Lean Urbanism is small-scale, incremental community-building that requires fewer resources to incubate and mature.
Lean Urbanism is a movement of builders, planners, architects, developers, engineers, activists, nonprofits, municipalities, and entrepreneurs, working to lower the barriers to community-building, to make it easier to start businesses, and to provide more attainable housing and development. It’s about making small possible.
Join us for a 2nd talk by the People and Nature Conference keynote speaker, Andres Duany, on the evening of Wednesday, October 21 at the Rice Memorial Student Center Grand Hall. Karbach will be generously providing local beer.
This event is free for Members of CNU-Houston and registrants for the People and Nature Conference. It is also open to the general public for $10. Register here.
Andres Duany is an architect whose work focuses on the planning of communities. He and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of Seaside, which began an ongoing debate on the alternatives to suburban sprawl.
Since then, DPZ, their planning practice, has completed well over two hundred downtown and new town plans. They have particular expertise in writing codes. This work has generally been received with awards and publication. Their firm currently has six partners and employs about 30 persons dedicated to both practice and research.
Andres and Elizabeth were founding members of the Congress for the New Urbanism. They teach Traditional Town Planning at the University of Miami, where Elizabeth is dean of the School of Architecture. Andres has co-authored three widely distributed books, their most recent is The Smart Growth Manual which describes the problems of American cities and proposes techniques that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Wed, Oct 21, 6 pm, Rice Memorial Center Grand Hall, 6100 Main St, 77005. Register here.
October 21, 2015
6:00PM for 2.5 hrs
Rice Memorial Student Center Grand Hall, 6100 Main St, 77005
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