Friday, September 05, 2008

Smart Growth / Liveable Communities

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Longtime new urbanist Jeff Speck will speak next week at the National Building Museum on land use codes for livability. Jeff will be introduced by CNU DC board member Lee Sobel.

Smart Growth: The Problem with Codes, and the House on the Corner

Jeff Speck, AICP, LEED-AP, former Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts, Director of Town Planning for Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., and co-author of Suburban Nation and the forthcoming Smart Growth Manual, discusses the often anti-urban nature of today's land-use codes, and proposes alternative rules for the creation of more livable communities. He also shares the story of his attempt to build a new infill house in Washington, DC and how he overcame the legal barriers to ultimately build a 2000-square-foot solar-powered home on a 500-square-foot lot at the tip of the L'Enfant plan.

Continuing Education Credits 1.0 LU (AIA)/ 1.0 CM (AICP)
FREE. Registration not required.
Smart Growth is presented in association with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Smart Growth Network.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM | 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 | 202.272.2448 | Red Line Metro, Judiciary Square
Free admission | Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm

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