Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series

David OwenChancellor's Lecture: "Green Metropolis and Urban Sustainability"

David Owen, staff writer, The New Yorker
Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 4:00-5:00PM
Student Center West, Chicago Rooms

Book signing and reception to follow
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Sponsored by: The Office of the Chancellor, Great Cities, School of Public Health, Office of Sustainability and the Caterpillar Foundation

Photo credit: Stephen Szurlej

David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. His most recent book is "Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability." Most Americans think of cities as ecological nightmares - wastelands of concrete, garbage, diesel fumes and traffic jams - but residents of urban cores actually consume less oil, electricity, and water than hybrid-driving Vermonters do, and they have smaller carbon footprints. Essentially, they're forced to. In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen offers an invaluable environmental template for a global population that is growing as natural resources shrink. David Owen will change the way you may think about the environment.

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