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Brian Wright, Next Generation for the New Urbanism FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
301-980-2373, brian@... Friday, April 16, 2004
Next Generation of New Urbanists First Annual Congress
Young planners, developers, architects, environmentalists and others involved in decisions surrounding the built and natural environment will convene on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Palmer Hilton House in Chicago to map out the future agenda of the Next Generation for the New Urbanism (NGNU). Conceived in June 2003 at last year�s CNU Congress in Washington
D.C., the NGNU now boats over 100 members on three continents and several active regional chapters. The NGNU provides a network for professionals as well as students entering the field of New Urbanism. The intent of this summer�s Congress is to further define the purpose and objectives of the organization, while also providing an opportunity for members from across the country to meet.
The Congress for the New Urbanism, best known for its visionary effort to reform suburban development and promote better regions, towns and neighborhoods, is based on an urban planning philosophy that calls for the creation of walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods rather than sprawling, single-use developments. The NGNU intends to support the goals and principles of the CNU Charter, while looking 20 years down the road and refining the practice of New Urbanism to meet future needs. As stated in the Manifesto of the Next Generation, "The ultimate goal of the Next Generation is to ensure the continuing success of the New Urbanism and its Charter by preparing its members for the future."
The format of the Next Generation Congress is designed to foster open communication and the exchange of ideas. Invited keynote speakers John Norquist, President and CEO of the CNU, and James Kunstler, author ofGeography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere, will offer their vision for the Next Generation and share the perspective of the founders of the New Urbanism. The morning will begin with opening remarks from Next Generation Founder Brian Wright of Duany Plater~Zyberk & Company. Members of the D.C. and Boston chapters of the Next Generation will also provide updates on local chapter status. The remainder of the program will be dedicated to interactive discussion, led by Jennifer Hurley, Principal and CEO of Hurley, Franks & Associates. A technique called "open space technology" will be employed to draw participants into small group discussions surrounding topics which will be decided during the workshop.
To register for the Next Generation Congress, please visit the website at cnunextgen.org.
For more information on the national Next Generation list serve, contact Russell Preston at russellpreston@....
For additional information, contact Brian Wright, Director, Next Generation for the New Urbanism, at 301-980-2373 or brian@....