Free Lecture April 8: Walkable Urbanism and the Green Future of Cities

by crandell | 03/18/2010

Walkable Urbanism and the Green Future of Cities
April 8, 2010, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL

As America struggles with sustainability, cities can play a central role in reducing our carbon emissions. Discover the importance of healthy urban places that enable residents to walk, bike and take transit. Learn how cities are going green with high-performance infrastructure and buildings combined with planning strategies that reduce driving. Two national leaders in the sustainable urbanism movement will address why urbanism is a key solution and how cities and urban planners are building a greener future.

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 one of the nation’s leading experts on sustainable development and author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature, a guidebook that visualizes sustainable urbanism as the normal pattern of development in the United States.

Presented by the Active Transportation Alliance and Friends of the Parks as part of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Creative Living in the City lecture series.