Program: 202s

What is a 202 course? | 202s are advanced learning courses held during CNU’s annual Congresses. These sessions include high-level instruction that goes beyond that of a typical breakout session. 202 courses are longer—lasting three to four hours—and more in-depth than breakout sessions.

Why should I attend a 202 course? | 202s go beyond basic lessons, and serve as “how-to” instruction on a variety of planning and architecture-related topics. People attend these courses to gain advanced skills in areas such as traffic and retail techniques, SmartCode calibration, and policy implementation. 202 courses are much more personal than breakout sessions, and are hands-on and interactive.

How much do 202s cost? | Before April 24, 2013, each course is $135 for CNU members and $205 for non-members. After this date, each course is $155 for CNU members and $225 for non-members.

Wednesday | May 29, 2013

Thursday | May 30, 2013

* Indicates ticketed session.




202A: Incremental TOD Strategies *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5 AIA Health, Safety and Welfare Credits
5.5 AICP CM Credits

Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Utah is home to one of the fastest expanding rail networks in the United States. Salt Lake City and its surrounding communities have identified many locations for innovative transit oriented development, connecting great urban design with parking management, economic development and land use regulations. This 202 will focus on the Sugar House Streetcar line, connecting TODs located in South Salt Lake City and the neighborhood of Sugar House in Salt Lake City. Participants will visit locations along the Sugar House line in the morning with local experts, stopping along the way to speak with business owners and site engineers focusing on land use and learning how to successfully design and implement transit oriented development.

This session will extend until 1:30 p.m. to include a lunchtime best practices lecture followed by an interactive TOD corridor redesign working group hosted by Jeff Tumlin and Terry Shook.

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association
**Please note this session is from 8:30a-2:00p**

Kerry Doane, Transportation Engineer, Fehr & Peers - Salt Lake Office

Terry Shook, FAIA, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley, Inc.

Soren Simonsen, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal and Executive Officer, Community Studio

Jeff Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates




202B: Understanding the Numbers: Developer and Planning Training *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits
Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Learning the mechanics of real estate development is easier than getting your LEED AP Certification. Understanding the numbers and being able to talk about money are important skills for a New Urban generalist.

Attendees will see how the project pro forma is used to test the feasibility, risks and profitability of a project from the early conceptual stage through the development of detailed budgets and financing proposals.

Pro forma spreadsheet templates will be provided for a basic land development project and for the development and construction of smaller scale apartment buildings, simple commercial buildings, and small mixed-use buildings.

Participants will learn how to put together common deal frameworks and how to present projects to likely investors and lenders. Spreadsheet templates will be provided for a Sources and Uses of Funds Statement and Loan Request Summary.
*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

R. John Anderson, Principal, Anderson Kim Architecture + Urban Design

Andrew Frey, Attorney, Akerman Senterfitt

Frank Starkey, President, Longleaf Development Co.




202C: Urban Design: The Architecture of Affordability *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 12:00PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits


Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

New Urbanism has often been criticized because of the inherent problem of Gentrification – fix up the neighborhood and Poof! Push out the poor….! From architectural details to the neighborhood scale, these leading practitioners have taken these issues head on – and with great success. They will share what is new about Affordability (whether “a” or “A”); and what the New Economy has taught them through their (mostly) built works of the (mostly) past five years.

We new urbanists are a principled bunch. Practicing in our "new economy" is teaching us how to uphold the principles while we develop communities with an eye toward making affordability more main stream. From their varied experiences, architects Gorlin and Powers will share how they’ve done it. Gorlin will present his Nehemiah Spring Creek project, NYC’s largest-yet affordable housing project. Powers will share from Union Studio's cutting edge high-rise affordability in downtown Providence, RI. Developer Hana Eskra will provide a seasoned eye after many years in creating affordable neighborhoods – with a new Florida focus on the much-ballyhooed HUD program for “Choice Neighborhoods.” Builder Giovanni Palladino will offer the perspective from Habitat for Humanity for neighborhood revitalization in Newburgh, NY. Watkins will add his perspective as a planner and town architect. Lizz Plater-Zyberk will challenge all speakers with some insightful questions before opening the discussion to the audience.

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Hana Eskra, Florida Market President, Gorman & Company

Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, Principal, Alexander Gorlin Architects

Steve J. Maun, President, Leyland Alliance

Giovanni Palladino, Vice President Design Development, Leyland Alliance LLC

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Donald Powers, AIA, Leed AP, Founding Partner, Union Studio, Architecture & Community Design

Michael Watkins, AIA, AICP, NCARB, LEED AP, CNU-A, Architect, Michael Watkins Architect, LLC




202D: Accelerating Retrofit *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits


Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

The role of design in suburban retrofit, though still being integrated, is pretty well understood by practitioners.
Numerous other tools, however, are also being deployed by localities to stimulate the redevelopment of urban and suburban areas. This 202 session will examine these tools and consider their design consequences as well as their appropriateness at different points on the transect. Among the tools to be examined are street art, public art, designated redevelopers, ecodistricts and financing mechanisms. Leading practitioners in each of these areas will describe these tools in online presentations and then provide summaries to begin the session. Session participants will then apply the tools to different real world projects and then conclude with a discussion of the tool challenges and benefits in different transect sectors.

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology

Richard Martz, Vice President, Live Work Learn Play

Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Galina Tachieva, AICP, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Principal, Architect + Urbanist

June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture - Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York/CUNY




202E: SmartCode Calibration Workshop *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ration Workshop *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4 AIA Health Safety & Welfare Credits
4 AICP CM Credits
Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

The best way to learn form-based code writing is to just do it. So get your dancing shoes on, and get ready to Calibrate Good Times, C'mon!

Despite the fact that sprawl is bad for the environment, economy, and society, it is difficult to finance and zone mixed-use, walkable, and diverse projects. A total overhaul of suburban zoning practices is required for an effective sprawl intervention. To overcome the difficulties related to building and maintaining auto-centric places, governments have started adopting form-based codes. This 202 trains participants in the basics of writing a form-based code to legalize high-performance local character.

In just four hours of this hands-on technical workshop, we will complete an accelerated version of what normally takes a few months. We'll study base maps, complete field research, calibrate the open-source SmartCode code framework for a study area, compare the new T-zoning with the existing code, and sketch out a transect-based regulating plan. Four teams led by experienced code calibrators will calibrate T4, T5, and T6 in our plan and code.

To make this feasible, we'll meet with participants virtually before the CNU to examine the Salt Lake Transect, take a virtual walk through T4, T5, and T6, and run Susan's Synoptic Survey ap for each T-Zone. We'll start the on-site workshop armed with this virtual walking tour to begin our whirlwind calibration. For the iPad-packing keeners who own Bento, download the Synoptic Survey ap.

This interactive workshop will assume participants are familiar with the model SmartCode. Additional preparatory material will be provided in the month prior to CNU 21, including sample Synoptic Surveys, guides for calibration, existing zoning ordinance and maps, and study area data. Guest appearances from Andrés Duany and Stefanos Polyzoides will warn 202'ers about land mines and missing links.

Hazel Borys, Managing Principal, PlaceMakers

Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Susan Henderson, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC

Matthew Lambert, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists




202F: Tactical Urbanism *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 2:00PM - 5:00PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits
Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Improving the livability of our towns and cities commonly starts at the street, block, or building scale. While large scale efforts do have their place, incremental, small-scale improvements are increasingly viewed as an intelligent way to stage sustained investments in the built environment. This approach to city-making, called “tactical urbanism,” allows a host of local actors to iteratively test new concepts before making long-term political and financial commitments. Sometimes sanctioned, sometimes not, tactical urbanism is, as Nabeel Hamdi says, planning without the preponderance of plans.

In this 202 workshop, Mike Lydon, lead author of Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action, Long-term Change Vol.1 and Vol. 2 will be joined by leading tacticians to share insight into what Planetizen and Urban Times named one of the top planning trends of 2012. Beyond presenting an overview of the history, trends, and leading case studies, workshop leaders will train participants to undertake their own tactical urbanism initiatives, from ideation to funding, implementation to evaluation.

Erin Barnes, Executive Director/Co-Founder, ioby

Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative

Thomas Pacello, Project Manager, Memphis Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team

Jason Roberts, President, Oak Cliff Transit Authority

Ian Wolfe Ross, Principal, City Design Collective




202G: New Trends for Sustainable Urban Retail *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits

Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Proven principles of retail development can combine with best practices of New Urbanism, Smart Growth and architectural design to create successful, competitive mixed-use urban commercial centers. The program will focus on market demographics for retailers, restaurants, and shopping center typologies, including the impact of consumer psychographics and techniques for creating place-based brands.

Instructors will discuss how to program, plan, and design competitive retail in historic downtowns, underperforming shopping centers and new developments as well as repairing failed suburban centers. They will cover: market research, branding, national retailer criteria, site-selection, streetscape, store planning, signage, tenant mix, merchandising plans, leasing, anchors' roles and successful new urban planning techniques, design criteria, parking, site planning, and developer requirements. The course will review the synergy among residential, office, civic and governmental land uses and retailer performance, and discuss vertical integration of nonretail uses and the integration of big-box discount retailers in cities and new town centers.
*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Jane Grabowski-Miller, ASLA, CNU-A, Vice President Design Development, Erdman Development Group

Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists

Terry Shook, FAIA, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley, Inc.

Yaromir Steiner, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner + Associates




202H: Streets of Gold: High Value via Walkable Urban Thoroughfare Design *

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits

Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Communities are more interested than ever in walkable towns and cities. Four reasons routinely emerge justifying design for the pedestrian environment: Economic Viability; Personal Health, Quality of Life and Environmental Sustainability. In today’s Economic Downturn, where job creation is vital, a walkable urban context has proven a strong indicator for higher economic value. In some cases walkable streets generate twice the value of standard sprawl development patterns.

The best document available on how to develop great walkability in your community is the ITE/CNU Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares report. Come hear experts explain the details and answer your hard questions about walkable street design. If you are finally serious about this vital subject, answers are rapidly emerging. Examples of successful and older unsuccessful implementation will be presented. Examples from El Paso, Texas; Seaside, Florida; Ranson, WV and others will be discussed. Implementation of the ITE Report will be a key focus of the session.

Janet Attarian, Project Director, Streetscape & Urban Design, City of Chicago

Nora Beck, Associate Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Bola Delano, Deputy Director,
Office of Planning & Programming, IDOT - Illinois Department of Transportation


Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Richard Hall, P.E., President, Hall Planning & Engineering Inc.

Mathew McElroy, AICP, CNU-A, Deputy Director, Planning & Economic Development, City of El Paso, TX

Rock Miller, P.E. , P.T.O.E., Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering, Stantec




202I: Art Room Double Works


Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits

Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Are you interested in learning graphic visualization techniques directly from some of the New Urbanism’s leading practitioners? Here’s your chance! These two exciting workshops run concurrently, providing studio style hands-on instruction in traditional hand painting and digital photomontage techniques.

1. Watercolor: Composition and Technique
David Csont, ASAI - Urban Design Associates
James Dougherty, ASAI – Dover, Kohl & Partners

Watercolor painting bridges the gap between information and artistry. You’ll learn how to begin with a quick sketch and value study to develop a strong composition, and then how to use a simplified palette of watercolors for maximum effect in your painting. A materials list will be provided so participants can follow along step-by-step.

2. Photo-Realistic Before and After Sequences in Photoshop
Steve Price - UrbanAdvantage

Learn to construct a convincing change-over-time transformation in Photoshop. Techniques covered will include: placing architecture, creating realistic shadows, adding paving and roadway markings in perspective, placing trees, and other tricks of the trade. Attendees are requested to please bring a laptop with Photoshop CS5 or later installed in order to follow along with each step of the process. (Photoshop CS6 is available for a free 30 day trial from Adobe's website.) All needed workshop files will be provided for attendees to load onto their computers.

David Csont, Architectural Illustrator, Urban Design Associates

James Dougherty, Director of Design, Dover, Kohl & Partners Planning

Steve Price, Owner, Illustrator, Urban Advantage Inc.




202J: Deal Making and Activation: “The LWLP Way” *

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 AIA Credits
3 AICP CM Credits
Full details on speakers, course agenda, registration and the 202 Public Square

Nothing has a more catalytic impact on the short-term and long-lasting success of your New Urbanist projects than a vibrant town center filled with unique restaurants, destination retailers and the right, services and civic amenities. This remains true for the overall vitality of downtowns, waterfront districts, college towns and recreationally based resort communities.

Achieving real activation does not happen by accident – it is the product of very deliberate commercial planning, programming, targeted marketing and the ability to attract the best in class tenants and operators. Most importantly it is about the ability to execute sales and leasing deals combined with effective community events & festivities and daily rituals program to ensure the long-term viability, marketability and success of your place.

Come learn how to identify, negotiate and close the right deals that will ensure economic and experiential success of your projects and neighbourhoods – whether during times of recession or boom.

Note: Attendees will be provided with a complimentary copy of LiveWorkLearnPlay’s soon to be released deal making toolkit – Deal Making and Activation: “The LWLP Way”.

*Cosponsored by the National Town Builders Association

Richard Martz, Vice President, Live Work Learn Play

John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism

Rob Spanier, Partner & Principal, LiveWorkLearnPlay