Streesblog Part 4

StreetsblogSF (February, 2011)

StreetsblogSF, in their 5-part series featuring Peter Calthorpe's new book, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, focuses the fourth installment on Green Urbanism, which is enabled by using all of the tools in the toolbox required to get to the 12% Solution, including urbanism and green technology. "Once demands are reduced by passive urbanism, the next step is to add technology. Green urbanism is what you get when you combine the best of traditional urbanism with renewable energy sources, advanced conservation techniques, new green technologies, and integrated services and utilities. All the inherent benefits of urbanism can be amplified by a new generation of ecological design, smart grids, climate-responsive buildings, low-carbon or electric cars, and next generation transit systems."