"The Sustainable Sites Initiative is the nation’s first rating system for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes. This missing link in green design has the potential to reshape urban landscape design. Learn about the program’s new ratings system, and hear about case studies that demonstrate the process of landscape measurement. With April Philips, principal at April Philips Design Works and a founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network, Allegra Bukojemsky of Biohabitats and current chair of the Sustainable Design & Development PPN and Deb Guenther, principal at Mithun and ASLA’s representative for the development of the SSI."
SPUR’s discussion series is back in force this week, with talks ranging from great streets to parking. Across the Bay, this week also holds important opportunities to give input on BRT and help out the local bike coalition. Here are the highlights: Monday: Community Meeting: Oakland BRT. Come to this community meeting to make sure […]
From sf-planning.org: ECODISTRICT PRESENTATION SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM Investigating New Business Models to Make Cities Smarter and More SuccessfulTom Osdoba will discuss how district-scale frameworks can help cities to increase and accelerate innovation toward more sustainable outcomes, and how this approach fosters local business development, engages the community and helps organize capital for needed community […]
From SPUR: Recognized as leaders in the planning and development of beautiful, innovative land and waterscape developments, Charles Brucker of Atelier Dreiseitl and Jon Schleuning of SRG Partnership will share new ideas in sustainable development and team integration. A range of scales will be examined, from the San Francisco Urban Watershed Framework to the University of Washington’s […]
From sf-planning.org: An EcoDistrict is a sustainable development strategy that the city is employing in the Central Corridor plan area to accommodate growth while meeting environmental goals. This strategy requires strong partnerships between the public and private sector. Join us to learn more about EcoDistricts and discover the role the community and private stakeholders have […]
We have word from a reliable source that the new SFMTA Sustainable Streets Director will be Tom Maguire, a highly regarded executive at the New York City Department of Transportation, where he served throughout the tenure of Janette Sadik-Khan, most recently as assistant commissioner of project development. At NYC DOT, Maguire oversaw a broad range of […]
"As cities explore options for convenient, sustainable and intermodal transportation, bicycle share systems have become increasingly popular. How do bicycle shares work, what makes them successful and what are their challenges? Join Jessica Coleman, landscape designer at MPA Design, former recipient of U.C. Berkeley’s Scott Traveling Fellowship, as she shares her research from Paris, Amsterdam […]