Congress for New Urbanism 2012 Transportation Conference

Head to Long Beach September 9-10 to Go “Beyond Mobility”

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Registration is now open for CNU’s Transportation Summit 2012!

The summit will be held from September 9-10 inLong Beach, California, immediately preceding the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike Conference.

Transportation Summits are working meetings where CNU’s multidisciplinary network of designers, planners, engineers and other experts in the field of New Urbanism gather to create new standards and advance the practice of New Urbanist street design.  Previous meetings have initiated projects such asHighways to Boulevards, the development of the CNU/ITE Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual, the creation of theSustainable Street Network Principles and the Emergency Response and Street Design Initiative. The 2012 CNU Transportation Summit is an opportunity to directly challenge the dysfunctional Functional Classification System.

The summit will have a unique format, wherein groups will work together to confront the limitations of the Functional Classification System and strategize to implement new urbanist street design techniques that go “Beyond Mobility.” Over the day-and-a-half meeting, these working groups will collaborate to define the barriers of implementation, discuss methods of reform and lay out an immediate work plan for the next year.  Working groups will include: Transit Networks, Highway to Boulevards, Transportation Modeling Reform, Regional Policy and Alternatives to Functional Classification Reform, Transportation Reform Research Agenda, Street Vitality Index and Bikeway Networks.

And as the summit will immediately precede the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike conference, it will focus on the exchange of ideas between New Urbanists and bike and pedestrian planners.

Register now!

For more information, please contact Heather Smith, hsmith@cnu.org or 312-551-7300

For Press and Media Information contact Ben Schulman, bschulman@cnu.org

For Sponsorship Opportunities contact Jeanette Mihalek, jmihalek@cnu.org

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