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In giving some advice on LEED-ND on Pro-Urb, John Anderson once wrote "LEED-ND is a reasonable (but in my view excruciating) way to go." He suggested other paths to get to a similar place with "less brain damage."
by Mary Vogel for Sustainable Industries
One of the benefits of writing for Sustainable Industries is that I am able to take advantage of complimentary media passes. I did that at two events in Portland this past week: EcoDistricts and Emerging Trends. I'm reporting on the latter below. . .
I'd like to get your opinion: Could use of district energy for heating and cooling help to allow better urban design by increasing value in core area buildings (where it works best)? District energy was a hot topic at Portland's second annual EcoDistricts Summit Oct 25-27, 2010. It was attended by folks fr
The Sustainable Communities Initiative
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MaryVogel | July 21, 2010
Financing the Evolution of the Built Environment http://shar.es/mKI1F
MaryVogel | June 21, 2010 originally posted to Sustainable Industries blog where it has photos and links
"I suppose it was a tragic thing that the New Urbanists made themselves hostage to the same banking system that was behind suburban sprawl."
Three Powerful Voices: Reed, Kunstler and Duany discuss the heart of the
financial collapse and the power of regenerative urban design to lead the
Please add your thoughts to the discussion on my Sustainable Industries blog: A One Stop Shop for Sustainability? http://shar.es/m5rSv
Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature by Douglas Farr
Those coming to the CNU Transportation Summit in Portland next week may want to check out the "Rogue of the Week" award from Portland's muckraking weekly Willamette Week at http://wweek.com/columns/ro