Vision 2020

Sustainable Communities

Not So Big Movement Meets New Urbanism
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Not So Big Movement Meets New Urbanism

Can the Not So Big movement move to the larger community scale? Can quality and... More

Mid-Rise Mixed-Use Development Revitalizes Neighborhoods
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Mid-Rise Mixed-Use Development Revitalizes Neighborhoods

Federal changes to support mid-rise, mixed-use developments would deliver both... More

Is Carbon Neutrality the Future of the Rust Belt?
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Is Carbon Neutrality the Future of the Rust Belt?

With a focus on carbon reductions, 2030 Districts aim to transform downtown... More

The Market Wants Sustainable Urbanism
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The Market Wants Sustainable Urbanism

Vision 2020 chair and the Congress for New Urbanism CEO John Norquist questions... More

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The New American Dream: Walkable Urban Neighborhoods

The national shift toward walkable, non-automobile-centered life is both dramatic and historic. More

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Social Sustainability Takes Center Stage

A study commissioned by the Berkeley Group in the United Kingdom seeks to understand the importance and relevance of social sustainability to the housing industry. More

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The Other Americans

The developing world may leap ahead of highly industrialized societies to lead the way toward 2020 and beyond. More

Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change
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Walkable Urbanism Combats Climate Change

Sustainable Communities chair Leinberger details why demand mitigation through... More

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Urban Land Institute Looks Toward 2020 and Beyond

Demographics, lifestyles, business model changes, and environmental challenges all factors in creating the master-planned communities of the future. More

Lessons in Community
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Lessons in Community

Technology historian Peter Norton discusses what advocates of complete streets and... More

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Chairs

Building Design + Performance
Mary
Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA

Founder of the sustainable design initiative at HOK; Resident Fellow for Sustainability and Design for Health at AIA.

Dennis
Dennis Wedlick, AIA

Founder and Co-owner, BarlisWedlick Architects

Energy Efficiency + Building Science
Paul
Paul Torcellini

Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Steven
Steven Winter, FAIA

President, Steven Winter Associates

Sustainable Communities
Ellen
Ellen Dunham- Jones, AIA

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Tech School of Architecture

Materials + Products
Blaine
Blaine Brownell, AIA

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Architecture

Water Efficiency
Doug
Doug Bennett

Conservation Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Indoor Environmental Quality
Vivian
Vivian Loftness, FAIA

Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

Codes, Standards and Rating System
Maureen
Maureen Guttman, AIA

President, Building Codes Assistance Project

Economics + Financing
Philip
Philip Henderson

Senior Financial Policy Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council

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