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  1. German Marshall Fund Webinar- August 2, 2011

  2. 80% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050 www.LivingCityBlock.org

  3. What kind of cities will they live in? www.LivingCityBlock.org

  4. What kind of cities will they live in? www.LivingCityBlock.org

  5. Vision and Mission Regenerative and resilient cities that are culturally thriving, energy and resource hyper-efficient, and economically sustainable. To create a replicable, exportable, scalable, and economically viable framework for the resource-efficient regeneration of existing cities. www.LivingCityBlock.org

  6. What we do • We work as an implementation partner to transform existing urban communities into: hyper-resource efficient, economically sustainable, socially and culturally thriving urban neighborhoods. www.LivingCityBlock.org

  7. National Partners www.LivingCityBlock.org

  8. NGOs and Tech Partners www.LivingCityBlock.org

  9. Denver Local and State Partners www.LivingCityBlock.org

  10. What we are going to do • Living City Denver LoDo Near-Term Goals • ENERGY and RESOURCES: • 50% reduction by by 2012, 75% by 2014, • At-least two net-zero buildings by 2016 • MOBILITY: • Vehicle miles traveled reduced by 50% in 2016 • COMMUNITY: • Increase in resident well-being and satisfaction, • Lower obesity rates, Increased community involvement, variety of housing choices • Local economic development: • Significant increases in property value, Economic Efficiency and Right Retail. www.LivingCityBlock.org

  11. How we are going to do it An Integrated Approach with Multiple Benefits. • Prove the business/finance case • Prove the economic development case • Prove the livable communities case All accomplished through the lens of sustainable re-development www.LivingCityBlock.org

  12. New construction and large buildings • This type of work is being achieved in ground-up construction and large buildings. Our challenge is to achieve the same thing, or better, in existingsmall to medium sized buildings and the communities they comprise. www.LivingCityBlock.org

  13. 95% of U.S. commercial building owners own small to mid-sized commercial buildings • 45% of all commercial sq footage • Consuming 44% of annual commercial building energy use www.LivingCityBlock.org

  14. Aggregation model • Old Fashioned Aggregation Combined with New Thinking and Models HOAs Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Aggregated Block “Building Owners Association” of some form TBD Business Associations Other Special Districts PPAs Solar Leasing Models ESCOs www.LivingCityBlock.org

  15. Our work • Programmatic Work • Livable Communities • Resource Efficiency and Reduction • Energy • Water • Waste • Material Flows • Mobility • Finance and Governance Structures • Non-programmatic Work • Marketing & Outreach • Economic Development www.LivingCityBlock.org

  16. Our framework • Bring together the work in multiple locations to create Denver Washington, D.C. Energy - Water - Waste - Material Flows - Mobility - Livable Communities - Finance & Strategy - Living City Block Framework Brooklyn Santa Marta, Colombia • A replicable, exportable, scalable, and economically viable framework for the resource-efficientregeneration of existing cities. www.LivingCityBlock.org

  17. LC Denver LoDo Block profile • 16 buildings with over 700,000 sq ft (including underground parking) • Almost all historic, in a designated landmark area • Mixed use – residential, commercial, and retail with 6 restaurants www.LivingCityBlock.org

  18. LCB Denver: Phase I 2012 www.LivingCityBlock.org

  19. Phase 2: 2014 www.LivingCityBlock.org

  20. Phase 3: 2016 www.LivingCityBlock.org

  21. Denver working groups • Launched from Community Innovation Workshop • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy • Finance and Strategy • Material Flows and Waste • Water and Infrastructure • Marketing and Outreach • Livable Communities • Mobility Integration • Each group is a mix of LCB staff, outside experts, and neighborhood representatives www.LivingCityBlock.org

  22. Lcb’s key differentiators • Small to medium-sized commercial buildings • Aggregation model: the power of multiple buildings • Whole-system approach to building Livable Communities • Finance modeling from Day 1 www.LivingCityBlock.org

  23. Living city D.C. 14th & U www.LivingCityBlock.org

  24. Living City Brooklyn Gowanus Canal www.LivingCityBlock.org

  25. Other lcb’s in consideration Seattle Boston Indianapolis Fort Collins Durham www.LivingCityBlock.org

  26. Living City santamarta, Colombia www.LivingCityBlock.org

  27. Sustainability as Equalizer The Invasiones of Colombia www.LivingCityBlock.org

  28. Sustainability as Equalizer • Over the next 40 years, we will rebuild a vast majority of the world’s built environment. We will also need to build new urban housing to accommodate at least half of the predicted 2 billion new city dwellers. We can do it the right way, or we can do it the wrong way. Both for essentially the same cost, but with violently divergent results. www.LivingCityBlock.org

  29. Sustainability as Equalizer www.LivingCityBlock.org

  30. Inspirations The Gleam of an Heroic Act, Such Strange Illumination, The Possible’s Slow Fuse is Lit, By the Imagination. Emily Dickenson We Strive to Turn the Possible into the Practical There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Machiavelli www.LivingCityBlock.org

  31. REPLICABLE SCALABLE RESILIENT EXPORTABLE VIBRANT EFFICIENT FRAMEWORK CITIES INTEGRATION COLLABORATION COMMUNITY