Sustainability, once narrowly considered as a problem of building technology, is increasingly recognized as a challenge at the scale of urbanism. Join three international leaders who will discuss this “urbanist revolution”: Timothy Beatley, author of Green Urbanism and professor of sustainability at the University of Virginia; Marcia Jimenez, Chicago Commissioner of the Department of the Environment; and Doug Farr, author of Sustainable Urbanism, and the former chair of LEED-ND for the US Green Building Council.
Jimenez has been Acting Commissioner of the Environment Department since January and First Deputy Commissioner since September, 1999. She was previously Lakefront Planning Coordinator for the Chicago Park District; a consultant to the departments of Environment and Planning and Development; Director of Summer Programs for the Mayor's Office of Employment and Training; and Statewide Program Development Coordinator for the Illinois Migrant Council. She replaces William F. Abolt, who left the department to become the Mayor's Chief of Management.