True Sustainability: Cutting Edge Regional Design and Placemaking


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This session will present benchmark data gleaned from examples of the world’s best ecologically-based regional design/urban developments. The discussion also will include two ecologically-based regional/city restorative projects: the Clinton Climate Initiative in 12 cities around the world, and New Orleans’ post-Katrina experiences related to sustainable housing and community scale development and successful coordinated efforts by public authorities and private enterprise. This effort has created a permanent new economic base for the city, and eventually the ecological region, in sustainable industries. Attendees will benefit by seeing how to expand the scope of their practices, by learning benchmarked data from actual projects, and by obtaining information on research they can perform. Attendees will be enabled/empowered with the conviction that they can immediately influence their projects and communities at a profound scale.

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  • …and the tool will instantly populate, from a deep well of open source data, everything that is known about that place and its state of health. It is the beginning of a conversation. The circles are smaller or larger to indicate their state of health. An indicator bar in each quadrant begins to show whether natural systems are robust and resilient, the constructed systems are high-performing, the economic systems are prosperous, and social systems are whole. These indicators are currently shown as indexes on a scale of 0-100. Zero is doing nothing. 100 is doing everything that is known to be possible within the system. And because this is an open source and constantly evolving tool, what is 100 percent on one day, may become 99 percent the next day. For each action or piece of information added to the tool expands what is possible.
  • In the center, these dots represent strategies that can be taken to impact the components. The strategies impact multiple components, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively, in a complex web of connections.
  • The components can also be seen as “things that we care about” and for each community or project team, the things we care about most might be different. The idea is that groups can enter this tool from whatever component or strategy they care most about and by pulling on that strand of the web, they will soon discover other things they are connected to. By entering at one component they will discover the strategies that are connected to that component as well as the other components they are connected to by those strategies. And as these strategies are selected the little bit of pink in the bar helps to indicate the relative impact these strategies have on the overall health of the system.
  • If a team drills into a component, they see more information about how that component’s ideal state is measured (for now) as well as links to other components and strategies and LEED credits that are related to it. A definition of the component and imagery can be provided. This can also be an infinite linking place to open sources of data, and other rating systems related to this component.
  • True Sustainability: Cutting Edge Regional Design and Placemaking

    1. 1. 21<br />st<br />Century <br />Solutions<br />True Sustainability <br />Bob Berkebile FAIA | BNIM: 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award<br />
    2. 2. Living Building Challenge<br />The Metaphor of a FLower<br /><ul><li> Harvest all its own energy and water
    3. 3. Adapted to climate and site
    4. 4. Promotes health and well-being
    5. 5. Operates pollution free
    6. 6. Comprised of Integrated Systems
    7. 7. Is Beautiful</li></li></ul><li>
    8. 8.
    9. 9.
    10. 10. Omega Institute of Sustainable Living<br />Rhinebeck New York<br />AIR FLOW<br />ENERGY FLOW<br />WATER FLOW<br />
    11. 11. Omega Institute of Sustainable Living<br />Rhinebeck New York<br />
    12. 12. Omega Institute of Sustainable Living<br />Rhinebeck New York<br />
    13. 13. Omega Institute of Sustainable Living<br />Rhinebeck New York<br />
    14. 14. Omega Institute of Sustainable Living<br />Rhinebeck New York<br />
    15. 15. Omega Center <br />for Sustainable Living<br /> Rhinebeck, NY<br />
    16. 16. City of Greensburg<br />Kansas<br />City of Greensburg<br />Kansas<br />Growth<br />A community that opens its doors to new residents and visitors without affecting the values and lifestyles of its current residents.<br />Renewal<br />A community that makes proactive decisions that use this opportunity to reverse the decline of the community and build a progressive city with a strong future.<br />Water<br />Treat each drop of water as a precious resource.<br />Health<br />Improve quality of life by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.<br />Energy<br />Promote a high level of efficiency in new construction and look to renewable options for generation.<br />Wind<br />Greensburg’s vast wind resources are part of an emerging economy and should be harvested.<br />Built Environment<br />Build a town that encourages interaction between residents, welcomes guests and serves as a model community. New development should be durable, healthy and efficient. City projects will lead the way by becoming examples of green practices that are built to last.<br />Community<br />A progressive community that offers urban services within the unassuming feel of a rural, Midwestern community.<br />Family<br />A community that provides opportunities for its young people in the way of jobs, education and recreation as reasons to stay in Greensburg.<br />Prosperity<br />A community where entrepreneurial spirit, customer service, and a sustainable economy permeate the business sector and where residents, travelers, and tourists enjoy a full line of locally owned businesses that provide jobs and services to an exceptional example of small town America.<br />Environment<br />A community that recognizes the importance of the natural environment and balances the need for growth and economic development with the maintenance and improvement of the environment.<br />Affordability<br />An up-to-date, affordable rural community where housing plans and strategies incorporate energy-efficient design and materials and serve as a regional and national model for integrating residents of all ages and needs with services of all kinds.<br />
    17. 17. Streetscape<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    18. 18. Streetscape<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    19. 19. Streetscape<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    20. 20. City Hall<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    21. 21. Kiowa Schools K-12<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    22. 22. Kiowa Schools K-12<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    23. 23. John Deere<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    24. 24. John Deere<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    25. 25. John Deere<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    26. 26. Business Incubator<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    27. 27. Big Well Museum<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
    28. 28. One Planet Living<br />
    29. 29. Petite Riviére RedevelopmentMontreal, Canada<br />
    30. 30. Petite Riviére RedevelopmentMontreal, Canada<br />
    31. 31. Petite Riviére RedevelopmentMontreal, Canada<br />
    32. 32. Petite Riviére RedevelopmentMontreal, Canada<br />
    33. 33. Eden Hall Campus Master Plan<br />Chatham University, Pennsylvania<br />
    34. 34. Eden Hall Campus Master Plan<br />Chatham University, Pennsylvania<br />
    35. 35. Eden Hall Campus Master Plan<br />Chatham University, Pennsylvania<br />
    36. 36. Eden Hall Campus Master Plan<br />Chatham University, Pennsylvania<br />
    37. 37. Climate Positive Partners<br />Participating Projects<br />Destiny FloridaDestiny, Florida, USA<br />Dockside GreenVictoria, British Columbia, Canada<br />Godrej Garden CityAhmedabad, Gujarat, India<br />Elephant & CastleLondon Borough of Southwark, UK<br /> Albert BasinEast London, UK<br />Magok Urban Development ProjectMagok-dong Gayang-dong, Seoul, South Korea<br />Mahindra World City JaipurJaipur, Rajasthan, India<br />Menlyn MainePretoria, South Africa<br />VicUrban @ OfficerMelbourne, Victoria, Australia<br />Panama PacificoLondon & Regional Panama<br />NZonk'izizwe Town CenterJohannesburg, South Africa<br />Victoria Harbour, Docklands, MelbourneVictoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia<br />Toronto Waterfront- Lower Don LandsToronto, Ontario, Canada<br />Treasure Island Redevelopment ProjectSan Francisco, California, USA<br />Stockholm Royal SeaportStockholm, Sweden<br />PedraBranca Sustainable UrbanismPalhoça, Greater Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil<br />Oberlin Green Arts District<br />Oberlin, Ohio<br />Barangaroo<br />Sydney, Australia<br />
    38. 38. Elephant and Castle<br />Menlyn Maine<br />Albert Basin<br />Toronto Waterfront<br />
    39. 39. Dockside Green<br />Stockholm Royal Seaport<br />Elephant & Castle<br />Toronto Waterfront Lower Don Lands<br />Albert Basin<br />Magok Urban Development Project<br />Treasure Island Redevelopment Project<br />Oberlin <br />Green Arts District<br />Mahindra World City Jaipur<br />Destiny Florida<br />Godrej Garden City<br />Panama Pacifo<br />Victoria Harbour<br />Docklands, Melbourne<br />PedraBranca<br />Sustainable Urbanism<br />Menlyn Maine<br />Zonk’izizwe Town Center<br />Vicurban@Officer<br />Barangaroo<br />
    40. 40. Oberlin Green Arts District<br />Oberlin, Kansas<br />Oberlin Green Arts District<br />Oberlin, OH<br />How can the Green Arts District become the seed at transforms Oberlin into the greenest region in the country?<br />
    41. 41. Five Principles<br />Post-Carbon Economy<br />Embracing the challenges and great possibilities of the next century, we acknowledge the monumental task of transforming our local and global economy. The Green Arts District will provide an example of how, by living smartly, it is possible to improve the quality of our lives and heal our planet.<br />Community<br />As a town and college we embrace the great opportunity and responsibility to renew our communal aspirations and strengthen our joint commitment to local and global communities.<br /> <br />Learning<br />Through transformative interactions among the arts, sciences, and the natural world we will initiate new ways of thinking, teaching, and learning.<br /> <br />Sustainability<br />Leading through study and practice, we will embody sustainability through our actions, creating models that exhibit integrated solutions, amplifying environmental health, prosperity, and humanity.<br /> <br />Exploration<br />Creativity, experimentation, and collaboration are ingredients for innovation and understanding. The Greens Arts District will demand exploration and reveal the human spirit.<br />
    42. 42. A Tappan Square<br />B Allen Memorial Art Museum <br />CVenturi Art Building Renovation and Expansion <br />D Workshop <br />E Hall Auditorium <br />F Student Housing <br />G The Center<br />H Green Theater<br />I Curricular Arts Building <br />J Eco-machine <br />K Forum <br />L Lecture Hall <br />M Restaurant <br />N Oberlin Inn <br />O Downtown <br />P Black Box <br /> <br /> New Construction<br /> Renovation<br /> Existing<br />
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    44. 44. LEED Regenerative Design Tool <br />
    45. 45. LEED Regenerative Design Tool <br />
    46. 46. LEED Regenerative Design Tool <br />
    47. 47. LEED Regenerative Design Tool <br />
    48. 48. Make It Right<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
    49. 49. Harm’s Way<br />
    50. 50. Harm’s Way<br />
    51. 51. Holy Cross<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
    52. 52. Showing Images<br />
    53. 53. Make It Right<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
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    55. 55. Global Green<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
    56. 56. Make It Right<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
    57. 57. Historic Green<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
    58. 58. Green Collar Jobs<br />Workforce Development<br />Horticultural Infrastructure<br />Wetland Regeneration<br />Stormwater Innovation<br />