Please join us for an upcoming VIAVOX:
Book Reading + Signing: Patrick Condon’s
Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World
When: 5:30pm Monday, November 28th 2011
Where: Seattle Coffee Works - 107 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Free; Open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Patrick Condon, Professor at the University of British Columbia, will read samples from his latest book Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities:
Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can impact these challenges dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon discusses transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to-understand set of urban design rules that can, if followed, help save the planet.
No other book so clearly connects the form of our cities to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. No other book takes on this breadth of complex and contentious issues and distills them down to such convincing and practical solutions. And no other book so vividly compares and contrasts the differing experiences of U.S. and Canadian cities.
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