Do companies who support resilient cities get preferential treatment?

I recently had the pleasure of sitting in on a talk hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that was headlined by three Greater Washington developers working on projects that are hoping to obtain some of D.C.’s first LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certifications: The Southwest Waterfront (The Warf), North Bethesda Market, and Chevy Chase Lake. The presenters’ developments where designed to meet the growing demand in America for smart growth communities. They highlighted their project’s short blocks, high residential density, and improved transit access and pedestrian facilities. And, in the attempt to pursue higher levels of LEED-ND certification, these projects took environmental stewardship a few steps further. Presenters mentioned plans to improve streetlight energy efficiency, protect existing waterways, and support local food production. The LEE...

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