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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Robert Orr, FAIA to give talk in Connecticut

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) is planning a two-part series of seminars entitled “Sustainable Sites”. The first day, "Planning for Sustainable Sites: Conceptual, Regional, Governmental" will be concluded with a talk by renowned Urban Planner and architect, Robert Orr, FAIA of New Haven.

Robert Orr, FAIA is an award-winning architect, Smart Growth planner and one of the originators of the New Urbanism, which aims to create walkable, mixed-use, and mixed-income neighborhoods. His collaboration with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk at Seaside, Florida in 1982 was honored by Time Magazine in 1990 as "...the most astonishing design achievement of its era and one might hope the most influential." A Founder of the Seaside Institute, a think-tank on community design, Robert also serves on the Board of the New Haven Town Green Special Services District, Liberty Community Services (providing housing for homeless with AIDS), 1000 Friends of Connecticut, the Vestry of Trinity Church on the Green and many other vision-based organizations in Florida, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. He received his MArch from Yale and his BA in History from the University of Vermont. A practitioner, professor, lecturer, and writer, Robert lives with his wife and four children in New Haven, Connecticut. He was elevated to Fellow of the AIA in 2008.

Mr Orr’s talk is titled “Smart Growth Planning: Changing the perspective from large scale auto oriented development to small scale pedestrian oriented development, and implementing Connecticut’s Plan of Conservation and Development.”

The lecture takes place on September 8, 2010 at the AIA Connecticut headquarters at 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, Connecticut at the end of the day-long seminar from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the first day of a two day series. The second day-long seminar takes place on December 16, 2010.

For registration and costs please go to the AIA Connecticut website.

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