Development & Implementation

ULI Emerging Trends - Oct 28, 2010 - Portland, OR report and commentary

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. . . ... read more »

The Future of Suburbia Lies in Retrofit

Richard Florida recently wrote an article published in the Wall Street Journal titled "How SoHo Can Save the Suburbs." His point is two-fold: that hip places attract people, and that dense, mixed-use environments is what is hip. ... read more »

PRETROFIT: British fast-foodie chain's Chicago locale reminds us that retrofits need not be suburban

After blitzing New York City and dipping a toe into Washington, DC, Britain's trendy quick-serve foodie chain, Pret A Manger, has opened its first shop west of the Potomoc — in Chicago's Loop. ... read more »

Peter Calthorpe on Smart Neighborhood-Building

Peter Calthorpe was one of my early inspirations for getting into this field.  I read Peter's work in the mid-1990s, and,as an advocate for a major national environmental organization, I felt for the first time that I had a positive ... read more »

Sign the petition to save New Orleans' Charity Hospital

The City of New Orleans is grappling with what to do with Charity Hospital. The proposed LSU/VA medical complex would permanently abandon Charity Hospital, leaving one of the most beautiful buildings in the city to sit blighted with no plans for reuse.... read more »

Do you Digg CNU?

Digg, the popular news website, has just completed a redesign that promises to change the way we get our news. In the past users would submit news articles to Digg and other users would be able to vote on those articles if they liked them. ... read more »

The Sustainable Communities Initiative

The Sustainable Communities Initiative View article with images, formatting, links and comments at http://blog.sustainableindustries.com/category/built-environment/ MaryVogel | July 21, 2010 ... read more »

Financing the Evolution of the Built Environment

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 behin... read more »

Shop windows: an endangered species?

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on my NRDC blog (‘Walkability 101-A’) drawing from Washington architect ... read more »

Water Usage by Land Use

I am trying to dig up some information about averages of water usage based on different land uses. Does anyone have any information along these lines that they could share? ... read more »