‘Neighborhoods Go Green!’ in highly educational exhibit at AIA via Switchboard

Though I don’t agree with everything about Smart Growth it is still a worthy step in overcoming the problems of urban sprawl and carbon footprints etc. , reviewing the progress on publishing the role of Smart Growth and the problems with the public understanding new tools like LEED-ND with even design professionals feeling overwhelmed with the complexity and depth of information and analysis required to apply this to developments, Kaid Benfield writes in Switchboard how he recession and these problems re being approached by this exhibit and simplified communications:

a display from the exhibit (courtesy of USGBC)

The architecture firm Farr Associates, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the US Green Building Council have produced a fantastic exhibit on how to create green neighborhoods.  It opened in Chicago last year and is now on display at the American Institute of Architects headquarters in Washington. Continue reading