Doug Farr


Doug Farr
Firm Principal | Architect & Urbanist | Author, Farr Associates

Douglas Farr (FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A) is an architect, urbanist, author, and passionate advocate for sustainable design thinking. Doug heads Farr Associates, a Chicago-based firm that plans and designs lovable, aspirational buildings and places. A native Detroiter, Doug Co-Chaired the development of LEED-ND and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. In 2017, Planetizen readers named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.”

From bestselling author Douglas Farr comes Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patters for the Future. Sustainable Nation seeks to shift the sustainability conversation towards the issue of how to change faster than ever be­fore. The book posits that society can overcome our major challenges around decarbonization in four generations: the lifetime of a child born today.

It is an ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, policymakers, architects, engaged stakeholders, and anyone who is eager to make a positive impact on our—and our descendants’—buildings, cities, and lives.

Learn more about Doug Farr.

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