Greening the Neighborhoods, Pop City

August 21, 2007

"Perhaps you long for a greener, more cosmopolitan lifestyle; say, a diverse urban setting where you can shop, play, eat and even work within short distances of your home. Fewer trips in the car. An energy efficient home. A community that values sound environmental practices. In a movement called "Green Urbanism", greening whole neighborhoods is catching on in cities such as Portland and Denver-and now, Pittsburgh."  For the complete Pop City article, please click here.  

"The LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism, and green building into the first national standard for neighborhood design. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a development's location and design meet accepted high standards for environmentally responsible, sustainable, development."  For more information on this program, please click here