Focus On Sustainable Urbanism
Presented by Foresight & Farr Associates
August 6-15, 2012
Explore all scales of sustainable urbanism — from room to region — in this intensive course with Farr Associates, one of the nation’s foremost sustainable planning and architecture firms.
This experiential learning opportunity is intended for anyone wishing to significantly deepen their knowledge of the built environment in general, and sustainable urbanism in particular. Sessions will meet from 9am-5pm daily and will include site visits, lectures delivered by prominent industry leaders, and small group projects, which will be mentored and critiqued by Farr Associates staff members.
Chicago’s Lathrop Homes, a residential complex revitalization project with which Farr Associates is involved, will serve as an organizing focal point for the course’s explorations, providing the opportunity to apply presented concepts and topics to a real world scenario. A public housing project scheduled to be demolished, Lathrop Homes was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places and is now scheduled to be redeveloped, with the goal of becoming a model sustainable community using the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) criteria.
Students will apply the visionary Living Building Challenge to the Lathrop redevelopment project. The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification that defines priorities on both a technical level and as a set of core values in order to promote the most advanced measurement of sustainability in the built environment possible today. The core principle set forth by the Living Building Challenge is that the built environment should regard nature as the ultimate standard for measuring performance. Addressing all scales of development, the Challenge is comprised of seven performance areas: site, water, energy, health, materials, equity and beauty. The objective will be to provide a compelling vision that considers sustainable and restorative solutions while balancing constraints, stakeholder requirement, and history.
This course is approved for 64 GBCI CE hours for LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professionals.
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