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Part of the CAC’s “What’s Next” series • Join architect and urban planner Doug Farr as he introduces Carbon Free Chicago, a 30-year campaign to equitably decarbonize our region’s economy.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This program will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email directly from Zoom on the day of the program with details about how to access and view it.

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Farr will illustrate the strong parallels he sees between what is needed to restart the economy post-COVID and what we need to do to tackle our climate emergency. This talk also previews the CAC's upcoming exhibition, "ENERGY REVOLUTION: Creating Our Carbon-Free Future," made possible by exhibit sponsors ComEd and the Illinois Science Energy and Innovation Foundation, and developed by CAC staff in partnership with Farr Associates and Doug Farr.


Doug Farr

Doug Farr is the founding principal and president of Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, a Chicago-based firm of optimistic architects and urban designers who plan and design lovable, aspirational buildings and places. He is the author of “Sustainable Nation” and “Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future.” and lectures widely on the topics of urbanism and sustainability. A native Detroiter, Doug was the founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-ND Core Committee and has served on the boards of several urban sustainability organizations.

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