Sunday, September 16, 2007

OWP/P Environmental Awareness lectures, CNU IL Conference, Pecha Kucha2 - additions to September calendar

Monday at noon Henry Henderson of the Natural Resources Council will be the leadoff lecturer for OWP/P's 6th Annual Environmental Awareness Week. Henderson will be followed on Tuesday by a presentation by Heifer International, John Andersen of the Nature Conservancy on Wednesday, a discussion on grasslands by the U of C's Justin Borevitz on Thursday, and concludes Friday with a panel discussion on the benefits of natural open land, including the Wetlands Initiative, Openlandss and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. All events are scheduled to run from noon to 1:30 P.M., and will take place at OWP/P's offices at 111 West Washington, conference room 22c. RSVP required.

Elsewhere, the Congress for New Urbanism, Illinois Chapter, will be holding its first annual statewide conference in Wheaton on Friday, September 28th, with Doug Farr and Susan Mudd discussing LEED for neighborhood development among the presentations.

And then there's Pecha Kucha2, at Martyr's on Lincoln Tuesday night, September 25th, the speed presentation event in which everyone gets slightly under 7 minutes to present 20 slides - for 20 seconds each - to cover whatever they want to talk about. Those scheduled this month include architects Deborah Kang and Anders Nereim.

This week also sees lectures by Carol Ross Barney and Gordon Gill, and the unveiling of Landmarks Illinois 2008 Watchlist. Check out the entire September calendar here.

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