Author Archives: Kristin Dispenza

Green Building Efforts in Alaska

February 5th, 2008 | by Kristin Dispenza

The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being progressive when it comes to green building, with Washington and Oregon setting [&hellip


Global Recognition for High Point

January 29th, 2008 | by Kristin Dispenza

The High Point neighborhood in Seattle, Washington — a mixed-use, mixed-income community that is seven miles from the space needle [&hellip


A New Crop for American Farmers

January 15th, 2008 | by Kristin Dispenza

Northwest cities do such an impressive job of leading urban America toward more planet-friendly living that it can be easy [&hellip


Moving Beyond LEED

January 1st, 2008 | by Kristin Dispenza

The Cascadia Region Green Building Council (covering Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) is already attempting to push beyond the LEED [&hellip


Married with Children… in the City

December 25th, 2007 | by Kristin Dispenza

Communities full of “McMansions” seem to be everywhere these days, and they have plenty of buyers standing at the ready. [&hellip


Lloyd Crossing Sets a New Standard

December 11th, 2007 | by Kristin Dispenza

Portland has been recognized for decades as a leader in urban planning. Today its progressive philosophies are being applied to [&hellip



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