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DOUG FARR

FAIA, FCNU, LEED Green Assoc.

Deemed one of the 100 most influential urbanists of all time, Doug Farr is a legend in his own right. He co-chaired the development of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for the New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. Based on his pioneering sustainable design practice, Doug authored the urban planning best-seller Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature in 2008 with a new follow-up, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future

Bold, brave, and scrappy in practice and theory, Doug’s insights have been celebrated internationally, and he speaks regularly at world-class conferences. His design philosophy is centered on the notion that the world needs to change, and we are the ones to initiate it. According to Doug, change should start with the end in mind, and that end is carbon neutrality. How can we get there? By working together. By holding ourselves accountable. By modifying our habits. Shifting the industry. And ultimately, redefining our conception of beauty to include health, happiness, and equity.

Doug presenting at the Congress for the New Urbanism in 2017.