We've been busy. 


CNUdc is always hosting events and tours.  Here's a quick review of some of our major activities and re-occurring events.  For upcoming activities, please check our Facebook page.

Louisville, Kentucky
June 12 - 15, 2019

The Congress is the premier national placemaking event, convening 1500+ diverse, interdisciplinary urbanists and placemakers from all 50 states and around the globe to exchange ideas, explore urban places, work alongside residents, and learn in the field. 

The Wharf: Urban Waterfront Transformation and Placemaking
May 17, 2019

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) DC Chapter and The Wharf organized an all-day symposium and tour of this stellar addition to DC’s waterfront. A renowned group of speakers involved in the project addressed the history of the site, design and planning, development, placemaking strategies, community engagement, and sustainability.


The event included multiple panels, lunch, and a site tour for participants. 

2019 KEA Colloquium
April 5-6, 2019


Although awareness of the value of quality urban form has been growing in recent decades, given the contemporary “context”, are current imperatives of more beautiful and welcoming habitats increasingly being considered just “frosting on the cake”, obscured by way more substantial “problems” and “solutions”? This colloquium is intended to focus on the nature of the present urban predicament, offering different opinions on this matter and how a curriculum in architecture/urban design should be shaped to address it. ln addition, it focused on how to prepare tomorrow’s architects and urban designers to address the “immediate issues of our age” from climate change to social inequity, affordable housing and technological innovation in a variety of physical contexts.

Networking Happy Hour
April 16, 2019


CNUdc held their monthly happy hour at The Wharf, a new waterfront development along the Potomac River in Washington D.C., with restaurants, retailers, residences and businesses. 

Annual Meeting
April 9, 2019


At our annual meeting, held at Perkins Eastman's office in DC, we welcomed our new board members and touched upon exciting upcoming events, including The Wharf Symposium and Tour and the annual congress in Louisville, Kentucky.


The DC Office of Planning Interim Director Andrew Trueblood joined us for a short discussion to explain the work that the Office of Planning does and facilitated a conversation on planning and placemaking.

20x20 Presentations

Once a quarter we get together with our members and offer them a chance to tell us about their latest projects, research topics and more.  They are each given six and a half minutes and 20 PowerPoint slides to talk about anything their heart desires.  


We've had presentations on:

  • what Sesame Street taught us;

  • the Un-Charter;

  • the History of CNU;

  • how does tech work for city planning;

  • Economic Development 101;

  • how cars took over the world;

  • Downtown Bethesday Plan; and

  • the history of belly dancing.


Would you like to present?  Email your board to sign up for the next session.

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