Building a Sustainable Community (3.0 GBCI, AIA Hours)

  • Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center – Dance Studio, 1655 Foster Street Evanston, IL 60201
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  • 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 Cathy Small at 312-245-8300 x202
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Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's North/Northwest Suburban Branch,  the City of Evanston, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and Farr Associates for a roundtable program on how to achieve sustainable communities for state and local government representatives.


Building a sustainable community is no easy challenge. It takes education, new thinking, smart implementation and a commitment from stakeholders. Learn key principles of smart urban planning, the goals and point system that constitute the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system. We will also see the latest on LEED-ND in action as we visit Evanston’s Emerson Square Project both in case study, and on tour.


This event has been approved for 3.0 GBCI CE and AIA CEU credit hours.


  • 8:00 - 8:30  Networking and 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 LEED for Neighborhood Development Case Study: Emerson Square Project and Q&A
  • 10:45 – 10:55 Break
  • 10:55 - Noon  Emerson Square Tour with the City of Evanston and Brinshore Development
  • Noon – 1:00 Lunch and Tour of Now We’re Cooking  commercial kitchen and culinary center (optional)

Host: North/Northwest Suburban Branch

Moderator: Megan Lewis, JFNew

Doug Farr, Farr Associates
Susan Guderley, City of Evanston
David Brint, Brinshore Development, LLC
Todd Lieberman, Brinshore Development, LLC
Jason Navota, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

$15 Government/Municipal leaders and staff
$15 Chapter Members
$15 Design Evanston Members
$30 Non-Members
$10 Students

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Maple Level - Weston Solutions

Birch Level - Downtown Evanston


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