By: Molly Miller
If you follow the big conversations, you get the distinct feeling green design is poised to scale up. You hear it at places such as GreenBuild, the U.S. Green Building Council's conference, and at the UnConference held by the International Living Future Institute. You see it if you follow Alex Wilson's work at the Resilient Design Institute. The green design community is repeatedly saying it's ready to move from single buildings to community scale, "resilient" development.
Yet, when Rob Bennett, leader of EcoDistricts, polled a roomful of some of the deepest green design professionals in North America last week, he found just a quarter of the audience was working on a district project. Only about 10 percent of them have seen these projects actually get underway.
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