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November 2014

Cameron University - Jeff Speck

Cameron University
March 12

Cameron University’s triennial academic festival, “Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities,” continues on Thursday, March 12, 2015, with city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck, who advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. As director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003-07, he presided over the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created a new initiative, the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Speck spent 10 years as director of town planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., the founders of the New Urbanism movement, where he directed or managed more than 40 of the firm’s projects. Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates LLC, a boutique planning firm that specializes in making downtowns more walkable. His recent book, Walkable City – which The Christian Science Monitor called “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work” – was the best-selling planning/design book of 2013.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Office of Public Affairs at 580-581-2211 or go to www.cameron.edu/festival2014-15.

 

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