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Important Poll: Communicating to Americans about Sustainable Communities

Important Poll: Communicating to Americans about Sustainable Communities

Thanks to Jim Heid of Urban Green for putting us onto this important article. Excerpted from an article by David Boyd at Citiwire.net Smart Growth America (SGA) has commissioned a national survey intended to gain a better understanding about the role of sustainable communities in America’s economic recovery.   “One of the main findings of […]

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Watch the CNBC One Planet Communities Film here!

Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain’s OneBrighton, UK and Codding Enterprises’ Sonoma Mountain Village, USA, two of our fully endorsed One Planet Communities, were featured in last week’s CNBC Responsible Business Television series. Pooran Desai OBE, the International Director for the OPC programme and Co-founder of BioRegional gave his views in the film on how to make […]

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United Nations report highlights One Planet Communities

A new United Nations report, TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION, identifies 8 case studies of sustainable communities around the world – and 6 of the 8 are One Planet Communities! Sonoma Mountain Village, Mata de Sesimbra, Masdar City, Barangaroo, Panyu Jinshan, and BedZED all earn mention.The report was produced by the Department […]

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Report: The environmental, social and economic impacts of BioRegional’s “Veg Van”

Report: The environmental, social and economic impacts of BioRegional’s “Veg Van”

Increasing the supply and demand of fruit and vegetables that are produced locally and in season presents a possible strategy to meet UK government health and environmental objectives. In the London Borough of Sutton, a renovated milk float called the Veg Van has begun selling locally produced fruit and vegetables, aiming to increase the consumption of local […]

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Sonoma Mountain Village Approved

America’s first One Planet Community is well on its way to realization – Codding Enterprise’s Sonoma Mountain Village project has been approved for entitlement by the Rohnert Park City Council.   Included in the plan are new fire and police stations, a broader range of housing types, greater sales-tax revenues, precedent-setting green and sustainable environmental […]

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One Planet Team shortlisted for major Edmonton infill redevelopment competition

One Planet Team shortlisted for major Edmonton infill redevelopment competition

BioRegional North America, in collaboration with sustainable architecture and planning leader BNIM, have developed one of five submissions short-listed for a design competition for the Edmonton City Centre Airport Redevelopment, beating out 28 other teams. While BNIM serves as the project lead, BioRegional North America hand-picked team members Windmill/BuildGreen Solutions, transportation planners Crandall Arambula,  district […]

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Dwell Magazine declares Sonoma Mountain Village “Best in the US”

Dwell Magazine declares Sonoma Mountain Village “Best in the US”

California. Dwell Magazine, North America’s highly respected industry publication for modern architecture and design, had this to say about Sonoma Mountain Village in the October 2008 edition: “Naturally, sustainability guides the design, from framing made from locally recycled cars to alternative energy for all 1,900 homes. A “five-minute living” layout makes it easy to walk […]

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