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Detroit, Dallas & Despotism: A 3D View of Sustainability

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Rich Wingerter
Location Details:
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Eric Corey Freed of organicARCHITECT and noted author will speak about greening American cities. American cities are confronting serious sustainability issues and are in dire need of tangible, deployable & affordable solutions.

This talk explores the lost city of Detroit, analyzing its decline from the once great "American Dream City" and mapping out a plan to transform it into an oasis of sustainability. In contrast, Dallas, a place born from the oil industry is now developing one of the most sustainable city blocks in the US.

There are lessons here for Silicon Valley.

* Uncover hidden opportunities to radically transform our cities.
* Discover the forces working against progress and what you can do about them.
* Map out an action plan.

Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with nearly 20 years of experience in green building.

He co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension and is on the boards of Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), Green Home Guide and West Coast Green.

Eric is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies" (John Wiley & Sons), a best seller with 100,000 copies in print. His latest books, "Sustainable School Architecture" and "Green$ense for your Home" were recently released. He was named "Best Green Architect" in 2005 and "Best Visionary" in 2007 by San Francisco Magazine; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008.

Tuesday 21 September 2010 at 5:00 pm

Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025


You can learn more about Eric at his business website, organicARCHITECT (

This meeting is sponsored by Kepler's Books ( and by Green Making (, the local website for building green homes.
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