November 2011

Doug Farr, Architect, President, & CEO of Farr Associates based out of Chicago, has been involved with the New Urbanism movement from very early on. I have watched many of his presentations and am always energized and full of information to chew on by the end. New Urbanism is always evolving and one area that has been evolving is an area that Doug Farr has been heading called Sustainable Urbanism. In 2007 he published the book ‘Sustainable Urbanism’ a must have for your bookshelf. Today I wanted to share a great presentation by Doug Farr at Case Western Reserve University from November 5, 2009. Well worth the watch – Enjoy!




Great Town & City planning need to take into consideration the proper use of streets and roads.  So what are they you ask. The following 15 minute TED talk by Chuck Marohn, Executive Director of the non-profit Strong Towns,  gives a good overview of the important difference between streets and roads.


We can do better then this!!