Announcing the 2016 CNU Colorado Charter Awards

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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is a non-profit organization that promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. We believe that cities should be designed for people and should respect human scale and encourage human interaction. The first ever CNU-Colorado Charter Awards honor projects that are designed in this spirit and make Colorado a more livable place.

The CNU-Colorado Charter Awards honor a select number of winners across four categories:

  • Best Built Project in Colorado
  • Best Unbuilt Project in Colorado
  • Best Tactical Urbanism or Urban Intervention Project in Colorado
  • Best Student Project in Colorado

A jury of distinguished designers, architects, planners, and engineers from Colorado and beyond will review the entries and select the winners. Winning projects are recognized for their excellence in fulfilling and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism (http://www.cnu.org/charter) in a Colorado-specific context.

Important Dates:

  • July 1, 2016 – Announce 2016 Awards
  • August 10, 2016 – Submission Period Closes (Extended Deadline!)
  • August 26, 2016 – Jury Decision Announced
  • September 22, 2016 – Awards Ceremony in Pueblo, CO at the Annual Downtown Colorado Inc. Conference

Learn more about the CNU Colorado Charter Awards and how to apply!

Beer Urbanism: How Craft Breweries are Contributing to the Vitality of our Beloved Denver Neighborhoods

DON’T MISS THIS FUN AND FREE EVENT!!!

JUNE 29TH @ DIEBOLT BREWING CO. – 5:30-7:30PM

3855 Mariposa Street, Denver, CO 80211

Speakers and Panelists include:

Steve Kurowski, Manager of Colorado Brewers Guild

Raphael Espinosa, Councilman of Denver’s District 1

Neighborhood Brewery Reps from: Diebolt Breweing Co., Call to Arms Brewing Co., Factotum Brewhouse, and Bruz Beers

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By now, Denverites are well aware of the Craft Brew scene. It’s become a state-wide tourism feature and many of the originals have outgrown their start-up spaces. Many breweries have chosen to locate in former industrial areas that are “up-and-coming,” but what about the new breweries that are choosing to locate within the fabric of our beloved Denver neighborhoods? Why did they choose their location? What are they doing to contribute to the neighborhoods? Are people choosing to live within neighborhoods that have amenities such as small, craft breweries? Have local breweries spurred other economic development in our neighborhoods? What are the issues they’ve had to overcome? Come hear from some of our Northwest Denver neighborhood breweries for answers to these questions and more!
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See event poster for additional information details.

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Following the 4:30pm walking tour of the Midtown community, this esteemed panel discussion will focus on “resilient urbanism” pertaining to the communities of Bradburn, Midtown & Aria – all innovative for their time.  Resilient urbanism is a collaboration among multiple disciplines that explores a wide spectrum of topics related to what makes resilience in urban contexts unique: housing and land challenges, equity, density, governance, construction markets, place-making, and other characteristics related to the unpredictable and ever-changing urban environment.  The provocative discussion will further highlight a variety of contexts, time frames, and scales directly related to these three progressive Colorado neighborhoods.

Also, following the panel discussion will be the CNU Colorado Charter Awards Ceremony.  Food & drinks provided!  Don’t miss it!

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Introducing the CNU Colorado Charter Awards

submission-booklet_template.keyThe Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is a non-profit organization that promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. We believe that cities should be designed for people and should respect human scale and encourage human interaction. The first ever CNU-Colorado Charter Awards honor projects that are designed in this spirit and make Colorado a more livable place.

The CNU-Colorado Charter Awards honor a select number of winners across four categories:

  • Best Built Project in Colorado
  • Best Unbuilt Project in Colorado
  • Best Tactical Urbanism or Urban Intervention Project in Colorado
  • Best Student Project in Colorado

A jury of distinguished designers, architects, planners, and engineers from Colorado and beyond will review the entries and select the winners. Winning projects are recognized for their excellence in fulfilling and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism (http://www.cnu.org/charter) in a Colorado-specific context.

Important Dates (Updated as of January, 2015):

  • November 8th, 2014 – Submission Period Opens
  • March 10th, 2015 – Submission Period Closes (Deadline!)
  • March 14th, 2015 – Jury meets
  • Awards Ceremony (awards announced): Mid-March/early-April, in Denver, CO

Learn more about the CNU Colorado Charter Awards and how to apply