October 20 , 2008
Doug Farr, Chair, U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development
Venue: San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
Sustainable Urbanism is gaining wide interest and attention as a pattern of settlement superior to todays climate changing sprawl. Defined as walkable, transit-served urbanism integrated with high performance buildings and infrastructure. This sustainable reform is the subject of a national campaign to become the dominant pattern of development in the US by 2030. Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, will explore how the integration of sustainable urbanist patterns and thresholds can be used to design sustainable neighborhoods and sustainable corridors. Doug will review a range of case studies to demonstrate how we can change the built environment to benefit generations to come. Doug is the president of Farr Associates.