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Meeting the Challenge of Washington’s New Clean Buildings Standard

Meeting the Challenge of Washington’s New Clean Buildings Standard

March 4, 2021  by  Bonnie Frye Hemphill
Category:  Climate Change Energy Resources and Conservation Design Guest Author

This blog post will provide an overview of the New Clean Building Standard and how it applies to your publicly owned buildings. 

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The Importance of Urban Design for Your Community

The Importance of Urban Design for Your Community

March 16, 2020  by  John Owen
Category:  Design Guest Author

This blog looks at the key components of urban design and the role it plays in healthy communities. 

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The Power of Public Space

The Power of Public Space

August 21, 2017  by  Mark Hinshaw
Category:  Design Guest Author

In this post, guest author and architect Mark Hinshaw looks at the power, and growing popularity, of public spaces. 

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Visualizing Compatible Density

Visualizing Compatible Density

April 10, 2017  by  Bob Bengford
Category:  Design Guest Author

Density is a controversial subject. This post demonstrates that streetscapes, vehicular-access elements, and building design are all components that make developments appear less dense, more livable, and attractive. 

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Planners and Police Officers Working Together to Create Livable and Safe Communities

Planners and Police Officers Working Together to Create Livable and Safe Communities

June 14, 2016  by  Steve Butler
Category:  Design

Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) planners and police officers are working together more and more to achieve each other’s complementary goals to achieve an inviting and safe community.

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How Green is Green?

How Green is Green?

July 30, 2012 
 

Category:  Climate Change Design

 Bullitt Center, Miller Hull Partnership
During the last decade, cities and counties worldwide have developed green building and sustainable community programs and have adopted requirements for green building...

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