Lecture on Sustainable Urbanism on Sept. 17

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Neighborhood Design Center, and Sustain Dane invite you to a free public lecture on Sustainable Urbanism, presented by Doug Farr, on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Hall of Ideas.

Farr an architect, urbanist, and author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, will discuss the growing movement for sustainable urbanism and how it can be achieved, including ideas for the Madison region. He is founding principal of Farr Associates, an award-winning architecture and planning firm widely regarded as one of the most sustainable planning practices in the country. The firm is a pioneer in sustainable urban design, and its three LEED platinum buildings are models of architectural sustainability. Farr is a leader in the creation of the LEED for Neighborhood Development Initiative.

For more information about Doug Farr and sustainable urbanism, visit Farr Associates on the Web:

For more information about this lecture, contact Stephen Steinhoff, Neighborhood Design Center, (608) 843-9089,