Posted on March 17, 2010 12:03 AM
Walkable urbanism and the green future of cities
As part of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Creative Living in the City lecture series, Active Transportation Alliance and Friends of the Parks have organized a discussion with two national leaders in the sustainable urbanism movement: Carol Coletta and Doug Farr. The discussion will take place in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center on April 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm. The discussion is free and registration is not required.
Carol Coletta is president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders co-founded by Mayor Richard Daley and headquartered in Chicago.
Doug Farr is a Chicago-based architect and one of the nation’s leading experts on sustainable development. He is author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature, a guidebook that visualizes sustainable urbanism as the normal pattern of development in the United States.
Their discussion will address how cities can play a central role in reducing carbon emissions and improving residents’ health by providing opportunities to walk, bike and take transit. Learn how cities are going green with high-performance infrastructure and buildings combined with urban planning strategies that reduce driving and create a greener future.
Photo of the Chicago Cultural Center by Flickr user phototravel1 from our pool.