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Upcoming Events

Density Without Urbanism / Urbanism Without Density 
CNU DC Council
Friday March 31, 2023 6:00pm - Sunday April 2, 2023 6:00pm

At its worst, urban density has been reduced to the simplistic definition of high-rise living, now blindly adopted by global cities as the way forward. Ingenious lessons in balancing urban density with public life seen in traditional human habitats worldwide remain marginalized and ignored. The human habitat, with its many variables, has been reduced to a hyper-simplistic formula of increasing density.

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Hosted by The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) DC Chapter, a weekend-long Council about the complex issues communities and cities are facing regarding the balance of density and urbanism. A renowned group of speakers will address differing perspectives on this topic during panel presentations and discussions. The 3-day event will conclude on Sunday with tours of several DC Neighborhoods by local architects and planners. 


March 31st

April 1st


April 2nd

6:00pm - 9:00pm

9:00am - 7:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Opening Remarks and Reception


Urbanism/Density Presentations & Discussions

Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Washington DC: Height, Affordable Housing, & Development

Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Tour of Projects in DC by Local Architects


Collection 14 - A Charter Award-Winning Building

1400 W Street NW

Washington, DC 20009


New Year, New Urbanism!
Happy Hour 1/25/23
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Check out Dhiru Thadani's pen and ink drawing exhibit

Dhiru Thadani, Chair of the CNU DC Board is having an exhibit of his pen & ink drawings of Washington DC.  During the second year of the pandemic he made 26 drawings of his favorite moments in the city, one for each letter of the alphabet.  


The exhibit of select drawings will be on display at the Den Cafe gallery at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW from July 3 to 30.


There is an accompanying publication,  Washington Drawings: Abe to Zoo that includes all 26 pen & ink drawings along with text providing context and history of the subject.  Framed prints are available for sale.

Place, Urban Design, and Reconstruction

Two of the most important cities in Ukraine— Kyiv and Odesa—are currently under attack. Matthew Bell, FAIA presents historic analysis, and leads discussion of the principal architecture and urban design features of these cities with particular focus on the rebuilding of Kyiv after World War II.

Who: Matthew Bell, FAIA—Principal, Perkins Eastman—Professor, University of Maryland—CNU DC Board Member

When: Wednesday, July 20 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where: District Architecture Center, 421 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

RSVP: Registration required. Visit AIA DC -- This event is limited to 60 attendees

$10 for Students

$15 for AIA, Assoc. AIA & DAC Members

$25 for Non-Members

Credits: 1.5 LUs

Please note: You must attend the entire session to receive continuing education credit.

Our City.


​Our Town.

2019 KEA Colloquium
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