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Place-Making Sustainability Institutions

    The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism; sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
  • CNU
    The Congress for the New Urbanism is the central network of New Urbanists, who have been building sustainable places since 1980.
  • PFBE
    The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment is sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; the Prince’s Foundation has, for over a quarter-century, been working to reawaken living traditions that can foster true sustainability.
  • ICAA
    The Institute of Classical Art & Architecture sponsored the first Original Green lecture.
  • CATS
    The Center for Applied Transect Studies is the keeper of the Rural-Urban Transect. The Transect is one of the theoretical frameworks that underlies the Original Green.
  • CNU Florida
    The Florida chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism sponsors several sustainability initiatives.
  • CEU
    The Council for European Urbanism is a European sister organization to the CNU.
  • ACNU
    The Australian Council for New Urbanism is an Australian sister organization to the CNU.
  • CNU NextGen
    The Next Generation of New Urbanists is a US-based organization made up mostly of those who began their New Urbanist careers after the mid-1990s.

Biological Sustainability Institutions

  • Permaculture Institute
    The Permaculture Institute is a non-profit educational organization that aggregates and distributes information and resources concerning the practice of permaculture.

Technical Sustainability Institutions

    The United States Green Building Council sponsors the LEED standard.
  • Building Green
    Building Green is an independent publishing company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely green building information They sponsor Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec Directory, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools.
  • Green Building Advisor
    Green Building Advisor is the digital sustainability arm of Taunton Press. It contains a suite of guidelines, construction details, blogs by leading green building experts, and product guides.

Educational Institutions

Green Tools

  • Pattern Language
    Pattern Language is a process proposed first by Christopher Alexander in the 1970s that has profoundly affected architects and planners ever since.
  • SmartCode
    The SmartCode is the premier Transect-based development code, and combats the destructive patterns of sprawl.
  • SmartCode Complete
    SmartCode Complete is a source of education for the form-based and transect-based SmartCode, a tool in implementing sustainability.
  • 2030 Community Challenge
    Farr Associates sponsors the 2030 Community Challenge. Doug Farr is an internationally-known author and expert on building sustainably.
  • Light Imprint
    DPZ Charlotte developed Light Imprint, which is a planning & development strategy accompanied by numerous tools for sitting development more lightly and sustainably upon the land.
  • Katrina Cottages
    The New Urban Guild hosts the Katrina Cottages; it promotes sustainability in a number of ways, including by building smaller & smarter.

New Urbanist Firms with a Polemical Attitude

  • DPZ
    Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company founded the New Urbanism movement in 1980 with the design of Seaside, and continues to be a world leader in the design of sustainable places that are compact, mixed-use, and walkable.
  • New Urban Guild
    The Guild's sister non-profit entity, the Guild Foundation, sponsors this Original Green website.
  • PlaceMakers
    PlaceMakers is one of a growing number of New Urbanist firms committed to calibrating the SmartCode to localities everywhere; they sponsor the SmartCode Workshop.

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