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Creative Santa Fe announces a public lecture and discussion with author, architectural designer, and city planner Jeff Speck. After arguing for walkable cities as a planner for 20 years, Speck gave up. He now argues for walkable cities as an economist, an epidemiologist, an environmentalist and a citizen. Happily, people are listening. Join us to find out why.
Jeff Speck: Why the Future Belongs to Walkable Cities
Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. Speck will discuss his new book, Walkable City, How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, and provide us with an in-depth look at how the invisible workings of a city, and acting on simple decisions, can make a significant impact on our communities. A book signing hosted by Collected Works Bookstore will take place immediately following the lecture at the Armory for the Arts.
“Companionable and disarmingly candid, Jeff Speck perches on your shoulder and gets you to see your community with fresh eyes…The case he makes has you both nodding at the intuitive and seemingly obvious wisdom presented, and shaking your head at why those basic principles of fixing our cities have eluded us for so long.” —Harriet Tregoning, founder of the National Smart Growth Network
Jeff Speck is the co-author of the landmark bestseller Suburban Nation, and is a city planner who advocates for smart growth and sustainable design. As the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors' Institute on City Design, where he worked with dozens of American mayors on their most pressing city planning challenges. He leads a design practice in Washington, DC.
For more information: http://www.jeffspeck.com