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

Via Lindsey Block
on Jun 8, 2009
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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 spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


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. JoanaSmith says:

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