Philip Langdon

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What’s right and wrong with LEED

By most accounts, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program — LEED — has been a great success. Since being launched in 1998 by the US Green Building Council, LEED has expanded impressively, influencing more than three billion square feet of building space. LEED certification programs are now offered for new construction, existing buildings, commercial interiors, building cores and shells, and schools.
PHILIP LANGDONSEP. 1, 2007

Biking needs a boost in American cities

he US, where cycling is risky and rare, can learn from a Rutgers study of the top cycling countries in Europe.

Among new urbanists, bicycling rarely gets the attention that walking and pedestrian-oriented development do. But if many more people could be enticed  to use bicycles rather than cars, the effect on communities could be very beneficial.

PHILIP LANGDONJUN. 1, 2008

Long Island seeks more transit-oriented development

A regional transportation and development plan, "Connect Long Island," calls for alternatives enabling more New York suburbanites to commute by car.

PHILIP LANGDONOCT. 7, 2011