OAPA Book Group Discussion: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

APA Oregon Chapter


Wednesday, August 1, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. PDT

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Discussion of the book, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, by Peter Calthorpe. “Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain. But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change. In this groundbreaking new work, he shows how such regionally scaled urbanism can be combined with green technology to achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but other critical economies and lifestyle benefits. Rather than just providing another checklist of new energy sources or one dimensional land use alternatives, he combines them into comprehensive national growth scenarios for 2050 and documents their potential impacts. In so doing he powerfully demonstrates that it will take an integrated approach of land use transformation, policy changes, and innovative technology to transition to a low carbon economy. The book . . . is a call to action and a road map for moving forward.


Laura Buhl, AICP

Laura Buhl is a land use and transportation planner for the State of Oregon's Transportation and Growth Management Program. She manages the program's code assistance service, which helps communities throughout the state update their regulations to promote vibrant, livable communities through efficient land use and multi-modal transportation. Previously ... Read More

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Stephanie Kennedy, oapa@oregonapa.org