#CNU22 Closing Party in Larkin Square

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This Saturday. 6:30pm to TBA.

More information on Larkin Square: Click HereShuttle buses will make the rounds for CNU attendees from the Hyatt to Larkin Square, starting at 5:30pm.

Join CNU in the jewel of Larkinville for CNU 22’s closing party, featuring food trucks, live music from The Albrights, drinks at The Grill, local goods from the marketplace, and Larkin Square’s famously fun amenities such as hula hoops and pickleball. 

Sponsored by First Niagara, the closing party is free and open to the public.

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Saturday’s NextGen Schedule #CNU22

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[Another] “Street Design Book” Run / 7:45am – 8:45am @ Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St.

Experience Buffalo at street level. Join Victor Dover and John Simmerman on a morning run around Buffalo!

Rookie Developers Meetup/Breakfast / 8am – 9am @ Brawler’s Back-Alley Deli [Google Maps]

Join us for 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.

Five Points + / 11am – 3pm @ Five Points (Rhode Island St and West Utica St.) [Google Maps]

“Five Points +” neighborhood stakeholders, business owners, and concerned citizens will leverage tactical urbanism to traffic calm a dangerous, problematic intersection. Expect a street party, art, chalk, and greenery, to boot! Peatónito, Mexico City’s masked pedestrian revolutionary, will be a participant!

Lunch at the Roycroft / 12:15pm – 3:15pm / Departs from Convention Center

Elbert Hubbard, the marketing genius of the Larkin Co., took early retirement and founded Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts-inspired colony of artists and artisans in East Aurora, south of Buffalo, in 1895. Eventually numbering over 500, his followers built a number of Roycroft buildings, including an inn, powerhouse, and several workshops. This tour takes us directly to the Roycroft Inn, magnificently restored and filled with Arts and Crafts furniture, decorative fixtures, and murals. A reasonably-priced lunch will be available (tour and transportation cost does not include meal). Cost is $40.

Tour de Neglect / 12:30-2:30 PM / Departs from Lafayette Hotel @ 391 Washington St

Activist, blogger, and photographer David Torke will give the Tour de Neglect, which will guide cyclists across the oceanic devastation of Buffalo’s East Side. Starting and ending at bookends of hope, with chapters on change in between, the Tour de Neglect will include all the scandal of the Tour de France without its spandex and champagne. This tour should come with a warning label: “May inspire feelings of civic duty and moral outrage.” The Tour de Neglect will include stops at St. Ann’s Church, Wilson Street Farm, Buffalo Central Terminal, William Simon brewery, Sacred Heart Church, and Larkin Power House. Two dozen bicycles will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. An optional lunch will follow at a to-be-disclosed location. The tour is free.

Kickball Tournament / 2:30pm (2 games each) @ JFK Recreational Center – Google Maps here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/JFK+Recreation+Center/@42.882222,-78.8612492,503m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xc87a162630848aa

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NextGen Saturday – 5 Points Intervention

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This Saturday. 10am to 3pm.

[Read about our special guest in the Wall Street Journal!]

“Five Points +” neighborhood stakeholders, business owners, and concerned citizens will leverage tactical urbanism to traffic calm a dangerous, problematic intersection. Expect a street party, art, chalk, and greenery, to boot! Peatónito, Mexico City’s masked pedestrian revolutionary, will be a participant!

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Friday’s NextGen Schedule #CNU22

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All of today’s NextGen Events will be at the Lafayette Hotel (391 Washington St.)

First “Street Design Book” Run / 7:45am – 8:45am @ Lafayette Hotel Lobby at 391 Washington St.

Experience Buffalo at street level. Join Victor Dover (on a Brompton due to an injury) and John Simmerman on a morning run around Buffalo! This will be an excellent networking event with two of the best urban / active living experts in the United States.

Tactical Urbanism – Park-In / 5pm – 11am

CNU NextGen is partnering with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Upstate Chapter, to turn several on-street parking spaces at the Lafayette Hotel into pop-up parks. Construction will start at noon, with unveiling at 5 pm.

Buffalo New Urbanism Film Screening / 5pm – 11pm

The inaugural New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2013 was a huge success. Audiences were provoked, inspired, and challenged to build better places for themselves and their communities. Now the festival producers are taking the show on the road with a special screening of the award winning videos of NUFF2013. The world premier of “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy,” a WNED documentary on Buffalo’s park and parkway system, will be featured at 5 pm.

Pecha Kucha / 6pm Start / Featuring NextGen Presentations of 6 minutes.

Debate / 8pm Start / 3 Debates

  • Chuck Wolf v. Mike Lydon [Tactical Urbanism Without Effort]
  • Matt Lambert v. Kenny Craft [New Urbanism & Architecture]
  • Karja Hansen v. Jim Kunstler [TBA]

The NextGen Late Show / 10pm Start / Get comfortable, grab a drink and laugh at Chuck Marohn as he takes a shot at humor in this Late Show replicate.

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Rookie Developers Breakfast [Saturday]

When: Saturday, 8am to 9am
Where: Brawler’s Back-Alley Deli @ 76 Pearl St [Google Maps]
Who: R. John Anderson of Anderson Kim & Others

Description:
Join us for 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.

NextGen Friday – NextGen Night

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This Friday. 5pm to Close.

All events will be at the Lafayette Hotel [Google Maps] [Hotel Website]

Starts at 5pm: Buffalo Park-In: CNU NextGen is partnering with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Upstate Chapter, to turn several on-street parking spaces at the Lafayette Hotel into pop-up parks. Construction will start at noon, with unveiling at 5 pm. Expect free tango lessons,.

Starts at 5pm: Buffalo New Urbanism Film Screening – The inaugural New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2013 was a huge success. Audiences were provoked, inspired, and challenged to build better places for themselves and their communities. Now the festival producers are taking the show on the road with a special screening of the award winning videos of NUFF2013. The world premier of “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy,” a WNED documentary on Buffalo’s park and parkway system, will be featured at 5 pm.

Starts at 6pm (PK) & 8pm (Debate): Pecha Kucha & Debate Night – NextGen takes over the back room of the Pan-American Grill & Brewery for all- night Pecha Kucha (starts at 6 pm) and debate and discussion (starts at 8 pm).

Starts at 10pm: Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns will record his Late Show and talk up the big topics at CNU 22 at 10 pm.

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Thursday’s NextGen Schedule #CNU22

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Strong Towns Roundtable Podcast / Noon – 2pm @ Pan American Grill & Brewery @ Lafayette Hotel at 391 Washington St. [Google Maps]

Sit down with Chuck Marohn of StrongTowns at the Lafayette Hotel for a casual discussion of today’s hot topics.

Silos, Brews, & Bonfires / 6:30pm to 11pm @ Silo City, Ohio St and Childs St [Google Maps]

Buffalo’s Silo City is a landscape unlike any other on the planet. Grain elevators—the largest collection of such structures anywhere—tower over the Buffalo River, once the world’s largest grain port. Buffalo’s role as grain capital virtually ended when the St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959, but these industrial giants remain, awaiting adaptive reuse. Explore these ruins with local activists. Food trucks, kegs of local beer, and a bonfire will be highlights.

Andrés Duany and Sjoerd Soeters / 8pm @ Silo City (above): Both will give a special presentation at 8 pm.

Need a ride? At 5:30 pm at the Convention Center, hop on the Open Air Autobus for a $35, 90-minute waterfront tour that will conclude at Silo City (and bring you back!). The event is sponsored by the Campaign for Greater Buffalo.

Sugar Body Surge / 6pm -9pm @ Body of Trade & Commerce Gallery/ Sugar City/Resurgence Brewing Co., 1250 Niagara St. [Google Maps]

Join in on this West Side art event that brings together two arts entities—Sugar City and BT&C Gallery—which are driving forces in the resurrection of one of Buffalo’s forgotten industrial landscapes. Installations and urban interventions by local artists will show creative placemaking at work. The event will include a sneak peek into the city’s latest craft brewery, Resurgence Brewing Co.

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