(Tempe, Arizona) — Grady Gammage Jr. will be this week’s featured speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Tempe on Thursday, December 15th. His topic: “The Future of the Suburban City.”
Grady is a Senior Scholar at Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Senior Fellow at ASU’s Morrison Institute. He also teaches at the ASU College of Law and at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Gammage is also a practicing lawyer, a real estate developer, and a former elected official.
In his new book, The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons for Sustaining Phoenix, he looks at the promise of the suburban city as well as the challenges. Grady argues that places that grew up based on the automobile and the single-family home need to dramatically change and evolve. But suburban cities have some advantages in an era of climate change, and many suburban cities are already making strides in increasing their resilience.
KCOT member Pam Goronkin is arranging his talk.
More information about Kiwanis Club of Tempe: www.kcot.org