Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future

APA Illinois Chapter


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CDT

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How can we accelerate change and build sustainable communities faster than we ever have before? We – engaged community members, planners, architects, developers, mayors – can all follow our passions and implement our work at the neighborhood level. Hear from a panel of experts on how to build a nation of sustainable neighborhoods through walkable buildings, neighborhood wellness, integrating behavior and data, net-zero design, and green/blue infrastructure.


Douglas Farr

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 ... Read More

Lawrence J. Morrissey

In May 2017, after 12 years as mayor of the City of Rockford, I joined Marathon Health. Today, I am a proud member of the growing team of Marathon Health Ambassadors who are helping to transform our nation's approach to health and wellness. We operate worksite primary care health ... Read More

Emily Talen

Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, is Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago. Her research is devoted to urban design and the relationship between the built environment and social equity. Her books include: New Urbanism and American Planning, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed, City Rules, and Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing ... Read More

Lisa White

Urban design.

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