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Towards A More Walkable Birmingham – A Talk by Jeff Speck
November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brought to you by Auburn Urban Studio & The Philip A. Morris Fund for Design Arts, a fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Honorary ASLA
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided over the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at DPZ & Co., the principal firm behind the New Urbanism movement. Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates, a private design consultancy. Mr. Speck is the co-author of Suburban Nation, which the Wall Street Journal calls “the urbanist’s bible.” His more recent book Walkable City, was the best selling city-planning title of 2013-2016. Its sequel, Walkable City Rules, is described by Kurt Andersen as “a must read for urbanists, city-builders, and everyone who lives in cities.” His TED talks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than four million times.