Tuesday / May 01, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Douglas Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A (Farr Associates), will discuss his new book, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future, recently published by Wiley. It is a sequel to Doug’s previous book, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature (2006). Sustainable Nation seeks to shift the sustainability conversation towards the issue of how to change faster than ever before. The book posits that society can overcome our major challenges around decarbonization in four generations: the lifetime of a child born today. It is an ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, policymakers, architects, engaged stakeholders, and anyone who is eager to make a positive impact on our—and our descendants’—buildings, cities, and lives.
Doug, who is the immediate past national chair of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and a former chair of AIA Chicago’s Environment KC/COTE, will give a talk based on his new book and then answer questions. Books will be available for purchase for $70, which is $10 less than the hardcover and e-book price, and signing by the author.