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LEED-ND Dilemma

Hi everyone, I'm working on a project in the Houston region, and we're interested in going for LEED-ND certification. I've run into a problem, however, and I was wondering if anyone had constructive thoughts on what we might be able to do about it. We're land planners primarily, and haven't done any... read more »

An Introduction to LEED-ND for CNU Members

To encourage informed participation in the LEED-ND vote, the CNU DC Chapter has released An Introduction to LEED-ND for CNU Members. ... read more »

LEED-ND issues

Nora Beck asked me to post some of my thoughts about the LEED-ND rating system in advance of the upcoming member ballot. ... read more »

"Shrinking Cities": Let's Be Careful What We Wish For

Readers of a certain age will remember Joni's Mitchell's iconic anthem "Woodstock," celebrating the famous 1969 music festival (which, incidentally, she did not attend, but I digress). ... read more »

Urbanist, or just urban? A community coming together in East Hollywood

I spend what is probably way too much time pondering whether there is a difference between "urbanist" and "urban," and whether there should be. ... read more »

LEED now to rate neighborhood developments - Grist Magazine

Green building standards are getting greener. Charles Shaw hunts down cutting-edge environmental advocates such as green architect Doug Farr, one of the leaders of the anticipated new green rating system called LEED-Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND). The LEED-ND Core Committee hopes to launch this imp... read more »