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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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University of Maryland sustainability fund helps green programs take root

University of Maryland sustainability fund helps green programs take root | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
From rooftop gardens to water bottle-filling stations, this university boasts many green initiatives.
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Love seeing this! So glad that the students are stepping up to the ball field and making the changes that they deem important happen. Just like the old saying if you want something done better do it yourself! Lol.

 

I co-founded a non-profit in Austin, Texas that focused on implementation and governmental policies that would help enable ecosystems infrastructure programs such as green roofs, rain gardens, green walls, etc. back in 2007-2009. It was a lovely endeavor and the fruits and our labor helped stem a green roof task force and the 5 year action plan that Austin is implementing today.

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APAC ‘bright spot’ in gloomy solar industry | Eco-Business.com

APAC ‘bright spot’ in gloomy solar industry | Eco-Business.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The rapid growth of solar technology in key Asia-Pacific markets such as China, Japan and India has been instrumental in helping the overall industry overcome the ongoing transition toward fewer government subsidies and oversupply, say...
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What is the economic value of green infrastructure?

What is the economic value of green infrastructure? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
What is the economic value of green infrastructure?

You guessed it! A relativly high quadruple bottom line return on such a low investment.

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China Transportation Briefing: Filling the Finance Gap | TheCityFix

China Transportation Briefing: Filling the Finance Gap | TheCityFix | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Our monthly China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends.

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Private Aid Will Help Chicago With $7 Billion Plan

Private Aid Will Help Chicago With $7 Billion Plan | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that instead of waiting on federal financing, the city would form public-private partnerships to handle projects to transform the city’s infrastructure.
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Award-Winning German Development Aims To Be 'The World's Most Sustainable Neighborhood'

Award-Winning German Development Aims To Be 'The World's Most Sustainable Neighborhood' | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Energy efficient, pedestrian friendly, conveniently located, and full of green innovations, the eco-city Arkadien Winnenden makes a pretty good case for the title.
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Eco Monorail Offers Potentially Greener Travel

Eco Monorail Offers Potentially Greener Travel | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
While it’s incredibly important that architects and designers continue to push for residential and commercial green building projects, in order for the movement to truly sink in the process has to extend into even greater realms.
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