EP February Forum: Accelerating Sustainability at the Neighborhood Scale

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member Free
Free Admission

Despite a growing trend towards green building and retrofitting individual buildings, there has been less emphasis to merge these efforts into a larger, cohesive urban environment. The Living City Block organization believes that the best way to achieve this is by implementing resource-efficient regeneration of existing cities at the neighborhood or district scale. This concept is referred to as Eco Districts and was originally developed five years ago in Portland, Oregon by the Eco Districts Institute. Cities as varied as Boston, San Francisco, Denver, Cleveland, Washington DC, Charlotte, and Austin have launched programs based on this concept.

Join Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals for a lively presentation and discussion on the potential of New York City’s neighborhoods to transition towards sustainability through the implementation of the Living City Block’s Eco District model.

Llewellyn Wells
Founder and President, Living City Block

Llewellyn is the President and Founder of Living City Block. LCB has worked on projects in Denver, Colorado; Brooklyn, New York; and Washington, DC. LCB is planning to launch new projects in 2014 in partnership with communities in New York City, NY and Durham, North Carolina. Llewellyn has recently formed a Micro Grid and small District Energy firm based in NYC named Urban Energy Systems Corporation. UESC will design and implement micro grids with community based partners. Prior to founding LCB and UESC, Llewellyn spent two and a half years as a Vice President at Rocky Mountain Institute.



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