Built Environment

The design of the places that we live, work, study and play in powerfully impacts our behavior, quality of life, and the future of the planet.

For too long, places have been built around the car, creating sprawling land uses that separate people and communities; promote an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle; and waste energy and resources. We favor creating the green jobs of tomorrow by rebuilding cities, retrofitting suburbs to create more livable neighborhoods, and reviving rural places. Just, green and livable places will be walkable in scale to foster social interactions, cultural vibrancy and a stronger sense of place. These places will be affordable to all residents. And they will be energy and water-smart and use non-toxic, renewable materials.