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1 an introduction to new urbanism new urbanism

2 We dedicate ourselves to reclaiming our homes, blocks, streets, parks, neighborhoods, districts, towns, cities, regions, and environment. - Charter of the New Urbanism Preamble congress for the new urbanism

3 mission We stand for the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions, the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, the conservation of natural environments, and the preservation of our built legacy. - Charter of the New Urbanism Preamble Combined with… Restructuring of public policy & development practices Restoration of existing urban centers & towns Rebuilding neighborhoods, cities, & regions Interdisciplinary approach Addressing the community, economy, environment, health, & design through urban design and planning

4 congress for the new urbanism the principles The principles of the New Urbanism are defined by a Charter, which was developed between 1993 and 1996 by a broad range of architects, planners, interested citizens, scholars, elected officials, and developers. It was ratified at the fourth annual Congress, the annual meeting sponsored by CNU, in The principles cover three categories: 1. The Region 2. The Neighborhood, District & Corridor 3. The Block Street, & Building

5 new urbanism defined four aspects 1.Livable streets arranged in compact, walkable blocks 2.A range of housing choices to serve people of diverse ages & income levels 3.Schools, stores, & other nearby destinations reachable by walking, bicycling, or transit service 4.An affirming, human-scaled public realm where appropriately designed buildings define & enliven streets and other public spaces

6 new urbanist communities Mesa del Sol, New Mexico Master planned community Public-Private partnership Residential villages Still in development process; broke ground in 2011

7 new urbanist communities Stapleton, Colorado Located on old Stapleton airport site Parks & trails connect neighborhoods Master planned community Development started 2002

8 new urbanist communities Celebration, Florida Founded 1994 Originally developed by Walt Disney Directly connects to Disney World Michael Graves architecture Separated into villages

9 new urbanist communities Fonti di Matilde, Italy Town within San Bartolomeo, Italy Town scale (60 homes; 138 acres) New Urbanist ideas + Italian architecture Resort town Mixed housing typologies Focus on urban design Charter Award winning

10 retrofitting the suburbs todays trends Initiative: Sprawl Retrofit Pedestrian Oriented > Automobile Oriented Smart Growth Boundaries Increase Density Transit Oriented Developments (All modes of transportation.) Green Space > Non-permeable Surfaces Establish Node & Region Urban Codes > Suburban Codes

11 retrofitting the suburbs todays trendsInfill Projects Housing Redevelopment Projects Adaptive Reuse (larger buildings especially) Grayfields, Brownfields

12 retrofitting the suburbs todays trends Suburban malls have short life spans; malls developed in the 1960s-1980s are failing. New urbanists have taken advantage of these grayfields by converting them into multiple, vibrant urban blocks, schools, churches, and other options.

13 urban revitalization todays trends Cities are becoming more popular than suburbs; people like the proximity to amenities. Real estate values are higher in cities vs. suburbs. The largest urban revitalization projects are in the suburbs, not central cities.

14 CNU Initiatives CNUs initiatives advance bipartisan reforms that deliver market-based improvements to the economy, the environment and public health. Initiatives work to remove codes, standards, and financial and tax incentives that act as obstacles to the creation of vibrant, healthy, value-driven and better-performing districts. Project for Transportation Reform Highways to Boulevards - Reclaiming Urbanism, Revitalizing Cities Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares – CNU/ITE manual to help communities design and implements walkable, urban streets Transportation Networks – Sustainable Street Network Principles that are planned in a coherent fashion to reduce household costs, traffic injuries and greenhouse gas emissions Emergency Response and Street Design - collaboration between CNU, fire EPA to reconcile narrower streets and good emergency access.

15 CNU Initiatives Health Districts Live/Work/Walk Sprawl Retrofit Bridging health systems to healthy neighborhoods Removing obstacles to investment Restructuring and redevelopment of suburbia Rainwater in Context Integrating high-performance rainwater solutions with dense, walkable urbanism LEED-ND Partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council and Natural Resources Defense to create a system for rating and certifying green neighborhoods.

16 CNU 22: Resilient Community Buffalo, New York June 4 to 7, 2014 RESILIENT COMMUNITY: The capacity to withstand and endure despite social, environmental, community or economic change.

17 CNU 22: Resilient Community Buffalo, New York June 4 to 7, 2014 The annual Congress is the leading venue for new urbanist networking, collaboration, and education. CNU members and other interested individuals come from far and wide to discuss development practices and public policies, learn from recent innovative work, and advance new initiatives to transform our communities.

18 CNU 22: Resilient Community Buffalo, New York June 4 to 7, 2014 CNU 22 PARTNERSHIP – WHY SUPPORT THE 2014 CONGRESS? Position your firm as a leader in the movement for walkable mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. Reach thousands of new customers, decision makers, and thought leaders. Promote new urbanist products and innovations. Connect with CNUs active, energized, and growing member base. Shape the course of smarter and more sustainable development practices. Demonstrate your firms commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

19 CNU 22: Resilient Community Buffalo, New York June 4 to 7, 2014 CNU 22 PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFITS CNU offers a range of Partnership opportunities from $50,000 to $1,250 with generous benefit packages that include: Complimentary registration to CNU 21 and select ticketed sessions Complimentary CNU membership Exhibit booth at CNU 21 Onsite and pre- and post-event recognition in CNU materials including partner name listed on the CNU 21 website and promotional s with hyperlink to partners website Advertisement in the CNU 21 program Logo placement on the CNU 21 website and onsite signage Sponsorship of CNU 21 scholarship recipient registration, and Specialized benefits tailored to your organizations needs and interests.

20 CNU 22: Resilient Community Buffalo, New York June 4 to 7, 2014 CNU 22 PLEDGED PARTNERS

21 CNU 22: Resilient Community Buffalo, New York June 4 to 7, 2014 To become a CNU 21 partner or for additional information, please contact: Jad Cordes CNU 22 Local Organizing Committee Caitlin Ghoshal Congress for the New Urbanism X 17


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