Webinar: The Future of the Suburban City

by Arturo Herrera on April 1, 2016

Places that grew up based on the automobile and the single-family home need to dramatically change and evolve. But suburban cities have some advantages over denser cities in an era of climate change, and many suburban cities are already making strides in increasing their resilience.

The Security and Sustainability Forum and Island Press hosted a discussion about the promise and challenges of the suburban city. Panelists included Grady Gammage, Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and author of The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix, and Nico Larco, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon and author of Site Design for Mulitfamily Housing.

View our webinar to take a fresh look with Grady and Nick at what it means to be sustainable and examine issues facing most suburban cities around water supply, heat, transportation, housing, density, urban form, jobs, economics, and politics.

The Future of the Suburban City from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Amanda Kolson Hurley is a journalist who writes about architecture.  She is the former executive editor of Architect, the monthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects. Amanda will moderate this week’s webinar on sustainability in the suburbs.

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Amanda Kolson Hurley

They are joined by Nico Larco, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at theUniversity of Oregon and author of Site Design for Mulitfamily Housing.

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