GOOD ideas for cities “organizes creative teams across the country to solve their city’s most pressing challenges by connecting them with the civic leaders who can help put their ideas into action.” They’ve already hosted 10 of these events in three cities and at three schools! Here are some ideas that have sprung forth:
Climate and energy, ecological agriculture and human rights: these are the three program areas of the 11th Hour, a foundation which “works to achieve systemic change — setting health as the ultimate measure of our success.” They have a vision of “a healthy, vibrant society that values functioning ecosystems, active civic engagement and equity for all.”
Review the grants and investments they have made here.
Part magazine, part marketplace, Urbanful is about people, organizations, and businesses making our communities unique.
The Green Production Guide aims to take all media green one set at a time, and features 2,000 companies that provide sustainable and energy saving products and services for film, television and commercial productions.
The myth that it costs more to “go green” on set plagues film and television production. This link shows how pro-environmental measures translates to budgetary savings!
greenpublicart.com: A Los Angeles-based consultancy which advances the conversation of public art’s role in green buildings.
This nonprofit is the nation’s foremost environmental coalition and innovator of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) sustainability assessment system. It promotes sustainability in LA County’s built environment by delivering access to knowledge, resources, recognition and networking and promoting buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work.
Its composed of over one thousand architects, designers, engineers, students, property managers, builders, consultants, and lawyers. Click here to sign up for their newsletter.
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design.