CNU Florida Summit 2023

A CNU Summit like no other.

February 16-17, 2023
Creative Village, Downtown Orlando


Location: UCF Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (“DPAC”)
528 W Livingston St. Orlando, FL 32805

The 2023 CNU Florida Summit will take place on February 16-17, 2023 in Downtown Orlando at Creative Village. Immerse yourself in a living, breathing model for New Urbanism as we explore the theme of Equitable Revitalization in Action.

Over the two days, we'll garner key insights, lessons learned and effective approaches to New Urbanism using the Creative Village - a vibrant award-winning innovation hub, home to UCF Downtown Campus, and model for equitable revitalization - as our living lab. There we'll tackle real-world challenges and solutions, share best practices, connect with peers, and learn from industry leaders against the backdrop of Downtown Orlando's largest urban and most impactful infill project.

The 2023 CNU Florida Summit is one you won't want to miss. Inspiration guaranteed.


AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for many activities at this event. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at​

Meet Our Keynote Speaker – Angie Schmitt

Author of Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Angie Schmitt is one of the nation's best known writers and experts on the topic of sustainable transportation. A long-time national editor at Streetsblog, Angie’s writing and commentary have also appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio. She founded 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a firm focused on pedestrian safety in Cleveland, Ohio.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker – Andrés Duany

Architect, Urban Designer, Planner and Author

Andrés Duany is the co-founder of CNU and the global firm DPZ CoDesign whose philosophy became the platform of New Urbanism. His pioneering vision for sustainable urban development has influenced planners and designers worldwide and became the basis for Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) zoning, modern form-based codes and the urban-to-rural transect planning model. Duany co-authored Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream; SmartCode; The Smart Growth Manual; and New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning.



Creative Village delivers a true “live, work, learn and play” urban Innovation District that supports a synergistic and dynamic mix of uses anchored by the UCF Downtown Campus and Valencia College. It includes higher education, PS-8 education, mixed-income residential, student housing, office space/creative studios, retail/commercial, hotel and parks/open space.

Creative Village also increases opportunities that support a healthy, safe, sustainable and vibrant community for residents of Parramore, a historically underserved community in Downtown Orlando. Creative Village helps residents prepare for the future while preserving, enhancing, and celebrating the culture and heritage of Parramore.



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