GreenBuilder Magazine writes on TND's

An article in GreenBuilder magazine's October issue is now online and brings light to the critical connection between Green Building and Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND). The planning principles of TND’s are interrelated with a broad range of environmental issues, from energy efficiency to land conservation, so its nice to see this recognition that you cant go green without addressing the neighborhood.

Eight examples of Traditional Neighborhood Developments are highlighted including Alys Beach in Florida designed by new urbanist Duany Plater-Zyberk and former charter award winners such as The Belmar development in Lakewood, Colorado and the Hope VI redevelopment Salishan in Tacoma, Washington, with pictures and write-ups on all.

John Knott, the president, CEO, and co-founder of Noisette Co. in North Charleston, has some interesting comments on the importance of addressing environmental issues through the broader context of the neighborhoods design, focusing on social and economic development.

Also, John Norquist, CEO of CNU, finds that an increase in demand for condos and townhouses in younger generations is leading to higher densities in neighborhoods. This is an important step in the direction of environmental sustainability in our metropolitan areas, creating walkable neighborhoods means less energy consumption and CO2 production.

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