CNU is Calling all Interested Volunteers and Urbanists

[This was passed along by Jerremy Foss, helping to organize CNU 28.]


The Congress for the New Urbanism will be hosting the 28th annual Congress in June of 2020 in the Twin Cities, so it is not too early to begin organizing ourselves to prepare for this exciting event.  Come join the CNU 28 steering committee for a happy hour gathering to learn more about the upcoming Congress while supporting a local brewery and food truck vendor.  Discussion will include interests in volunteering on one of our various committees to help plan the event, or just come to have good conversation with fellow new urbanists.

Below is the event information and a link to RSVP.  Hope to see you there!

Date:  Thursday,April 18th, 2019

Event Location:  Dual Citizen Brewing Company, 725 Raymond Ave, St Paul, MN 55114

Event Time:  5:30pm-7:30pm

RSVP using the following link:

Questions to consider before you arrive:

  • 1)      The theme of the 2020 Congress is the Promise of the Public Realm:  Community, Equity, Voice.  What does this mean to you?
  • 2)    Where do you see urbanism exemplified?  This could be a place, policy, person, community, organization, etc.
  • 3)    What places or projects would benefit from an injection of New Urbanism?
  • 4)    How can we impact or address equity in the conference?  What issues are we grappling with and what successes could we show off?

If you cannot make this event but are interested in future discussions and/or volunteering please complete the following sign-up so that we can add you to our contact list:

Image005From Dinkytown to Lowertown, from Rondo to Beltrami, from Summit Hill to Linden Hills, Saint Paul and Minneapolis are cities of neighborhoods, graced by parks and lakes.  Known for collaborative governance and diverse cultures, the Twin Cities vibrate with life and creativity. With the highest-rated parks and open space system in America, Minneapolis also has an energetic poetry and spoken-word community and eclectic music scene. Saint Paul off­ers a robust bike network, a treasure trove of historic architecture, and a warm welcome for new Americans alongside long-time residents.

Both cities showcase the possibilities for great urbanism, including planning innovations, a vibrant public realm, and an ambitious push toward more transportation choices.  Join us in the Twin Cities for the 28th annual Congress for the New Urbanism.  Engage in dialogue and debate about collaborative partnerships, catalytic public investment, advances in equity, and pressing development challenges in the urban center of America’s heartland.


Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.