APA Announces Sustaining Places Initiative at World Urban Forum

American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability.

The initiative will establish a Sustaining Places Task Force that will focus on the use of the comprehensive plan as the leading policy document and tool to help communities of all sizes achieve sustainability. Work of the task force will include a survey of existing best practices, evolving needs and practices and the ways in which practices should change in the future in order for the comprehensive plan to better achieve its role as the leading policy document.

A Sustaining Places Day will be held during APA’s Federal Policy and Program Briefing in September 2010 that will include collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Challenge 2030 and the American Society of Landscape Architects Sustainable Sites.

[SOURCE: APA]

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New police facility will have ‘green’ design but won’t be LEED certified – The Windsor Beacon

The Windsor Beacon reports

“The new police facility will be a green building, using Best Practices building standards to design an energy-efficient, cost-savings home for the Windsor Police Department.

But the Windsor Town Board opted Monday night to not take the next step and make the building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified……..cost an extra $107,450 in design fees…….”

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