29 Aug '12, 11pm

Peter Calthorpe: Purging Suburbia - People - Greensource Magazine

Peter Calthorpe has been exploring models of urban and suburban growth throughout his career. In the early 1990s, he developed the concept of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and became a founder of the Congress for New Urbanism. His latest book, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, documents new work relating patterns of development to energy and carbon emissions. Courtesy of Calthorpe Associates Calthorpe is a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization and regional planning. ----- Advertising ----- GreenSource: You worked with California governor Jerry Brown and architect Sim Van der Ryn in the mid-1970s. What was the atmosphere in California like during those early times? Peter Calthorpe: It was an extraordinary moment when everybody was discovering the issues surrounding energy consumption. Sim Van der Ryn is really the father of sustainable communiti...

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