October 28th and November 12th, Green Drinks at Farmhouse Evanston

Citizen’s Greener Evanston is excited to continue our partnership with Farmhouse Evanston producing the popular sustainability symposia, Green Drinks this fall.

November 12th: Gail Schechter, Executive Director of Open Communities and Lin Ewing, NSBAR Diversity and Fair Housing Committee Chairwoman


Evanston has experienced an explosion of transit-accessible housing in the last two decades, however many of those homes are out of reach for many Evanstonians and Northshore residents. Gail’s work with Open Communities educates, advocates and promotes just, inclusive communities in north suburban Chicago, leading the charge for housing, economic and social justice. Lin is the chairwoman for NSBAR’s Diversity and Fair Housing Committee and is an Evanston realtor.

  • When: Wednesday, November 12th
  • Where: Farmhouse, 703 Church Street, Evanston
  • What: A chance to learn, network, exchange ideas, and get involved!
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Time: Networking from 6:30-7:00. Program begins at 7:00 pm.

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October 28th: Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder of the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Scott is an expert on transportation policy, location efficiency and affordable housing, transit-oriented development, energy efficiency, green infrastructure and recently testified at the recent hearings for the Main/Central development about the evidence for a smaller number of structured parking spaces. Scott will talk about the intersection of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), parking requirements, walkability, and inclusionary zoning, which promotes affordable housing near transit and help us answer the questions:

  • Does Evanston require too much parking?
  • What does parking have to do with creating a walkable, more sustainable community?