Integrating Sustainability and New Urbanism: The Light Imprint Initiative

Washington, DC (February 7, 2008)- Light Imprint New Urbanism (LINU) is a planning and development strategy that emphasizes sustainability, pedestrian-oriented design, and increased environmental and infrastructural efficiency while reducing a communities’ anticipated construction expenses. The Light Imprint New Urbanism Initiative establishes transect-based environmental performance metrics, something LEED-ND and the Smart Code lacks.

This session will present an overview of the Initiative, show how the Light Imprint transect-based matrix organizes the data in a useful form, and introduce the LINU Handbook which provides detailed information on how to easily use over 60 tools and resources calibrated on the transect and includes data-based case studies organized around the transect. Attendees will gain an understanding of the Light Imprint Overlay strategy and the tactics to apply the LINU approach on your next land development project.
Thomas E. Low, AIA, CNU, LEED, Director of the Charlotte Office, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Guy Pearlman, Project Manager, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Patrick Kelly, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
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7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities