Thursday / November 08, 2018 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future

The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago

If you are passionate about mitigating climate change, you need to be part of this conversation! Douglas Farr’s new book, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future (2018) which is an urgent call to action for all who care about urbanism and the environment. The timeline of climate change is long, but our time to act is short. We must accelerate change and build just, beautiful, and sustainable communities faster than we ever have before. Join Doug on a journey from fear about the seemingly daunting task of combatting climate change, to hope about how we can bring about a sustainable future in four generations.

Doug Farr, FAIA, is Founding Principal and President of Farr Associates, the 2012 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year. He is a national leader in designing sustainable neighborhoods and buildings, being elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2014. Under his leadership, Farr Associates has designed and certified a total of seven LEED Platinum buildings, two of which also achieve net-zero energy, and four LEED-ND Developments. Doug was the founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-ND Core Committee and is currently serving as the Chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism Executive Board. 

Cocktails:                  Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.

Free Program:           Begins 6:15 p.m.

Dinner:                      Available after the program, a la carte. Guests pay for themselves; club members charge to their house account.

Reservations for dinner are requested: or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 East Adams Street: enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.


Sponsored By

The Cliff Dwellers, Society of Architectural Historians, Friends of Downtown, and AIA Chicago

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