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Current climate planning needs better tools for showing how urban design and development locations impact energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and other environmental factors. New urbanists are developing an approach based on place-types as this breakthrough tool. Learn about the CNU model, which shows how recognizable place types are the building blocks of regions that determine resulting VMT and other aspects of environmental and energy performance.
Daniel Parolek, AIA,, Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
Joe DiStefano, Associate, Calthorpe Associates
Victor Dover, Principal , Dover, Kohl & Partners