We must re-create cities greener and more sustainable from the ground up. The goal: compact living environments requiring less resources that maximize utilization of land, water and energy. Here are some suggestions.
Reclaiming Houston: Greening of the Bayou
Even Houston, the fossil-fuel-driven, no-zoning-free-market-build-here-there-everywhere-city has found its sustainable voice with the water-park-wildlife-habitat reclamation of Buffalo Bayou.
San Diego: Sprawling Under Sunshine and the City of Villages
San Diego, a militarized metropolis with a deeply stratified economy, began as a series of villages amid canyons served by public transit, transformed into freeway-close suburban sprawl, but slowly reimagines the sustainable village model.
Philadelphia Green Building: Net-Zero Mixed-Use River Redevelopment
A pioneering green developer in Philadelphia plans the largest “Passive House” mixed-use energy-net-zero redevelopment along the banks of the Schuylkill River.
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Manhattan’s Lower East Side: Underground Trolley Reclamation for Park
Much as The High Line transformed an old freight line into an urban greenway, the proposed conversion of the six-decades-disused trolley terminal on the Lower East Side into a park called Delancey Underground, will inevitably be known as the Low Line.