ABOUT THE BOOK
From bestselling author Douglas Farr comes Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. Sustainable Nation seeks to shift the sustainability conversation towards the issue of how to change faster than ever before. The book posits that society can overcome our major challenges around decarbonization in four generations: the lifetime of a child born today.
It is an ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, policymakers, architects, engaged stakeholders, and anyone who is eager to make a positive impact on our—and our descendants’—buildings, cities, and lives.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
This insightful book advances the state of the art in community planning with powerful new perspectives to address a vexing challenge: the slow pace of change. Gathering an important chorus of contributors to detail local opportunities, Sustainable Nation is the neighborhood operating manual we need to speed up change across the world.
Peter Calthorpe, Principal and Co-Founder, Calthorpe Analytics
Sustainable Nation by Doug Farr makes a powerful case that to accelerate progress on our world biggest challenges we need to integrate community voices with urban design principles.
Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Doug Farr’s Sustainable Nation is a must-have guide for people working locally to rapidly create vibrant, diverse, and decarbonized communities—the most impactful way to urgently respond to climate change and other major global challenges.
Ed Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. He is an architecture graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. In 2017, Planetizen readers named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.”