A conversation with Jeff Speck

May 21st

Main Library Auditorium
301 York Street, Louisville

5:30 PM - Doors Open
6:00 PM - Talk Begins
7:30 PM - Book Signing with Jeff Speck

How can we revitalize our downtown by making Louisville a more walkable city?

We are excited to announce that renowned urban planner and author Jeff Speck will be speaking at the next Sustainable City Series event on May 21st at the Main Library Auditorium in Louisville!

To register for this free event please visit our event page:

Jeff Speck is a city planner and author who advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided over the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at DPZ & Co., the principal firm behind the New Urbanism movement. Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates — now Speck Dempsey —an award-winning urban planning firm serving public and private clients around the world.

With Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Mr. Speck is the co-author of Suburban Nation, which the Wall Street Journal calls "the urbanist's bible.” His 2012 book Walkable City was the best selling city planning title of the past decade and has been translated into eight languages. He is also the principal author of The Smart Growth Manual and Walkable City Rules.

Jeff Speck has been named a fellow of both the American Institute of Certified Planners and theCongress for New Urbanism. In a recent Planetizen poll, he was voted one of the ten “most influential urbanists of all time.” Mr. Speck was the 2022 recipient of the Seaside Prize, whose former awardees include Jane Jacobs and Christopher Alexander. His TED talks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than six million times.

Thanks to our generous event sponsors for making this event possible:

Luckett & Farley, Work Architecture + Design, Louisville Downtown Partnership, The Library Foundation, Louisville Free Public Library, Gresham Smith, Louisville Metro, and Louisville Metro Public Works.