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Abstract

The US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) national system became the country’s prominent promoter of green design practices. In expanding their approach towards environmental sustainability, the GBC is now developing standards for neighborhood development. In this essay, Elissa Black discusses these important issues and their implications for planning practice, giving us a hint of the master’s project she is currently developing.

DOI

10.15368/focus.2008v5n1.6

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