Building a Sustainable Community (Chicago)

Start: Wed, 03/02/2011 (All day)
End: Wed, 02/02/2011 (All day)
Location: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 80, Chicago, IL 60606

You are invited to attend Building a Sustainable Community (Chicago) hosted by the USGBC - Illinois Chapter!

Date: Wednesday 2 March 2011
Time: 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 80, Chicago, IL 60606

Program Description:

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Farr Associates and the Congress for New the Urbanism for a roundtable program on how to achieve sustainable communities for state and local government representatives.

Building a Sustainable Community will help municipal leaders and their teams better understand smart urban planning and smart growth, how LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) is one road map to accomplishing these goals and  how GO TO 2040 can help communities in their planning for a greener, livable tomorrow.

Program attendees will learn key principles of smart urban planning; the goals and point system that constitute LEED Neighborhood Development rating system; and the specific goals and elements of the GO TO 2040 seven county regional plan. Two LEED-ND case studies will also be featured.

8:00 - 8:30 AM 
Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 AM 
A Sustainable Community: Defining It, Mapping It and Creating an Action Plan
10:30 - 10:50 AM 
10:50 - 12:00 PM  LEED for Neighborhood Development Case Studies

Bob Dean, CMAP
Doug Farr, Farr & Associates
Susan Mudd, Congress for New Urbannism
Doug Widener, USGBC - Illinois Chapter

Case Studies:
Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, IL
Emerson Square, Chicago, IL

Continuing Education: This program has been submitted for approval for 3.5 GBCI CE and AIA CE hours.

Registration Fees:
Government/Municipal Employees: $15
Chapter Members: $15
Non-Members: $30
Students: $10    

For event fees, online registration and additional information, please click the link below.

Host Organization(s): USGBC - Illinois Chapter