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New Kid on the Block: Crowdsourced Placemaking

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Crowdsourced PlacemakingA  distinct spin-off phenomenon has been occurring in our industry over the past several years: the green building/ sustainable development constellation has been spawning a bunch of new asteroids. Not just new organizations, but new branding around concepts and approaches to improving the way we design and build. Notable among them:

All of these ideas and directions are important indicators that as a community, we are enlarging our horizons in potentially game-changing ways. Who and what are next?!


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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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