August 31, 2009
CNU Transportation Summit in Portland in November
August 31, 2009 12:30 PM
Maybe those who can't afford the $400 registration to attend the CNU conference could organize a companion event to exhibit Portland's citizen participation? I'd go to that.
September 9, 2009 11:21 AM
Denn Mann Says:
it seems rather "exclusive" that this event has such a high price tag. One of the biggest issues to overcome, for the New Urbanist movement, is including people of all income levels into a safe, welcoming society.
September 9, 2009 11:36 AM
apparently you've never heard of "HOPE VI".
go to New Columbia some time.
September 9, 2009 1:22 PM
A problem with urban development in general, whether government assisted or not, is that many of the residents of the "old neighborhood" are gentrified out of the redeveloped one.
October 14, 2009 3:19 PM
Sorry to weigh in so late. Hadn't tracked this link. I'm on the local host committee for the event. We think that the registration fee is reasonable for a three day event at a hotel like the Nines. Unfortunately for us, we have heard from others that the registration fee is too high.
1) early registration will be extended until Thursday 22 October – a bargain of sorts.
2) there is a student rate – and we have a good number of students who have already registered.
3) scholarships may be available to those with need.
I'd be happy to discuss the issue further with any who need more information.
Thanks for the plug for New Columbia. It's one of the projects that I look back upon with a great deal of pride.