A unique aspect of this round of infrastructure investment is that the funding structure of each project will be tied to sustainability issues.
The WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII), a groundbreaking program to promote strategic collaboration between cities and business to drive sustainable development
Visually stunning and environmentally progressive condo buildings and office towers that resemble vertical forest are starting to appear in European cities.
When looking at the landscape of climate change in the literal sense, we are faced with the advent of severe weather cycles, destructive storms like Hurricane Sandy and rising sea levels threatening to consume vast areas. City and state planners have their work cut out and are using technology to discover future crisis scenarios and their solutions.
LEED is a useful metric that started to turn the ship, but “there’s no doubt we should be moving on.