The current mantra in designing homes is “tear down those walls!” Open floorplans are must-haves because they accentuate the casual living environment that consumers crave.
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The following sources offer more information about sustainable land planning and green building
The following sources offer more information about sustainable land planning and green building. Check them out.
The Center for Livable Communities:
Also available are the Center’s publications including Livable Places Profiles, Making Streets That Work, Building Livable Communities and A Policy-makers Guide to Transit-Oriented Development Designing Sustainable Communities: Learning from Village Homes by Michael and Judy Corbett is being published by Island Press and will be available in Fall 1999 (800/828-1302).
Conservation Design for Subdivisions by Randall Arendt, Island Press, 1998.
Home From Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler, Simon & Shuster, 1996.
Coffee Creek Center: http://www.coffeecreekcenter.com
Lake Erie Land Company: http://www.lelcompany.com
William McDonough + Partners: http://www.mcdonough.com/
Institute for Sustainable Design, University of Virginia Village Habitat Design: www.VillageHabitat.com
Re-Imaging the Future