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Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas
Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas
WhenWednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m.
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Join Patricia Chase and Nancy K. Rivenburgh in conversation with A.V. Crofts!

"Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas" (ORO Editions 2019) takes readers on an international tour of useful, feasible, and novel ideas for making cities more livable and sustainable. The book visits cities of all sizes to share what people are doing – now – to tackle the economic, social and environmental challenges their communities face.  The book travels to Denmark, Australia, Cuba, China, Canada, Germany, Israel, Brazil, the United States, and more to educate, engage and empower people to take part in the future of their city. Whether describing the benefits of street art in Melbourne, the creation of pollinator pathways in Seattle, the growth of solar energy in China, or the transformative power of garbage collection-for-food programs in Curitiba, Brazil this book brings together a compelling collection of examples to shift how we think about improving cities.

About the Authors:
Patricia Chase is an urban strategist and consultant. She works with developers, architects, local politicians, and city officials to expose them to global best practices in urban sustainability.

Nancy K. Rivenburgh, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.  Her work investigates the ways in which communication, creativity, and community engagement can make cities more livable, healthy and sustainable places to live.

A.V. Crofts is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communications and a clinical instructor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her work has been published in "Gastronomica" and "Saveur."

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