New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to present an evening with Jeff Speck, city planner and the author of "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time," November 9, 6:30-9pm at NHIA, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH.
Speck is a city planner and architectural designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he oversaw the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design, a federal program that helps state governors fight suburban sprawl. Prior to joining the Endowment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co., a leading practitioner of the New Urbanism, where he led or managed more than forty of the firm's projects. He is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream as well as The Smart Growth Manual. He serves as a Contributing Editor to Metropolis Magazine, and on the Sustainability Task Force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sunny Dadian.
Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce