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Place-Making Sustainability Institutions

INTBAU is the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism; sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

CNU is the Congress for the New Urbanism; New Urbanists have been building sustainable places since 1980

The Prince’s Foundation is sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; the Prince’s Foundation has, for over a quarter-century, been working to reawaken living traditions that can foster true sustainability

ICA/CA is the Institute of Classical Architecture/Classical America; they sponsored the first Original Green lecture

CATS is the Center for Applied Transect Studies. The Transect is one of the theoretical frameworks that underlies the Original Green.

CNUFlorida is the Florida chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism; this chapter is sponsoring several sustainability initiatives

CEU is the Council for European Urbanism

ACNU is the Australian Council for New Urbanism

NextGen is the Next Generation of New Urbanists


Biological Sustainability Institutions

Permaculture Institute is a non-profit educational organization that aggregates and distributes information and resources concerning the practice of permaculture


Technical Sustainability Institutions

USGBC is the United States Green Building Council; they sponsor the LEED standard

Building Green is an independent publishing company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely green building information They sponsor Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec Directory, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools

Green Building Advisor is the digital sustainability arm of Taunton Press. It contains a suite of guidelines, construction details, blogs by leading green building experts, and product guides


Educational Institutions

Andrews University School of Architecture has an excellent program built in recent years based on the New Urbanism and regionally-particular architecture

Judson University Division of Art, Design, and Architecture, on the strength of student interest over several years, has recently initiated an undergraduate and a graduate program in traditional architecture and urbanism a fundamental principle of which is, and takes advantage of institutional strength in, sustainability


The University of Miami School of Architecture has long been the world leader in New Urbanist education, and focuses on vernacular traditions at the scale of architecture

University of Notre Dame School of Architecture is the standard-bearer for classical architectural education in the USA


Green Tools

Pattern Language is a process proposed first by Christopher Alexander in the 1970s that has profoundly affected architects and planners ever since

The SmartCode is the premier Transect-based development code, and combats the destructive patterns of sprawl

SmartCode Complete is a source of education for the form-based and transect-based SmartCode, a tool in implementing sustainability

Farrside is the site that sponsors the 2030 Community Challenge. Doug Farr is an internationally-known author and expert on building sustainably

Light Imprint is a planning & development strategy proposed by DPZ Charlotte that provides numerous tools for sitting development more lightly and sustainably upon the land

The New Urban Guild Tool Foundry is a growing collection of place-making tools

Katrina Cottages is another website sponsored by the Guild; it promotes sustainability in a number of ways, including by building smaller & smarter

Useful Stuff is put out periodically by the New Urban Guild


New Urbanist Firms with a Polemical Attitude

DPZ is Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company; DPZ founded the New Urbanist movement in 1980 with the design of Seaside, and continues to be a world leader in the design of sustainable places that are compact, mixed-use, and walkable

The New Urban Guild helps to sponsor this Original Green website

PlaceMakers is one of a growing number of New Urbanist firms committed to calibrating the SmartCode to localities everywhere; they sponsor the SmartCode Workshop

Other firms will be added to this category in the near future... we would rather get the website up first, and add content afterward, rather than waiting to get the ultimate content before going live


Highly Sustainable Developments

Sky is a model community in the Florida panhandle composed of three hamlets and a village surrounded by gardens and wetlands; many buildings, if not all, will be off the grid

Other developments will be added to this category in the near future... we would rather get the website up first, and add content afterward, rather than waiting to get the ultimate content before going live