Building a Sustainable Community (3.0 GBCI CE Hours)

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • V3 Companies, 7325 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • 4


  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact Karin Barden at 312-245-8300 x2

Online pre-registration has closed, but walk-ins will be welcome!

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

This event has been approved for 3.0 GBCI CE hours, AIA CEU hours, and APA CM credits.

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. A LEED-ND case study will also be featured.


  • 8:00 - 8:30  Networking & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 9:30  A Sustainable Community: Defining It, Mapping It and Creating an Action Plan
  • 9:30 - 9:45  Break
  • 9:45 - 10:45  Hurdles to Sustainable Community Planning: A Debate
  • 10:45 - 10:55  Break
  • 10:55 - 12:00  LEED for Neighborhood Development Illinois Case Studies - Whistler Crossing in Riverdale and Prairie Crossing in Grayslake


  • Bob Dean, Deputy Executive Director for Local Planning, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Will Drucker, LEED AP, Conservation Research Institute
  • Doug Farr, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Founder, Farr Associates 
  • Vicky Ranney, President, Prairie Holdings Corporation


  • Doug Widener, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director, USGBC - Illinois Chapter

Thank you to our event sponsor!

Birch Sponsor
The Davey Resource Group

A future presentation of this program is also being planned for October in Normal, Illinois.

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