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SOMO developer named best place to work

Santa Rosa. The North Bay Business Journal has recognized Codding Enterprises, the real estate developer behind Sonoma Mountain Village, as one of the best places to work in California’s North Bay region. An excerpt: Codding has transformed into an investment holding company with interests spanning construction, green building, clean energy and mixed-use community development… The company […]

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Oct 27 2010, Portland OR: One Planet Training at EcoDistricts Summit

Tuesday October 26 2010 @ 10:45am PST. Greg Searle of BioRegional North America and Indigo Teiwes of Carbon Advantage will be speaking on metrics and footprinting at the EcoDistrict Summit in Portland. The conference will focus on learning from integrated district-scale sustainability projects and will explore the topics of district utilities, green buildings, smart grid, transportation, urban […]

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Oct 19-20 2010, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericana

Mexico City. For the second year, Greg Searle of BioRegional North America will be giving a 2-night seminar and workshop for a Diploma Course in “Design of Sustainable Communities at the Architecture Department of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City October 19-20. He will be joined by Daniel Viliesid of newly-formed BioRegional Mexico.

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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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Oct 15 2010, Washington DC: One Planet panel at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting

Greg Searle will join Daniel Vilisied of newly-formed BioRegional Mexico, Stockton Preserve developer David Nelson and Petite Rivière developer Suzanne Deschamps in Washington DC on October 15 for a panel dedicated to lessons learned from One Planet Communities at the Urban Land Institute’s annual Fall Meeting – a leading national conference on the built environment. […]

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Sep 22 2010, Toronto: One Planet House Retrofit seminar @ Green Building Festival

Toronto. Scott Demark of Build Green Solutions will present on his project to transform his home using the One Planet approach. Download the Powerpoint here (25,899 KB). Seminar Synopsis: One Planet House Retrofit. This seminar is an in-depth case study of a deep green sustainability retrofit in Ottawa, Canada. This project involves the demolition of […]

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New Urban News on SOMO: A melding of new urbanism and One Planet Communities

New Urban News, a monthly online magazine at the forefront of new urbanism, recently featured a long and interesting article about Sonoma Mountain Village. An excerpt: Factory and office buildings that Hewlett-Packard erected in the 1980s — extremely strong, they were built to accom- modate any HP product line — will end up serving a […]

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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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BedZED in Top 5 Most Important Green Buildings

BedZED ranked at #4 in Architect Magazine’s poll of “the five most-important green buildings” by (mostly) US voters.

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