Jeff Speck is the author of Suburban Nation: The rise of sprawl and the decline of the American dream. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't yet read this book, even though its right down my alley. Maybe I'll pick one up and get it signed Monday. He's an expert on New Urbanism and city design, so it should be a pretty interesting presentation. You also get a free chance to check out the Figge along with the free lecture and free snacks.
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007
Venue: John Deere Auditorium, Figge Art Museum (2nd floor gallery)
5-6 p.m.: Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages [cash wine and beer bar])
6-7:30 p.m. Presentation
- 5 minute intro from Mayor Winborn
- 60 minute presentation from Jeff Speck
- 20 minute Q&A