Douglas Farr - "Sustainable Nation"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Douglas Farr

Douglas Far discusses his book, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Presented in partnership with the UChicago Program on the Global Environment and Chicago Studies

At the Co-op
 
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About the book: From bestselling author Douglas Farr comes Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. 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.

About the author: Douglas Farr (FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A) is an architect, urbanist, author, and passionate advocate for sustainable design thinking. Doug heads Farr Associates, a Chicago-based firm that plans and designs lovable, aspirational buildings and places. A native Detroiter, Doug Co-Chaired the development of LEED-ND and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. He is an architecture graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. In 2017, Planetizen readers named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.
 
Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637