Book Talk: Seeing the Better City

APA National Capital Area Chapter


Monday, September 18, 2017, 6 p.m.
Monday, September 18, 2017, 8 p.m. EDT

Washington, DC, United States

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Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives — literally. In Seeing the Better City, urbanist writer, photographer and land-use attorney Charles R. Wolfe takes urban observation beyond design review and zoning codes, charting a future where all city-dwellers—from citizens to real estate professionals and government personnel-- can contribute to the improvement of their city. Wolfe presents an empowering, comprehensive toolkit for cataloging the influences of neighborhood dynamics, public transportation, urban form and other elements that impact day-to-day life in a city. 

Join ULI WashingtonCNU DCNCAC-APA and and Island Press for a lively discussion of themes from Seeing the Better City.   Kaid Benfield, former director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and author of People Habitat, will moderate this interview-style program, which will also include time for audience Q&A.

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F. Kaid Benfield

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Kaid Benfield is one of the nation’s leading voices on how to make cities, towns, and neighborhoods work better for both people and the environment. Kaid serves as senior counsel for environmental strategies at PlaceMakers LLC, a city and town planning consultancy working across the United States and Canada ... Read More

Charles Wolfe

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Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe provides a unique perspective about cities as both a long-time writer about urbanism worldwide and as an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. He is also Principal Advisor at the Seeing Better Cities Group and an Affiliate Associate Professor in ... Read More

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