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01 Featured Session: The Many Faces of Agricultural Urbanism
02 Featured Session: How Do We Know When Urban Agriculture is Working?
03 Featured 202:...NU 202 C- SmartCode Calibration SWAT Team (Sustainability with Applied Transect
04 Featured Tour: See Madison by Water- Tour 14

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REASON #3: Capture the Value...

Just as urban living retains more value than its sprawled-out counterpart,
CNU 19: Growing Local offers more intellectual bang for buck than any other conference around. In these austere times, the value imparted by the ideas shared at CNU 19 carry more worth than ever.

Where else can one hear speakers such as Will Allen, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, get hands-on experience about urban-ag practices in numerous breakout sessions and 202s, all the while participating in events such as the AuthentiCITY Design Competition (competition deadline extended till May 9th; details here) and CNU Salons?

And the intellectual worth isn't the only value you realize by attending CNU 19. Madison is centrally located with travel options into Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago all affordable and convenient. See below for the average airfares from select cities to all three Madison-centric airports, and click on the following links for easy bus connections from the Milwaukee and Chicago airports.

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Plus, in a special offer for CNU 19 attendees this year, those who register at the Monana Terrace Hilton will receive free wireless internet during the duration of their stay, and most exciting of all, will automatically qualify for a chance to be upgraded to a 2-bedroom suite. The winner will be announced the week of the Congress!

Register now and get ready to engage in Madison, WI, June 1-4:    
Featured Session: The Many Faces of Agricultural Urbanism

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Exploring how urban agriculture fits within the paradigm of New Urbanism, Andres Duany will focus on the shared language and visuals of each discipline, and illustrate how they complement one another.


Jerry Tinianow of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission will respond and describe one of the nation's first regional food system plans and show how HUD's Sustainable Communities Initiative is supporting a neighborhood-level planning project to bring agricultural urbanism to a central-city neighborhood.


A Short Video about MORPC's Weinland Park project, via Jerry Tinianow
A Short Video about MORPC's Weinland Park project, via Jerry Tinianow
Andr�s Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Christina Miller, LEED AP, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Jerry Tinianow, Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Featured Session: How Do We Know When Urban Agriculture is Working? 

Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

1.25 AIA Credits. Please check back for updates on AICP Credits


How do we evaluate urban agriculture in its various forms, and what sort of data are needed? Does urban agriculture deal only with food production? What of the broader agenda of who eats the food, whether food is affordable, nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate? Do we engage questions of farmer profitability, and the stability and suitability of soil, water and other resources? This session will also explore evaluation measures commonly used by urban planners and their relevance to urban agriculture.  


This panel also explores the orientation and motivations of urban agriculture. Much of agriculture deals with "food, fiber, and fuel" as outputs. Does urban agriculture envision producing all of these outputs, or does it principally aim to produce food?



Margaret Krome, Policy Program Director, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute 

Alfonso Morales, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Urban and Regional Planning Department 

Samina Raja, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning 



Featured 202: NU 202 C- SmartCode Calibration SWAT Team (Sustainability with Applied Transect)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This is a hands-on, feet-moving workshop. In just three hours, we will attempt what normally takes three days - study base maps, calibrate the open-source SmartCode model code for a study area, sketch out a transect-based regulating plan, and compare the new T-zoning with the existing code. Three teams led by experienced code calibrators will hit the ground to calibrate (measure, photograph) one Transect Zone in Madison, so we end up with T3, T4, and T5 in our plan and code. The best way to learn SmartCode calibration is to just do it. Techniques learned here can be applied to any form-based code.


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Judith I. Bell, CNU, LEED, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Susan Henderson, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC
Andrew Zitofsky, LEED AP, Project Director, Dover Kohl & Partners


Featured Tour: See Madison by Water- Tour 14

Friday, June 3, 2011 | 10:45 AM - 1:45 PM
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Explore Madison's signature, panoramic view from the lake, and note the inspiration that informed Wright's Monona Terrace, Wes Peters' Monona Basin and Nolen's Grand Esplanade and Grand Mall. This cruise (limited to 65) includes lunch and features local historian and Coast Guard captain Don Sanford. Sanford will discuss how the beauty of Monona, with the backdrop of Wisconsin's Capitol, brought forth bold vision in urban planning to dramatically enhance the city's impressive natural assets.

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Don Sanford, Local Historian, Author, Professional Captain, On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota