Models, strategies and technologies that empower resilient and thriving communities
The world’s population is ever increasing and we must make our communities resilient, sustainable, safe, and inclusive. New strategies and technologies must be utilized to accommodate everyone in intelligently designed urban planning that stimulates the senses and spurs culturally relevant surroundings.
Cloud to Street
Cloud to Street is a flood-mapping and monitoring system designed to protect the most vulnerable communities from natural disasters. Cloud to Street’s industry-leading, high-resolution mapping of flood-prone areas is used by planners, insurers and disaster response agencies to better understand and price flood risk, insure vulnerable populations, prepare for floods, and respond to flood events in near real-time. By leveraging machine learning, satellite imagery, crowd-sourced data, and new data platforms like Google Earth Engine, their technology platform can dynamically map the 100-year floodplain for any community around the world within seconds.
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. Our vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Project Learning Tree
Use the environment to engage children in learning both outside and indoors
Institute for Living Futures
It’s time to create a living future and a world full of living buildings