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SPUR Member Profile: Douglas Farr


SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, featured Doug Farr in their Member Profile section of The Urbanist Magazine.

5 Minutes With Sustainable Architect Douglas Farr


According to award-winning architect Doug Farr, sustainable cities are the future - but the future isn't coming fast enough. In this American Express Essentials article, he shares how we can drive positive change now.

Aiming for Net-Zero: Farr Associates' Sustainable Design


Chicago architecture firm Farr Associates is a pioneer in incorporating sustainable design into its practice. We spoke to founding principal and president Douglas Farr to learn about some of the firm’s projects and what it takes to build a sustainable future for the planet.

Neighborhoods are key to sustainable future


A review of Douglas Farr’s Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future, featured in Public Square, a Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Journal.

KunstlerCast 304: Yakking with Architect and Urbanist

Douglas Farr


James Howard Kunstler  is the author of The Long Emergency, Too Much Magic, The Geography of Nowhere, the World Made By Hand novels, and more than a dozen other books. He lives in Washington County, New York. 

People Behind the Plans: Douglas Farr


Host Courtney Kashima, AICP, sits down with Doug Farr, a founding principal and president of Farr Associates and the author of Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. He and Courtney discuss the book's unique approach to creating and improving neighborhoods. They also consider how Doug's hometown of Detroit influenced him in his career trajectory, why equity is crucial in the planning process, and how planners use language in crafting plans and defining outcomes.

Too Late to Break the Carbon Habit?


Article in Architectural Products Magazine.