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Neighborhoods Go Green!

Celebrating projects around the world that are transforming our neighborhoods into walkable, sustainable and thriving communities.

Scaling up Sustainability

The Neighborhoods Go Green! Exhibit explores the enormous potential of a whole neighborhood approach, and challenges visitors to think big—linking the importance of sustainability with the places where we all live and work. Using LEED for Neighborhood Development as a framework for a green neighborhood, the exhibit features the key elements of a model green neighborhood and showcases successful national and local projects.

Local engagement

While taking a national focus, the exhibit challenges local policymakers and advocacy groups to incentivize and encourage LEED for Neighborhood Development projects. One of the most dynamic features of the exhibit is the Regional Challenge. Unique to each exhibit location, the exhibit collaborators work with local government, companies and residents to meet a community commitment. For example, Chicago’s Challenge was to establish projects in each county in the state and for Chicago regional agencies to encourage LEED for Neighborhood Development for future redevelopment projects.

2012 exhibit details

Support Neighborhoods Go Green!

The exhibit provides a unique opportunity for USGBC and its sponsors to involve local community members and policymakers in the momentum of the green neighborhood movement.
  • Sponsor the exhibit locally
  • Sponsor the exhibit nationally
  • Promote the exhibit to your constituents and colleagues
  • Offer your local LEED for Neighborhood Development project for a tour

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First exhibited in Chicago in 2010, Neighborhoods Go Green! was co-curated by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) with Farr Associates and USGBC.