CNU Florida Summit 2014

image of CNU Florida 2014 Sarasota Summit February 6 - 7, 2014

Creating Value through the Public Realm

Keynote Speaker: Victor Dover, Street Design:
The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

AICP and AIA Credits Pending

The 2014 CNU Florida Summit would not be possible
without our generous sponsors. Thank you! 
(sponsorships still available – download form here)

Preliminary Agenda



The Florida Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism is excited to announce the 2014 CNU Florida Summit will be February 6 & 7 at New College of Florida, Sarasota. Our full program will be posted here soon.

Registration includes all sessions and events on Thursday and Friday.

CNU Member Discounts

Your CNU Membership entitles you to register for this event for $185, savings of $50 over the non-member registration fee. Join CNU or renew your membership to take advantage of this savings here:

Keynote: CNU Florida is excited to announce Victor Dover will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Florida Summit.

Complete Streets are all the rage; however, only beautiful streets where people want to be are truly “complete.” On the heels of the release of his new book with John Massengale, Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, Victor Dover will share his insights on how good street design can be revolutionary, unlock value, improve life and reknit society.

Keynote: CNU Florida is excited to announce Tom Murphy will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Florida Summit!

The Rules have Changed: Competing in a 21th Century Economy Cities have choices. Those choices will determine the success of a community and their place in the world. But the rules have changed from a time when cities needed to just provide the basic municipal services well. The forces of globalization, climate change, infrastructure needs, demographics and technology are redefining the assumptions of how to build communities.


Lightning Round: The reprise of last year’s popular CNU Florida Lightning Round!

The Lightning Round gives our members and guests the opportunity to share ideas in a rapid-fire format. This exciting event showcases the best urbanist offerings from participants across the state in an entertaining and informative experience. Join us under the stars to hear what your fellow Floridians are thinking and share your thoughts.

Lightning Round Instructions

CNU Florida is currently accepting submissions for lightning round presentations.

  • All presentations will be in a short, pre-timed format, not to exceed 6¾ minutes.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Submissions received by January 7th will be notified no later than January 16th.
  • Download application here
  • Submit completed applications via email to [email protected]




Block of rooms are reserved at the following area hotels. Please mention CNU Florida when making your reservation in order to get the negotiated rate. Please note: The Courtyard by Marriott and Hyatt Place will honor the rate for reservations made on or before January 15, 2014 or until rooms are sold out; Hotel Indigo will honor the rate for reservations made on or before January 5, 2014 or until rooms are sold out.

Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota
850 University Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34234
(941) 355-3337
Rate: $129.00 /night

Hyatt Place Sarasota
950 University Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34234
(941) 554-5800
Rate: $139.00/night
Book at The Hyatt Place $139.00

Hotel Indigo Sarasota
1223 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 487-3801
Rate: $178/night


Parking Instructions

Drivers must park in the designated Visitor Parking areas.

Register by Mail – Deadline January 29, 2014

If you would like to register by mail you can do so provided that your registration arrives by January 29, 2014.


Program Sponsors

As a sponsor, your organization receives acknowledgement on the website, on the Summit program, and in the reception area at the event. Call Eloine at
772-221-4060 for more information.