What do graying suburbs, national transportation policy, and the Centers for Disease Control all have in common? They are all part of the new lecture series Sustainable Communities. This multi-part series, which runs through October 2009, expands on themes presented in the ground-breaking exhibition Green Community and examines how and why we plan, design, and construct the world between our buildings.
In addition to the upcoming programs listed below, please continue to check back for updated information on the following programs in the series:
Listen to a panel of experts discuss the latest in sustainable materials and products.
* Plan Like Your Life Depends On It!
Historians describe what we can learn from our ancestors who chose where to live based on ready access to fresh water, food, and clean air.
* The Grass IS Greener
June 16, 2009
Nancy Somerville, American Society of Landscape Architects; Deb Guenther, ASLA, Mithun; and Jose Alminana, ASLA, Andropogon Associates, discuss the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a review process to define true sustainable landscape design.
* Creating Healthy Communities
April 2, 2009
Howard Frumkin, Director, National Center for Enviromental Health (CDC)
Dr. Howard Frumkin, director, National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses how the built environment affects our health and presents new models for sustainable development, including Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Georgia, a former brownfield site.
* How to Spend a Trillion Dollars
February 2, 2009
Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D., Herbert and Joyce Morgan senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and Bill Millar, president, American Public Transportation Association, and moderator Dr. Jonathan L. Gifford, George Mason University School of Public Policy, debate the future of transportation in America.
* Green and Affordable Neighborhoods
January 6, 2009
Developer Jonathan F.P. Rose discusses his approach to affordable, environmentally-friendly urban housing. His firm’s Highlands Garden Village-a walkable, transit-oriented development project located in Denver, Colorado, is featured in the exhibition Green Commun
Sustainable Communities Lecture Series