Tuesday / May 01, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future

AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250, Chicago

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​.

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AIA Chicago, Congress for New Urbanism Illinois, American Planning Association Illinois/Chicago Metro Section

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