Great New Book

Chicago City Planning Consultant Doug Farr has written a great book, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature.

Doug Farr believes that "sustainable urbanism" is more than designing green buildings. It also includes the creation of green neighborhoods and planning for sustainable urban growth. Farr describes the design reform movement and gives tips on how to create sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods.

Doug Farr is the founding principal and president of Farr Associates, a Chicago-based architectural firm dedicated to sustainable urbanism. He has served as co-chair of the Environmental Task Force of the Congress for the New Urbanism, chair of the AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment, and chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committees. He also developed form based codes for Bloomington and Normal, Illinois.

For more information about Doug Farr and Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, visit the Farr Associates web site at