of Las Catalinas is to create a way of life that is healthy, sustainable, fulfilling, and fun.

 Charles Brewer, the founder of Las Catalinas, and Bill Tunnell of Atlanta-based TSW, which has been providing master planning and detailed design for the community for over 8 years, will present its story. Las Catalinas has been influenced by the New Urbanist movement and the pedestrian hill towns of the old world. The compact town, with its initial phase approaching completion, when ultimately built out will be surrounded by 1,000 acres of conserved tropical dry forest.

*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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CNU Atlanta was honored to host Ray Gindroz at the historic Trolley Barn in Inman Park last Thursday, October 16. Board member Terry Kearns captured a great series of photos from the discussion as well as the walking tour in Little Five Points that followed. View more photos here.

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