Keynote: Tim Beatley, PhD
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
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Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last twenty-five years. Much of Beatley’s work focuses on sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places. Beatley believes that sustainable and resilient cities represent our best hope for addressing today’s environmental challenges.
Beatley is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books on these subjects. His most recent book is Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design, which argues that cities can and must be designed to permit daily contact with the natural world. It identifies a variety of means for doing this, from green walls and green rooftops to urban forests and sidewalk gardens.
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