NextGen Pub Crawl Schedule #CNU24

Wednesday June 8

7:30 PM – Early Bird Location with dinner at Mudgies or Batch Brewing
8:30 PM – Batch Brewing Company (Porter and 8th) 1400 Porter St
9:45 PM – McShanes (Michigan and Trumbull) 1460 Michigan Ave
11:00 PM – Sugar House (Michigan and 14th) 2130 Michigan Ave
12:00 AM – Crawl heads back to hotel area
Late Night – Closing – Nemo’s (Michigan and 8th) 1384 Michigan Ave

The Map

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#CNU24 NextGen Schedule

Wednesday June 8
8p Corktown Pub Crawl A CNU tradition! Meet from the CNU reception at The Fillmore and head to Corktown on the westside of downtown. See here for details & the map!
Thursday June 9
7:00 AM Running With Urbanists Join Victor Dover and John Simmerman on a morning run around town! This no-drop run will be no more than 4 miles, and will get you back to the hotel in plenty of time for morning sessions. Meet at the Hillton Garden Inn
6:00-7:30 PM Big Ideas, Small Projects Happy Hour Short Presentations: Sponsored by Issue Media Group, Key Public Strategies, IncDev Alliance Detroit Beer Company
6-8:00 PM City Lobby Join us in the parlor for urban exchange! Thursdays 6pm in Detroit. Hosted by Claire Nelson & Wayne Ramocan. Locals & travelers welcome! @urbanconsulate Urban Consulate 4470 Second Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
8:30-9:30 PM Transect-based Fashion Show Transect-based Fashion Show is back for the second year in a row–brought to you by Do Tank DC, the same crew who is partly (ir)responsible for Cards Against Urbanity. Gem Theatre
8:30 PM Code Hacking Confidential Top 5 code hacks for Zoning and Building Code workaround by practioners Detroit Beer Co.
9:30 PM Cards Against Urbanity Back for more and with new cards for CNU 24 Detroit Beer Co.
9:30-10:30 PM CNU Fellow Talent Show Comedians, magicians, snake charmers, dancers, musicians, storytellers whose talents celebrate urbanism. Gem Theatre
Friday June 10
7:00 AM Running With Urbanists Another early AM run with Victor Dover & John Simmerman Meet at the Hillton Garden Inn
8:15 AM Small Developer Meetup Catch breakfast first and head to the meetup to expand your network and reduce your learning curve. Seasoned developers, come and help rookies avoid your mistakes! Cadillac Cafe @ the Detroit Opera House
7:00 – 8:15 PM Pecha Kecha Night PechaKucha Detroit (PKD) is partnering with CNU to celebrate creative and business-minded talent in Detroit and beyond that may not otherwise have an outlet to share their inspirations & creations Detroit Beer Co.
8p Deep Dive Detroit: Dinner & Dialogue
CNU Edition!
Tickets: $75pp

Please join us for a special evening of robust conversation over dinner at the new Urban Consulate in Detroit. Led by community planner Lauren Hood of Live6 Alliance, Dinner & Dialogue allows conference attendees the opportunity to discuss the Detroit story with actual Detroiters.

Urban Consulate 4470 Second Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
8:30 PM – 10:00PM Debate Night A hardcore mashup of Oxford Debating meets American Idol. Match-ups to be announced soon. Detroit Beer Co.
10:00 PM CNU 24 activity: Dance Party Placemakers | Farr Dance Party Level 2
Friday Night

Just Open to Everyone!

Harmonie Park Concerts Series Need details but Harmonie Park (right in the middle of the conference venues) has a summer music concert series Harmonie Park

Pop-Up Workshop Room: No Appt. Needed for #CNU23

Adolphus – French Room / Open Invitation / Please stop by!

Need expert advice on a plan, project, or code you’re working on? Could another set of eyes and a fresh perspective help to better align your project with New Urbanist principles? No sign up required.

Need a workspace? Want to hang out and meet Next Gen’ers? The Adolphus Hotel’s French Room is Open!

Stop by and say “hi” – or, if you’d like to learn more about NextGen activities, email: Download the Full Schedule here:

Debates and Late Show with @StrongTowns #CNU23

EVENT: Friday Night @ Grand Ballroom during CNU.

NextGen Debates are returning to their edgy roots.

Loud music: check.
Audience voting: check.
Snarky panel: check.

It’s a hardcore mashup of Oxford Debating meets American Idol hosted by NextGen’r Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns. We need contestants to debate the following propositions:

1) In the United States today, cities should be using height limits to improve their development pattern
2) Auto-based New Urbanism was a mistake
3) Sprawl Retrofit is a pleasant concept, but is not a viable solution to widespread sprawl

If you would like to be in the debates, nominate yourself by emailing Chuck at and letting him know which proposition you want in on and whether you support or oppose it. Only two of the three will be chosen so make your case to be one of the contestants.

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Second Annual Rookie Developers Breakfast #CNU23

Event during CNU.

Second Annual Rookie Developers Breakfast #CNU23

A gathering of developers and aspiring developers interested in building smaller scale/incremental urban projects. Rookies, come and find a mentor, expand your network, and reduce your learning curve! Seasoned developers, come and help rookies avoid your mistakes.

Friday – Location TBA – Stay Tuned.

Download the Full NextGen Schedule here.

Cards Against Urbanity #CNU23

Event: Cards Against Urbanity Game Night. Check schedule (below download) for updates.

A new game is sweeping the New Urbanist community, Cards Against Urbanity. Join the creators – GreaterPlaces and DoTankDC – to play a few rounds and test your urban vocabulary. Cards Against Urbanity pokes fun at planners, architects, and urbanists in a less offensive but still hilariously irreverent spin on Cards Against Humanity, “the party game for horrible people.”

Adolphus Lobby. 2pm & onwards.

Download the Full NextGen Schedule here.

The Run! #CNU23

Event: 7am-8am! Meet in front of Adolphus Hotel. Check schedule for more details.

Experience Dallas at street level. Join Victor Dover and John Simmerman on a morning run around town! This no-drop run will be no more than 4 miles, and will get you back to the hotel in plenty of time for morning sessions. If you’d like to join and casually bike alongside, BYOBike. 7am-8am! Meet in front of Adolphus Hotel.

Also, don’t drink too much at the Pub Crawl or this will be a difficult event.

Download the Full NextGen Schedule here.

Pub Crawl #CNU23 #CNUNextGen

Wednesday! Pub Crawl.

A CNU tradition! Make new friends and catch up with the old ones on the annual NextGen pub crawl. We’ll start at Deep Ellum Brewing Company and make our way through Deep Ellum. Bring cash to make things quicker!


  • 8:00 @ Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
  • 9:00 @ Cold Beer Co.
  • 10:00 @ Twilite
  • 11:00 @ Anvils

Download the Full NextGen Schedule here.

Street Art Photo Safari #CNU23 #CNUsafari

As you explore Dallas this week, snap photos of street art you come across. Tag the photos on Twitter or Instagram with #CNUsafari

Use hashtag #CNUsafari

Download the Full NextGen Schedule here.

Design Workshop with High Schoolers #CNU23

Saturday: Elm St Storefront from Noon to 4pm

Help educate the NEXT NextGen. The Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Texas – Arlington will hold an urban design workshop with local high school students. The workshop will include a presentation, walking tour of Deep Ellum, and group activity. CNU attendees are invited to participate by giving a presentation on an element of New Urbanism, or by casually assisting with the walking tour. Email if you’d like to be involved.

Download the Full NextGen Schedule here.