City of Chamblee Adopts Sustainability Plan
Southface Institute joins in partnership to create framework for sustainability

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Press Room
Atlanta, GA—February 4, 2021—Southface Institute joins planning consultant TSW today in congratulating the City of Chamblee, Georgia, on adopting the Chamblee Sustainability Plan. The city anticipates this plan will help it achieve Platinum status within the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program. This designation would place Chamblee in the top five percent of sustainable municipalities …
Southface Institute joins in partnership to create framework for sustainability
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Creating a Virtual Space for Southface’s Biggest Night of the Year

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Events
The 2020 Visionary Dinner gathered the nonprofit’s community of supporters with an exquisite online cooking demonstration, an inspiring message on regenerative and just placemaking and a chance to meet up with old and new friends. Every year, Southface’ Visionary Dinner brings together people who are passionate about sustainability to be inspired by innovative thought-leaders, to …

San Francisco’s Future Low-Carbon Community

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A 29-acre industrial site is being redeveloped in San Francisco to serve as a sustainable community. The Potrero Power Station Mixed-Use Project will reduce carbon levels by focusing on walkability and efficient transportation, emphasizing open spaces and requiring all buildings to be LEED Gold-certified or better. This project will be a model for how future cities can create a complete community.

Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

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Green Building
Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

Five Steps to a Thriving Atlanta Region

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Greenprints keynote speaker Doug Hooker outlines five key steps we must take in order to secure a healthy and vibrant future for the Atlanta region.

The Atlanta BeltLine: Then and Now

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The Atlanta BeltLine is well underway, and in some neighborhoods, particularly those along the Eastside Trail, it has transformed local perspectives on alternative transportation.