About the Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee advances community sustainability and serves Northern section planners with credible knowledge, powerful tools, and inspiring cases. The Committee takes an integrative approach to sustainability planning, but also emphasizes strategic approach. In particular, the Committee monitors and advances the emerging arena of regenerative urbanism and city planning because it represents the core concept for creating the built environment, prosperity, and well-being of truly sustainable communities. The Committee also collaborates on events and research to advance thought leadership with local universities, institutes, and planning departments and to provide opportunities for student/planner dialogue.

Sustainability News Archive

UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design Now Accepting Applications for Planning-Focused Summer Programs

Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) is a five week summer program geared towards currently enrolled undergraduates with any level of previous experience in planning. Participants conduct field work, develop visual communication, mapping and design software skills, and connect with practitioners and faculty in a series of lectures and seminars on climate resiliency, global

Future-ready City-Regions: The Next Competitive Edge?

A recent post by Alex Steffan poses some provocative challenges to urban planning and urban planners, and municipal executives around the world. In a sense, it illuminates the core challenge and intention of the world’s new Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda. The following paraphrases and excerpts the key points.

EVENT: Habitat III And Bay Area Sustainability Planning

Dates/Times:  THUR Nov. 17th and TUES Nov. 22nd (come one or both days). Time:   2-3:30 pm (student presentations), 3:45-4:30pm (tentative Debrief/Q&A w Prof. Acey; must RSVP here/below) Please RSVP (1) for attending the student presentations (courtesy option) and (2) for the Debrief (required) in the google form below (or click). Location:  ROOM 106, Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Webinar (111716): Creating Living Communities

APA Sustainable Communities Division Webinar Series Co-hosted by APA California and the Northern Section Sustainability Committee CM | 1.0 (live viewing only) Thurs. Nov. 17, 2016, Noon to 1pm (PST) REGISTER HERE In this webinar, we will explore The Living Community Challenge (LCC), a new design framework developed by the International Living Future Institute (the

Event: UCB/APA Habitat III — Implications for Local Planning

Held September 27–Habitat 3 and the New Urban Agenda: Global Negotiations, Local Implications, UC Berkeley, 112 Wurster Hall, Berkeley, 6:00-7:30 pm. The UCB IURD and APA California Norther Sustainability Committee co-hosted a panel discussion on the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat 3) held from October 17-20 in Quito, Ecuador. /1/  The Conference

From Biophilic Buildings to Cities Workshop – SF, Arup, CMU-BCA, BCN

Biophilia – The DNA for Resilient, Sustainable, and Human 21st Century Cities   OR   Should Cities be “Green” with Nature? “We need nature in our lives more than ever today, and as more of us are living in cities it must be urban nature. Biophilic Cities are cities that contain abundant nature; they are

Sustainable City Template–Hammarby

Sustainable new build: Hammarby Sjöstad is Stockholm’s largest urban construction project. The “Hammarby model” has become a tool for environmentally friendly city development around the world. When completed in 2017, 26,000 people will be living here in 11,500 apartments. The district has been planned using an eco-cycle approach and is intended to showcase ecological and environmentally sensitive construction and

Biophilic City Planning & Design References

Some References of some of the leading pioneers: Biophilic Cities Network (BCN) Home Page: http://biophiliccities.org Stephen Kellert Yale Bio: https://environment.yale.edu/profile/kellert/ See also his recent book Birthright-People in Nature in the Modern World, which is exceptional (link to NPR interview here: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169523283/connectingwithnature-to-reclaim-our-natural-birthright Recording of Kellert’s Keynote to the Biophilic Cities network Launch Event: http://biophiliccities.org/launch/ (includes link

Sustainability Champions Launch

The APA’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) launched its sustainability leadership program, the Sustainability Champion (SC) program after nominations were made and champions were selected in August-September, 2014. Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, ISSP-SA, of the APA California Northern Section was selected as one of the champions and is looking forward to working with the California Chapter Board

Regenerative Urbanism Rising – Webinar & Resources

More resources on the APA Sustainable Communities Division web site here. There is also a Sustainable Communities Division Group Linked In discussion here. A list or key references and links can be found here (forthcoming July 16th). SHORT Description.  Pivoting from a net negative to net positive trajectory soon is our current sustainability planning challenge. 

The Greening of Planning Credentials – Top Recommendations

This is a cross post from Planetizen written by Eliot Allen, LEED AP-ND, who is an instructor for TransformativeTools.org and a principal at Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon. Monday, November 9, 2015 – 2:00pm PST. As sustainability initiatives gain momentum, planners have a growing number of options for credentialing their green skills. Introduction:  “With this year on track to be

UCB/APA Briefing: The UN’s New SDGs & Implications for Local Practice

SUMMARY.  December 8 & 10 (TUES & THURS), 2:00-5pm (the Briefing starts at 3pm; the optional pre-briefing review of city cases starts at 2pm), University of California, College of Environmental Design, Wurster Hall, Room 106, Berkeley. Please attend one or both days. The briefing will be the same each day but half the cases will be covered

The “Wicked” Planning Problem of Bay Area Sustainability

One session at the APA California Conference in Oakland–Bay Area Sustainability:  Wicked Planning and Conflict Identification at Local and Regional Scales–addressed the value-laden challenges of sustainability planning and politics. This “class” of problem was christened “wicked” by Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber in their seminal 1973 article.  As UCB Professors Charisma Acey and Karen Trapenberg

NEW Global Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

NEWS–The World Has New SD Goals Historic Event. The Global Goals For Sustainable Development. “This weekend (Sept. 26-27, 2015) 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things over the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and fix climate change – in all countries, for all people.” See Bioregional’s

Sustainability at the APA California Conference 2015

The October 2015 Northern News, Plan-it sustainably Column summarizes the conferences sessions in terms of an emerging sustainability “pivot” from mitigation to regeneration. (see page 10) One of our blog posts expands on the Emerging Sustainability “Pivot” Column. Another blog post lists the Conference’s sustainability offerings: In addition, these two PDFs of the two blog

Too Late for 2 Degrees? The latest from the IPCC

. . . There is a lot of pressure to reduce greenhouse gases now, or else in 20 years we may have reached a point where scientists are not sure whether the conditions for life on Earth would be feasible. “Dr. Thomas Stocker, Co- Chair of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)  Working Group 1 and

News from Rio — The New UN Agenda for Sustainable Development

What are the implications for Planning, and for your community’s sustainability planning initiatives, now that the world’s nations have reached a “Historic UN Agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?” “This is the first time in human history that the entirety of humanity . . . has come together in agreement on a set of

The Biophilic Value “Thickens”

Urban metabolism is one new emerging arena of urban planning and design. It complements two other more traditional arenas: the growth dynamic or the urban built environment, real estate development, land economics, and demographics, and (2) health and quality of life (QoL). <<cite forthcoming>> In this tripartite scheme, biodiversity, biophilia, and integrating nature, or “habitat”

Integrating Nature Into the Built Environment – Impressive Practice and Resources

The Challenge of integrating nature into our buildings and cities has been forever changed by the biophilia hypothesis.  Such integration would nurture that elusive and shy direct connection to our essential human nature. We dearly need that connection on a daily basis for our development and on-going well being. A Biophilic approach also creates a

Getting to High Performance Districts, Cities, Regions & Sustainability

Charles Kelley, of ZGF Architects, presented his leading-edge approach and tools for designing high-performance districts to a core group of sustainability planners at SF Planning in late July. The idea arose from a conversation at a reception hosted by ZGF for the EcoDistrict Incubator program held in Portland this past spring. Charles and ZGF, along with

APA California Conference 2015 Sustainability Sessions

The following is a selection of the main sustainability sessions at the Oakland Conference, including an informal pre-conference Sustainability Planning Meet-Up hosted by the Northern Section Sustainability Committee (Friday, Oct 2nd; see details below). FRI OCT 2 Sustainable Neighborhoods Pre-conference Meet-Up (5:30-8:30pm) hosted by the Northern Section Sustainability Committee and the Sustainable Communities Division Champion (http://bit.ly/1dtKarQ)

Regenerative Urbanism – A Summary

This idea for a literature review of the emerging theoretical and practice arena of what usefully can be called “regenerative urbanism,” is worth the larger effort involved. Until then, this short summary and list of key resources will have to suffice. As 21st century planning and design accelerate out of the first decade, a variety

Nature in the City — Recent Biophilic Planning Waves and the Deeper River

A recent post in the APA Sustainable Communities Division Newsletter (http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0a196b8525f96edf44a4b3f53&id=50187e3c1b, e-Bulletin for 05/21/2015) included the following snippets of recent nature-in-the-city resources and events.   The larger movement these snippets represent is that of biophilic city planning and design being pioneered by, among others, the Biophilic Cities Network (launched October 2013, as the culmination of an

APA California 2015 Conference Sustainability Sessions — The Upcoming Sustainability “Pivot” From “Less Damage” to “Regenerative Urbanism”

The sustainability sessions in APA California’s Conference 2015 reflect emerging best practices in sustainability planning across the planning-design-build professions.  Topics covered include water reuse, urban food, GHG cap & trade, green infrastructure, spaces for makers, health, affordability, district-scale initiatives, equity, innovation economics, and resilience (the new sustainability).   These innovative techniques and policy trends can be

Sustainable Neighborhood Pre-Conference Tour and Social

The APA California Northern Section Sustainability Committee and the APA Sustainable Community Division’s Champion Program hosted Sustainable Neighborhood Sustainability Committee Pre-conference MeetUp at Swans Market in Old Oakland on Friday, October 2, 2015. About 30 members enjoyed complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, toured the adjacent C0-housing project (one of the oldest in the Nation) with the project sponsor,

Measuring Urban Sustainability: Evaluating the APA’s New Sustainability Accreditation Criteria

Cross-post from UCB IURD Blog, by Professor Charisma Acey. See also, the APA/UCB Class events: Evaluations–UCB/APA CompPlan Sustainability Criteria Testing APA’s Sustainability Accreditation Criteria on 11 Bay Area Cities Regional-Local Sustainability Planning in 11 Bay Area Cities [Post prepared by Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, founder/past co-director and Research Program Lead of the Northern Section’s Sustainability

Sustainable Water Policy Challenges

[cross-post from California Planning, March 2015, Vol. 15, Issue 02, p. 8 (here)] Imagine waking up one morning, turning on the tap, and water does not flow . . . , for the next 1,000 years, or it’s saltwater, or toxic! Extreme paranoia or our new normal? Hopefully the former! Yet each day we read stories

Passive House Brussels Tour – Benchmark for NYC Plan

Interested in a seeing-is believing tour of Passive House HQ Brussells?  Why . . . , not!  In September 2014 NYC Mayor De Blasio released an energy efficiency Plan for NYC called ‘One City: Built to Last‘. The Passive House standard is celebrated in the plan as the target benchmark for future energy performance of both new

Planning for low-carbon communities

Making meaningful progress towards California’s climate mitigation goal — reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 — is one of the front-line sustainability challenges facing planners. This reduction is the minimum required globally to stay within a safe trajectory of global warming and, hopefully, climate re-stabilization. Meeting this challenge requires

Low-Carbon Communities Event

6:00 – 7:30 PM, SPUR, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Beverages and light snacks available. A new, neighborhood-scale greenhouse gas inventory of the Bay Area suggests that responding effectively to climate change requires a more nuanced, place-based approach. The authors of the study – Chris Jones of UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, and

Living community patterns — bits and pieces of next-generation urban form?

On January 23rd at the Net Positive (Energy+Water) Conference in San Francisco, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) released their recently completed Living Community Patterns (LCP) – Exploratory Strategies for a Sustainable San Francisco, a research report prepared in collaboration with the San Francisco Planning Department. Planning teams can use this report to spur innovation

Regenerative Neighborhoods – scaling up from net positive buildings

Stream 5 – Pushing the Boundaries: Net Positive Buildings (SB13), CaGBC National Conference and Expo, Vancouver BC, June 4-6, 2013 D. Waldron, Synapse Strategies/University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada A. Cayuela, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada D. Miller, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada ABSTRACT: Emerging approaches support regenerative design and development at the

Introduction to Strategic Sustainability – An On-Line Distance Course

Next class, Feb/May 2015.  Applications due by Jan. 9, 2015.  Click here for information. ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinReddit

Plan-it Sustainably Dec/Jan 2015–APA’s new Sustainability Champion program

This past summer, APA’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) launched a sustainability leadership pilot program: the APA State Chapter Sustainability Champion program. The Division sought nominations and selected champions this past August and September. I was one of 10 champions chosen and look forward to working with Hing Wong, APA California’s President Elect, in beginning to develop

Regional-Local Sustainability Planning in 11 Bay Area Cities

University of California, Rm 106 Wurster Hall, Berkeley, 11:30am-2:30pm.  CM | self-report option (1-4 credits) Come hear the final UCB class assessment and recommendations of a SWOT analysis of our One Bay Plan Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS) on local sustainability planning in 11 Bay Area Cities: Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Mountain View, Oakland, Petaluma, Richmond,

The SCD’s New Sustainability Champion Program

The APA’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) is launching a new pilot sustainability leadership program, the State Chapter Sustainability Champion program. They accepted nominations and selected champions this past August/September. Scott Edmondson, founder, ex-co-director, and now Research Program lead for the Northern Section’s Sustainability Committee, was nominated and then selected as the California State APA Chapter champion and is looking

Testing APA’s Sustainability Accreditation Criteria on 11 Bay Area Cities

[see Professor Acey’s summary at the UCB IURD Blog] This topic is covered in a few posts, as follows: Initial Event Invitation/Description, including links to APA and related resources. Links to the Student Team Presentations.   Expanded Article (forthcoming), July/August 2014 Plan-it sustainability, Northern News During the spring of 2014, students in a UCB sustainability

Evaluations–UCB/APA CompPlan Sustainability Criteria

During Spring 2014, Assistant Professor Charisma Acey’s undergraduate UC Berkeley class, CP 119 Planning for Sustainability, evaluated the APA’s beta version of their Comprehensive Plan Sustainability Accreditation Criteria for their final class project. Student teams applied the criteria to 11 Bay Area Cities, and their final presentations are listed below by city. In addition, the APA Sustainability Committee created a CM event to

State APA Chapter Sustainability Committees & Resources

In the interests of advancing sustainability by sharing existing resources and experience more widely, this post brings together links to the new Sustainable Communities Division, to the five formal sustainability committees of APA State Chapters, and to related links to important State Chapter work that is not part of a formal sustainability committee. Each committee’s

EcoDistricts For Practitioners — Bay Area Workshop | OAKLAND

SUMMARY. A half-day Workshop on EcoDistricts (Flyer), one leading approach for creating restorative neighborhoods and sustainable cities, Monday June 2, 2014, 8:30-NOON, MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth St., Oakland, CA ($145 early bird through May 12th, $170 afterwards, and a $25 APA member discount code: APABayAreaEcoDistricts), 3.5 AICP CM pending (also: 3.5 hours of LEED CE, AIA, and ASLA education credits pending). Register

Event–APA General Plan Sustainability Assessment of Bay Area Cities

SUMMARY. Explore APA’s proposed new approach to assessing general plan sustainability in one of three 2-hour sessions from 11am-1pm on May 1, 6, and 8, room 106 Wurster Hall, UCB, Berkeley, 2 AICP CM credits pending. Each session will include a 1.5-hour undergraduate final presentation of city assessments from 11am-12:30pm (see city schedule below) followed by a discussion with Professor Acey for attending

Designing Low Carbon Communities

“How do you achieve effective low-carbon design beyond the building level? How do you create a community that is both livable and sustainable? More importantly, how do you know if you have succeeded? Harrison Fraker, in The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods–Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities, goes beyond abstract principles to provide a clear, in-depth evaluation of four

Defining Sustainability in Practice

Two posts from the Emerging Local Government Leaders Network (ELGL) appear useful for other practiioners. The ELGL is comprised of more than 450 local government professionals, in the early to middle stages of their government careers, from city managers to management analysts. The overarching goal of the group is to address the issue of mentoring the next

Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability

The program at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BHT) in Kariskrona, Sweden, is one of the leading international programs. The offer two master’s degrees: one in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability; the other in Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation. They also offer one of the initial courses, Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Development, as a distance class twice

The Sustainability Bar Raised — Net Zero Energy+Water Conference SF Feb 4-5

Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water buildings have rapidly captured the public imagination, and are transforming expectations for the pace of change in the built environment. The Living Building Challenge™ expands Net Zero concepts in ways that look far into the future, consider the endgame and shape our efforts to create productive, thriving communities.

Planning meets biomimicry?

See the featured Urban Greenprint project, other resources, and the conference link below for a quick glimpse of an inspiring range of innovative, leading-edge, regenerative/ecological/biomimicry-based urban planning projects. This range of initiatives may be useful for planners in further defining the goal, domain, and methods of sustainability planning (the profession or an individual department).  These

Plan-it sustainably Column (Dec2013)–“Biophilic Urbanism” On the Rise Excerpt

Plan-it Sustainably Column Web Post (Northern News, Dec 2013, p 9, slightly expanded).  A media product of Northern Section’s Sustainability Committee, Excerpted by Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, from a post by Timothy Beatley, October 2, 2013. (See links at end of article.) “Too often,” notes University of Virginia Professor Timothy Beatley, “urban greening efforts focus on

New Division’s New Sustainability Program

APA’s new Sustainable Community Division’s new sustainability program offers insights and resources for amplifying national, state, and local initiatives. With the election of Bob Kern as Chair of APA’s new Sustainability Community Division, the division is poised for it’s first full program initiative (read it here and excerpted below for convenience). It is illustrative of upcoming directions

Mobilizing APA State Chapter Sustainability & the New Sustainable Community Division

Making the connection between advancing sustainability planning, APA State Chapters, and the new APA Sustainable Community Division was the topic of one of the Division’s by-right sessions at the National APA Conference in Chicago (April 2013), the Mobilizing Sustainability Facilitated Discussion (Sunday, 3pm). Mobilizing an effective response to the sustainability threat, with climate change being the

Building Carbon Zero CA Symposium Follow Up

The Net Zero California Symposium held today was engaging and productive. See this post for my summary, slides, and access to resources. My announcement of the symposium is here. This post and the following links provide some additional detail. I also talked to a developer who is doing the first Passive House net positive energy+transportation infill project in the world(?) in SF. 

Alex Steffen and a Shareable Urban Future

Alex Steffen, Planetary Futurist, Journalist/Author, Entrepreneur, and Thought Leader. Alex Steffen is a global voice of clarity on sustainability, social innovation and planetary futurism. He is an award-winning writer who speaks to audiences around the world. Alex was Executive Editor of Worldchanging.com after he co-founded the organization in 2003 until it closed in 2010. See

Announcement – Building Carbon Zero CA Symposium (03.13.13)

Next Wednesday (Mar. 20, 2013), the Sustainability Committee is supporting Passive House California’s one-day symposium on Building Carbon Zero California: Implementing Efficiency for Cities and Regions. Go here for more information and to register (see also Passive House California). The basic information is excerpted below with additional information provided for the main speakers. In addition,

Sustainability Division Events at the National Conference

If you have a Linked-In account, go here to read the info and join the discussion.  Or just read the following: Sustainable Communities Division events at the 2013 APA National Conference Preliminary programs for this year’s national conference (in Chicago, April 13-17) are arriving in your mailbox this week. Mark your calendars for the three

Plan-it sustainably Column (Feb.): Outlook 2013

<<As of 011913, this draft appearin in the Northern News is being expanded with additional links and possibly discussion>>  (Note: originally published in the Northern News, Plan-it sustainably Column, February 2013.) Welcome to 2013. The New Year begins with a mixed but hopeful forecast for sustainability even as unsustainability trends accelerate and responses seem tepid.

Ten Dimensions of an Eco-City

Abstract (Sage Journals) – Environment & Urbanism, Jeffrey R Kenworthy, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. Making existing cities and new urban development more ecologically based and liveable is an urgent priority in the global push for sustainability. This paper discusses ten critical responses to this issue and summarizes them

Public Planning & The Business Case for Sustainability

There are few more energetic and powerful champions of sustainability than Hunter Lovins, of RMI, Natural Capitalism (2000), and Natural Capital Solutions fame.  Time Magazine named her Hero of the Planet in 2000 and Newsweek dubbed her a “Green Business Icon” in 2009. She has co-authored nine books, including, Climate Protection Manual for Cities, an e-book

Resource Renewal Institute’s Green Planning

Huey Johnson, environmentalist and former California Secretary of Resources in the Brown Administration (1978 -1982) has been forging comprehensive environmental solutions for 30 years. Mr. Johnson founded the Resource Renewal Institute in 1985 following his service as California Secretary of Resources. His pioneering policy, Investing for Prosperity, was one of the first comprehensive and long-term

Earth Institute – Cross-Disciplinary Sustainability Knowledge

The Earth Institute is one good source of leading edge, cross-disciplinary knowledge about the science and policy options required to address the challenges of sustainable development. These challenges are becoming increasingly complex as they change in response to the accelerating effects of  global warming. This arena of sustainability knowledge forms the context and basis for

San Francisco Takes the Leading Edge

After many years of the SF Environment’s path-breaking accomplishments, including the formative 1996 Sustainability Plan whose foundation is still at the leading edge, SF Planning is also accelerating sustainability with completion of recent plans, formation of a multi-agency sustainability-ecodistrict program, and exploration of promising frameworks. Over the past five years, some of San Francisco’s major projects have

Canadian Cities at Sustainability Tipping Point?

Are Canadian cities at a sustainability tipping point after 12 years of on-going innovative integrated community sustainability planning? And if so, what’s the secret?  That was the topic of TNS Canada’s Exchange Network of sustainability practitioners monthly Dialogue on September 24, 2012. The webinar was entitled, The Emerging Vision for Canadian Municipalities – Reflections and

New TNSI Global Strategic Sustainability Initiative

The Natural Step International (TNSI), after several years of strategic planning, has formulated a powerful, new, 5-year strategic direction 2012-2017. The new direction addresses the cumulative insufficiency of global efforts to date, the increasing urgency and magnitude of the challenge, and the shrinking window of opportunity. The new approach builds on 22 years of success

Three New PhDs – Sustainability Policy Institute

of the University of Curtin, Sustainability Policy Institute, Australia, will be granted for research projects that highlight the need for smart, sustainable urban planning. The students, Joe Kott from San Francisco, Annie Matan from Fremantle and Roman Trubka from Vancouver, have completed studies that focus on public transport, pedestrian access in cities and the importance of city

Citystates-the future of sustainability?

SustainAbility, the international independent sustainability think tank, produced a report on Citystates as “ground zero for the collision of economic, environmental and social imperatives that define sustainability.” Download the full report or watch the video. ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinReddit

Green Guru Gone Wrong or is there a Bigger Story?

In 2008, FastCompany published this article on William McDonough that is well rounded and a great example of good reporting. It exposed some gaps between the talk and the walk. However, is the issue really McDonough’s personal-professional challenges or society having the capacity to recognize the larger value he produced and runnng with it, with or without

Peak Oil Returning with Vengence?

Although forecasting the timing of peak oil has been less predictable than the phenomenon itself, allowing business as usual in the energy sector may undermine any capacity for a rational and successful transition to a low/no carbon, renewable-energy-based economy. If so, the sectoral market dysfunction (the scarcity-investment-production dynamic to wring out the last drop of

Plan-it Sustainably – August 2012

Cross-post, APA CA Chapter-Northern (Northern News, August 2012) Living Future’s Living Cities – Explorations of a Positive End Game, Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, Katja Irvin, AICP, co-directors, Sustainability Committee The International Living Future Institute (ILFI: http://bit.ly/MRlhDm) recently won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2012 (http://bit.ly/MC32TN) for its innovative framework known as the Living Building Challenge (LBC) 2.0 (http://bit.ly/OSyfjE)—“a