New Urbanism to Stage in Chautauqua

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Business First by James Fink

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 7:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - With one month to go before the event takes place, more than 100 people have registered for a three-day conference that will focus on "New Urbanism" planning initiatives.

The conference, set for Oct. 12 to 14 at the Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Institute, is a prelude to the Congress for the New Urbanism national convention, set for Buffalo in June 2014.

Lead speakers at the Chautauqua gathering include former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, Dan Burden, executive director and co-founder of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and Rob Steuteville, publisher and editor of "Better! Cities and Towns", formerly "New Urban News."

Local speakers include University at Buffalo School of Architecture Dean Robert Shibley and area developers Howard Zemsky, Rocco Termini and Karl Frizlen.

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