America’s ‘first fully sustainable block’ coming to…What, where?!

Via on Jun 8, 2009

sustainable block Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas?! Huh!  When thinking about Dallas, Texas, nothing comes to mind that rings the environmentally friendly bell.  But San Francisco’s Urban Re:vision has great intention in ‘forwarding Dallas.’  With architectural samples coming from designers in 14 countries, the block’s structure plans to include “on-site food production, renewable energy generation and a host of other green features, the project will be built in place of a parking lot across from City Hall.”

This green block hopes to house anywhere between 500-850 or so residents as well as incorporate “solar thermal, photovoltaic and wind power generation, providing for 100% of the energy need” and a hope for slow food restaurants and organic farming.

Re:Vision Dallas might change the face of architecture and design. Let’s wait and see.

Re:Vision Dallas

About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block loves a good picnic, bottle glass of wine and a new recipe. She likes to do all the cliché things: sing in the shower, dance in her underwear in the living room—which her dog doesn't approve of, yet—and take long walks on the beach. She's currently struggling with misanthropy, but working on it every day—although it's hard living in California.

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3 Responses to “America’s ‘first fully sustainable block’ coming to…What, where?!”

  1. Mary says:

    Woo hoo. I posted the first link to this story on an elephant article. I'm glad you guys are reporting on it!

  2. Joana Smith JoanaSmith says:

    I'm glad to see Texas taking some steps.
    We have a long way to go, but progress is golden*

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