Green buildings & sustainable development are different says Rypkema
To a crowd of 150 — including Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, and former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs — Donovan Rypkema, Principal of Place Economics and well-known speaker on preservation issues, addressed “The Role of Preservation in Sustainable Development” at a National Preservation Month event on May 6 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
Rypkema corrected the popular notion that green buildings and sustainable development are synonyms — they are not. He was complimentary of Phoenix, especially commending four organizations and people that “get it” — as in understanding how preservation adds to the vitality of any community and makes economic (and sustainable) good sense.
This event was sponsored by the Capitol Mall Association in Phoenix with support from the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona Department of Commerce Main Street Program, and City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office.
Posted on May 11, 2008, in Downtown Vitality, Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Visioning and Planning and tagged Arizona Biltmore, Arizona Department of Commerce, Arizona Preservation Foundation, Capitol Mall, Capitol Mall Association, Donovan Rypkema, John Driggs, Main Street, Phil Gordon, SHPO, Terry Goddard. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.