Saturday, December 29, 2012

What is an EcoDistrict?

An EcoDistrict is a highly integrated (this is another good example of a trend that will require engineers to engage in interdisciplinary thinking and outreach) neighborhood that is vibrant, resource efficient and engages residents in promoting human connections and well-being.  It is home to smart buildings; strives to capture and reuse energy, water and wastewater on site; offers a range of transportation options; provides open space for people and natural areas for wildlife; and tracks tangible progress toward neighborhood sustainability over time.

Rob Bennett is presenting a lecture, EcoDistricts: Building Blocks of Sustainable Cities, via the City of Austin Office of Sustainability and the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development on January 8, 2013.  The lecture is free and can can be viewed at this link.

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