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U.S. Green Building Council adds certification for neighborhoods

April 29th, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new “LEED for Neighborhood Development” rating system today that aims to reward communities that try to reduce urban sprawl, increase walkability and transportation options, and decrease automobile dependence.

The new certification, developed with the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defense Council, hopes to encourage development within or near existing communities and public infrastructure to reduce the impact of sprawl. It is the seventh rating system for the USGBC, which certifies residential, commercial and other properties based on their environmental footprint.

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7th graders with a knack for urban planning

February 1st, 2009

By Karina Rusk
KGO – San Francisco

SAN JOSE — You might think the 7th grade is too young to design and engineer the city of the future, but some girls in San Jose might change your mind. Their winning idea is on its way to a national competition. These three seventh graders are not only best friends, they’re tomorrow’s urban planners.

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