Sustainability by Design: Retrofitting our Cities, Communities and Neighborhoods

May 4, 2012
Portland, OR

Sustainable City and Neighborhood design is a high priority for addressing climate change and quality of life. While we have some success stories, recent new models may provide further inspiration for transforming our communities. There will be a presentation and discussion on understanding and applying planning and sustainability innovations. Principles and practices for implementation will be studied, including the City of Vancouver Ecodensity model and the new Portland Eco-district concept.

We will present leading examples at city, community and neighborhood scales, and engage in a lively discussion and debate on the challenge of moving communities to the next level of sustainability. Participants will emerge from this presentation with valuable tools and strategies for facilitating sustainable and cost saving practices in their cities and communities, setting the green bar high and creating a sustainable legacy for future generations.

In this one-day workshop, we will study sustainable cities by design, sustainable communities, districts and neighborhoods, and will take part in an interactive sustainable redevelopment design session.

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Sustainability by Design: Retrofitting our Cities, Communities and Neighborhoods