August 25th: CNU Atlanta’s Brewery-Based Development Tour & Talk!

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Jul 222016

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What: Brewery-Based Development Tour & Talk with CNU Atlanta

When: August 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: BlueTarp Brewing Co., Three Taverns Brewery

Tickets: $25.00/CNU members, $35.00/non-members

If you’ve ever been to a local brewery, you already know how great they are–But did you know that they can have a pretty big impact on the surrounding community, too?

This month, CNU Atlanta is partnering with the City of Decatur to highlight how East Decatur Station developed from a former industrial node into a dense, diverse economic hub with a couple of outstanding breweries at its core. As the area continues to grow with the Avondale MARTA transit-oriented development set to break ground this fall, the East Decatur community will only continue to grow.

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Join us for an evening to learn about East Decatur Station, have great beer at BlueTarp Brewing Co. and Three Taverns Brewery, explore Global Growers’ Burundi Women’s Farm, and hear from a number of speakers including Amanda Rhein, MARTA’s Director for Transit Oriented Development, Catherine Lee of Decatur’s Downtown Development Authority, and more.

Tickets for this event are $25.00 for CNU members and $35.00 for non-members, and provide tours and free samples of BlueTarp Brewing Co. (24 oz ) & Three Taverns Craft Brewery (18 oz). Gourmet hot dogs from Doggy Dogg Atlanta are also available for pre-order; large for $8.00 or a small for $4.00.

To get to Blue Tarp Brewing Co. and East Decatur Station, ride MARTA to the Avondale MARTA Station, exit to the south bus bay, and follow the stairs or sidewalk to Sams Street–BlueTarp is right around the corner or Sams St. and E College Ave. Ride-sharing and cycling are recommended as well, but be advised, E College Ave does not have dedicated bike lanes by East Decatur Station at this time. Parking is also available at East Decatur Station next door, but it is limited and we do not advise drinking and driving from this event.

Countless thanks to our sponsors: Urban Realty Partners, City of Decatur Downtown Development Authority, East Decatur Station, and Sycamore Consulting, Inc. Please contact us at atlanta@cnu.org with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you there. Cheers!

CNU Atlanta July T3: Tiny Houses & The Missing Middle

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Jul 142016

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What: CNU Atlanta’s July T3* – Tiny Houses and the Missing Middle

When: Third Thursday of July (July 21) @ 5:30 p.m.

Where: Kronberg Wall Architects, the renovated Bearden Temple AME Church in Reynoldstown

Tiny houses have taken the nation by storm. There are at least three different television shows dedicated to the minor manors, dozens of tiny house blogs, and just as many hot takes on how tiny houses will save America’s affordable housing deficit. But they are also illegal in most places, and they’re not alone; along with duplexes, quadplexes, courtyard apartments, above-garage lofts, and granny lofts, tiny houses violate zoning codes from coast to coast. Why? And how do we change that?

Join CNU Atlanta and the Georgia Conservancy at the office of Kronberg Wall Architects, the renovated Bearden Temple AME Church in Reynoldstown, for our July T3 on Missing Middle Housing & the advent of Tiny Houses, featuring Will Johnston, Founder of Tiny House Atlanta; Robert Reed, Director of Residential and Community Sustainability Services at Southface Energy Institute; Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall Architects; Lyn Menne, Assistant City Manager of the City of Decatur; and Geoff Koski, Senior Consultant at the Bleakly Advisory Group and President of CNU Atlanta.

Register for CNU Atlanta’s July T3 here.

The Kronberg Wall Architects office is located in Reynoldstown (887 Wylie Street, Atlanta, GA 30316), a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike ride from the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station. There is limited parking on the street, so walking, biking, or carpooling is recommended. The event starts at 5:30pm with half an hour of networking before the program begins at 6:00pm.

Free Sweetwater beer will be provided courtesy of the Georgia Conservancy and we’ll have cheese, crackers, and other snacks as well. We will be limiting attendance to 100 attendees, so be sure to register early before tickets run out!

Although T3s are free for CNU Members, we ask guests to pay $5.00 in advance. This small contribution helps CNU Atlanta continue providing such programming throughout the year.

We look forward to seeing you!

*T3 (Thirsty Third Thursdays) is a monthly gathering organized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU Atlanta) for architects, planners, real estate professionals and all others who are interested in our built environment.

CNU Atlanta June T3: Detroit Download

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Jun 102016

Weren’t able to make it to CNU 24 in Detroit? Want to hear what all the buzz is about? Went, but just can’t get enough?

Join CNU Atlanta at Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown for our Third Thirsty Thursday and overview of everything that happened at the Congress, including the Charter Award our friends at Kronberg Wall Architects/Planners received for the New Orleans Jazz Market.

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Although T3’s are free for CNU Members, we ask guests to pay $5.00 in advance and $10.00 for walk-up registration (space permitting); Please note, this small fee enables us to provide free hors d’oeuvres at Steel and Kronberg Wall Architects, and helps us to maintain the program offerings throughout the year.

Registration ends on June 16th at 12:00 PM and capacity is limited, so be sure to sign up before then and please feel free to share this information with your networks.

Location: Steel Restaurant & Lounge, 950 W Peachtree St NW Ste 255, Atlanta, GA 30309
Time: 5:30-7:30
Price: Free for CNU Members//$5.00 for Non Members//$10.00 at the door

Register here!

CNU Atlanta May T3: Savannah’s Classic Southern Urbanism

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May 042016

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Please join CNU Atlanta in welcoming Eric Brown of Brown Design Studio, and the newly formed CNU-Savannah Chapter, to Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown on Thursday, May 19th for a short overview of urban growth and opportunities in historic Savannah, Georgia.

Brown Design Studio specializes in designing quality historic architecture and new urbanism projects, and is rooted in Savannah’s traditional block design in his plans in order to connect the “macro-concepts with the micro-engineering needed to implement great urbanism.” Afterwards, we’ll discuss the City of Atlanta’s efforts to modernize its zoning and what we can take away from Savannah’s example.

Although T3’s are free for CNU Members, we ask guests to pay $5.00 in advance and $10.00 for walk-up registration; this small fee will help CNU Atlanta address the cost of providing such programming throughout the year. Registration ends on May 19th at 12:00 PM, so be sure to sign up and share with your networks before then!

Register today here!

Please join CNU Atlanta for our April T3, “Streets Designed for Placemaking & Safety,” on Thursday, April 21 at the office of Kronberg Wall Architects, the renovated Bearden Temple AME Church in Reynoldstown. We will hear presentations from Heather Alhadeff, President of Center Forward, Inc., Greg Giuffrida, the Memorial Drive Corridor Executive of Central Atlanta Progress, and Eric Kronberg of KWA and CNU Atlanta.

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Please remember, we ask everyone who plans to attend to register for the event online and in advance; registration for CNU Members is free and non-member registration is only $5.00 online (ends at 12:00 PM on 4/21) or $10.00 at the door.

The Kronberg Wall Architects office is located in Reynoldstown (887 Wylie Street, Atlanta, GA 30316), a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike ride from the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station. There is limited parking on the street, so walking, biking, or carpooling is recommended. The event starts at 5:30pm with half an hour of socializing before the program begins at 6:00pm.  Sweetwater beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided courtesy of the Georgia Conservancy.

We will be limiting attendance to 100 attendees, so be sure to let your friends know and register early before tickets run out! Register today.

CNU Atlanta T3, March 15th: Will Biking and Walking in Atlanta Ever Be a Safe Bet?

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Mar 012016

As one of the largest, most spread out, and car-dependent regions in the nation, Atlanta also saw the nation’s largest growth in bike commuting from 2000 to 2010. But moving forward the region must continue to decide whether reliance on highways or an increased shift to walking, bicycling, and urban development is the path to success. While recent trends strongly support increased investment in active transportation, tragic events – including the death of Alexia Hyneman – remind us that changes need to be strategic and holistic to avoid undue risks. Can our region and our city continue this shift towards healthy, active transportation?

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Please join CNU Atlanta and the Georgia Conservancy at Kronberg Wall Architects office in the renovated Bearden Temple AME Church in Reynoldstown on Tuesday, March 15th for a special T3 featuring a presentation of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s updated regional walking and bicycling plan by Byron Rushing, Atlanta Regional Commission, and follow-up panel discussion with some of Atlanta’s premier bike and walkability experts: Becky Katz, City of Atlanta’s Chief Bicycle Officer; Sally Flocks, PEDS’ Founder and CEO; Ben Foster, Membership & Campaigns Manager for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition; and Brad Davis, Senior Planner and Project Manager at Alta Planning.

KW picThe Kronberg Wall Architects office is located in Reynoldstown, a 15 minute walk or a five minute bike ride from the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station. There is limited parking on the street, so walking, biking, or carpooling is recommended. The event starts at 5:30 with half an hour of networking before the program begins at 6:00. American Spirit Works whiskey straight from Armour Yards and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided courtesy of the Georgia Conservancy free of cost for your enjoyment. We will also be limiting attendance to 100 attendees, so be sure to register early before tickets run out!

There are two other items of note for this and future T3’s as well:

First, we are going to ask everyone who plans to attend at T3 to register for the event online and in advance. You can register for the March T3 right here. You will find the link to register in any CNU Atlanta electronic communication you receive which mentions a T3. The link to register will also be available on our website and Facebook page.

Second, although we are going to keep T3’s free for CNU members, we are asking non-members to pay $5.00 in advance and $10.00 for walk-up attendees. This small fee will help CNU Atlanta address the cost of providing such programing throughout the year.

We look forward to seeing you on March 15th and hope you are as excited to hear from this panel as we are!

Please Note: This month, T3 is on Tuesday instead of Thursday but please join us next month for our normal Thirsty Third Thursday!

Dear CNU Atlanta Members and Friends:

Beginning in March, CNU Atlanta will be trying out a few new things with our monthly T3’s. 

First, we are going to ask everyone who plans to attend at T3 to register for the event online and in advance. You will find the link to register in any CNU Atlanta electronic communication you receive which mentions a T3. The link to register will also be available on our website and FB page.

Second, although we are going to keep T3’s free for CNU members, we are going to start asking non-members to pay $5.00 to attend these events in order to help CNU Atlanta address the cost of providing such programing throughout the year.

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The $5.00 attendance fee will help us continue to have cool programs like T3’s or our Small Scale Developer Boot Camp last year.

Third, starting with Tuesday, March 15th, we are going to hold a select number of T3s at the offices of Krongberg Wall Architects in Reynoldstown in order to better accommodate what we anticipate will be slightly larger crowds. Attendance at a KWA T3 will be capped at 100 people (vs. 50 people at Steel in Midtown). Pre-registration is much appreciated!

We are grateful for your attendance and continued support of CNU Atlanta. We hope these new T3 policies will enable us to serve the Atlanta New Urbanist community more effectively and efficiently in 2016.

 

Sincerely,

 

The CNU Atlanta Board

 

 

CNU Atlanta Endorses City of Atlanta’s Initiative on Modernizing Zoning Codes

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Feb 122016

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February 18th, CNU T3: How To Effectively Engage Everyone

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Feb 122016

High Tech and High Reach: What does it take to effectively engage everyone from your local community to the city council?

Please join CNU Atlanta at Steel Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown next Thursday, Feb. 18th in welcoming Howard Lalli of HL Strategy. Howard is one of the country’s top communication experts on urban redevelopment working on some of Atlanta’s highest profile projects, including Atlantic Station, the Beltline, and Fort McPherson.

He’ll share his challenges and successes, how to use social media, and how you can never have too many community meetings!

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Where: Steel Restaurant & Bar

When: Thursday February 18th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Contact: Atlanta@cnu.org

Cost: Free!

Sign Up for CityBuilding Exchange, March 10-11 in New Orleans

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Jan 292016

Get ready! Get registered! #cbenola

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Rated by past attendees as “an exceptional value” with “a wealth of reliable information and implementable strategies,” the CityBuilding Exchange is a fast-paced program designed for community decision-makers.

The focus of the CityBuilding Exchange is on the fiscal and economic consequences of city-building options – development, transportation, parking, housing, retail, codes, vitality and nightlife management, new town center design for suburban areas, architecture and city identity.

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Early Registration for the March 10-11 CityBuilding Exchange ends on February 16th. Tickets are $395 ($495 after February 16th) and the speaker roster is excellent, including Joe Minicozzi and Andrés Duany. Check out the agenda here.

Dates: March 10-11

Location: Entrepreneurs Row, 220 Camp Street, 2nd Floor Ballroom
New Orleans, Louisiana

Registration: $395 until Feb. 16th, $495 after Feb. 16th.

Register now!

For more information on the CityBuilding Exchange, click here.

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