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Eco-Villages for the Rust Belt

Date: Aug 29, 2019
Name: Sam Magavern
Organization: Partnership for the Public Good
Email: ppgbuffalo@gmail.com
Phone Number: (716) 852-4196
Topic(s): Economic Development, Environment, Housing / Neighborhoods

With their large tracts of vacant land and their intense need for decent, sustainable, affordable housing, Rust Belt cities seem like good candidates for eco-villages with solar power, geothermal heating, solar hot water, and some level of shared amenities (green space, playground, community garden, tool-sharing, etc.). What are best practices in affordable urban eco-villages, and what is necessary to make them feasible in cities like Buffalo?

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