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Urban Development Resources

Coming soon / In development

  • Traditional neighborhood design (TND) and features
  • How Nature Towns use Green Municipal Bonds
  • Conservation easements and their role in land acquisition
  • Triple Bottom Line – Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA): Nature Towns vs. sprawl
  • Application of selected carbon sequestration technologies from Drawdown to Nature Towns, and their impact
  • Cool Planet – household carbon footprint calculator for Nature Towns vs. sprawl
  • Zero Energy Housing
  • USDA tools for local food production and Agrihoods
  • The Tunnel Boring Company and rural economic development

Recent blog entries regarding development:

Floating Solar and Nature Towns
North America is in just beginning to adopt floating solar technology. The …
Our food system is getting more fragile
The Central Texas food system is just 1% self-sufficient (i.e. locally supplied), …
We are all on microgrids now.
Winter Storm Uri revealed uncomfortable truths about the infrastructure of Central Texas. …
New water grid risks exposed
Winter storm Uri – aka Snovid – revealed a new risk to …
USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG)
What: USDA's Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) provides matching funds grants (i.e. …

Regular Webinars

Bi-weekly webinars on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at Noon (CST).

We will be discussing design issues, use of conservation easements, and green bond financing.

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