Doug Farr

Douglas Farr leads Chicago-based Farr Associates a pioneering architecture and urban design firm which designs loveable, and sustainable places and buildings. Doug is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Congress for New Urbanism. He co-chaired the development of LEED-Neighborhood Development and authored two books: Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature (2008) and Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future (2018). In 2017 Planetizen named him one of “the 100 most influential urbanists of all time.” A native Detroiter he is an architecture graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. In 2020 he started Carbon Free Chicago, a 30-year campaign for the timely and equitable transition to a fossil-free region.