How to Create a Better Place to Live (And Reduce Our Carbon Footprint)

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A presentation given to a local environmental organization about how we can design our communities following traditional patterns of development. This leads to choices in transportation that greatly reduce energy use for both buildings and transportation, with consequent reductions in carbon emissions.

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  • How to Create a Better Place to Live (And Reduce Our Carbon Footprint)

    1. 1. How to Create a BetterPlace to Live (And Reduce Our Carbon Footprint) Christian Wagley www.sustainabletownconcepts.co m
    2. 2. 92.4%245%
    3. 3. U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Per Sector
    4. 4. Transit OrientedDevelopment is the key tocutting energy consumption— even more so than EnergyStar construction or greencars, according to a peer-reviewed study supported byEPA.
    5. 5. SMART LOCATIONDEVELOPINGWITHIN ANDADJACENT TO DEVELOPED AREAS
    6. 6. COMPACT DEVELOPING AT HIGHER DENSITIES BRINGS PEOPLE AND THEIR DAILYNEEDS CLOSER TOGETHER
    7. 7. MIXED-USE MIXING LAND USES FOLLOWING TRADITIONAL PATTERNSBRINGS PEOPLE CLOSER TO THEIR DAILY NEEDS
    8. 8. HUMAN SCALE, PEOPLE- FRIENDLY BUILDINGCOMMUNITIES FOR PEOPLERATHER THAN CARS ENCOURAGESWALKING, CYCLI NG, AND TRANSIT
    9. 9. CONNECTIVITY HIGHLY- CONNECTEDNEIGHBORHOODS SHORTENDISTANCES, THUS ENCOURAGING WALKING AND CYCLING
    10. 10. Comparison of street connectivity
    11. 11. TRANSPORTATION CHOICESCOMPACT, MIXED-USE, CONNECTED DEVELOPMENT OFFERS MORETRANSPORTATION CHOICES
    12. 12. 85 Get Walk ScoreOverviewMore Amenities Out of 100Your CommuteRestaurants Very Walkable 801 E La Rua St Pensacola0.15miEnd of the Line CafCoffee0.15miRoyal Cup CoffeeGroceries0.24miMarias Fresh SeafoShopping0.04miAntique Cardon ApprSchools0.3miA. V. Clubbs AlternParks0.39miLions ParkBooks0.08miUnity MetaphysicalBars0.23miSammysEntertainment0.48miLoblolly Theatre CoBanking0.33miBank of America ATMView more amenities www.walkscore.com
    13. 13. Walk Score Overview More Amenities Your Commute 8 Out of 100 Restaurants 1.25mi Car-Dependent De Luna Lanes Valley Ridge Way Pensacola Coffee 2.28mi Starbucks Groceries 1.2mi Tom Thumb Shopping 1.19mi Tom Thumb Food Stor Schools 0.81mi R. C. Lipscomb Elem ParksAdd placeBooks2.44miTextbook BrokersBars1.33miChans NightclubEntertainment1.48miCarmike Ten CinemasBanking1.26miGpce Credit UnionView more amenities www.walkscore.com
    14. 14. It’s all illegal!
    15. 15. Form-based codes address therelationship between buildingfacades and the public realm, theform and mass of buildings inrelation to one another, and thescale and types of streets andblocks.
    16. 16. What will it taketo get there?
    17. 17. 50%
    18. 18. Florida 2060: A PopulationDistribution Scenario for the State ofFlorida1.6 million vs 7 million acres!
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