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Come join us for the third annual XNU event at the Congress for the New Urbanism. We will be serving on the panel and sponsoring this event.
New Urbanism Blog: 180 Urban Design and Architecture, which specializes in designing walkable communities, where residential, commercial and retail are more closely tied together, business is booming. Some of the interest is green related, while some is cities looking at ways to be more efficient with their resources, said Kevin Klinkenberg, a firm principal.
Kevin Klinkenberg of 180Âº Urban Design on form based codes and understanding the transect.
Part of the green growth, however, will hinge on collective thinking as to what constitutes "green." "There is no doubt that there is incredible market demand for green technologies and green buildings," says Brian Hendrickson, principal of 180Â° Urban Design in Kansas City, MO. "This demand will only increase, but those who demand green buildings will also continue to become more educated and savvy as to what is really green and what isn't. I think the idea of the lone green building standing alone, dissociated from an urban context and accessible only from the interstate is a dead end. Smart consumers already see the fallacy in that idea."
In an interview from Streetsblog, Congress for the New Urbanism President, John Norquist, discusses what's broken with national transportation policy and how to fix it.