Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cascadia Green Building Council -Transformation Lecture Series

Transformational Lecture Series (Seattle) featuring Timothy Beatley

Topic: Green Urbanism and Community Scale Sustainability

When: November 09, 2010 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

Where: Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Contact: Joyce Shen 1-604-909-9559

Speaker: Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia

Bio: Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last eighteen years. His primary teaching and research interests are in environmental planning and policy, with special emphasis on coastal and natural hazards planning, environmental values and ethics, and biodiversity conservation. In recent years much of his research and writing has been focused on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places.

He has published extensively in these areas, including his new book Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning and the following recent books: Planning for Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2009); Resilient Cities (Island Press, 2008); Green Urbanism Down Under: Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia (Island Press, 2008); Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home And Community In A Global Age (Island Press, 2005); Green Urbanism: Learning From European Cities (Island Press, 1999); The Ecology of Place: Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community (Island Press, 1997); Ethical Land Use (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994); Habitat Conservation Planning: Endangered Species and Urban Growth (University of Texas Press, 1994); Natural Hazard Mitigation (Island Press, 1999, with David Godschalk and others); and An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management (Island Press, 2002, Second Edition, with David Brower and Anna Schwab)

Doors open at 5:00PM, Lecture begins at 5:30PM

Cost: Cascadia Members and students; Free (RSVP MANDATORY)
General Audience; $10

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The Transformational Lecture Series aims to inspire all building industry professionals to embrace their role in creating as sustainable built environment now, as well as ensuring that sustainability becomes integral to all development in the future. Taking the lead from the Living Future 2010 tag line, “Hope: Revaluing Community,” Oregon’s Transformational Lecture Series will establish a through-line for revaluing the greater community of Oregon by addressing the enormous challenges confronting the state of Oregon and the importance of moving to a more self-sufficient economy for a secure and sustainable future. In an effort to both reduce cost and carbon emissions, and to inspire the local community, most speakers are notable local heroes and reside in the Pacific Northwest.

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