TS03 - Creating a Sustainable Community from Scratch

Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

Located on roughly 1,500 acres 12 miles south of Boston, Union Point is an adaptive reuse of a historic naval air station. Inspiring a new paradigm for smart cities, it is an urban environment combining the attributes and energy of a city -access to public transportation, entertainment, sports venues, art, culture, and education - with open spaces and existing trails, while protecting wildlife habitats. Once complete, the result will be a community that combines active living with "Smart City" design to offer the advantages of urban density in a livable environment. With LEED ND as a framework, project developers are drawing new, clean commercial development and recreational opportunities into the region, while restoring natural systems. Development will occupy approximately 1/3 of the property, leaving 1,000 acres as natural habitat. The project will be an example of regenerative design at a master plan scale. The site visit will engage attendees by taking them on an interactive tour of the project's key highlights while discussing the design process with those closest to it -explaining how the project's core principles are guiding development at each stage. The tour will visit completed and in-progress project elements, illustrating the vision of the project looking ahead 5-15+ years. Tour restrictions: Please dress appropriately for an outdoor walking tour, rain or shine. There is limited handicapped access for some of the site.

Learning Objectives:

Defining what a truly smart city actually is, and identify collaboration models between public and private stakeholders to determine technology and policy needs, optimize economic value and drive ecosystem regeneration in large-scale urban redevelopment projects

Integrate a plan for autonomous shuttle and other vehicle development with the requirements of LEED v4 ND Smart Location and Linkage prerequisite and credits to define new ways to meet transportation needs

Understand how distributed and integrated water and energy systems can help every building meet LEED v4 ND Green Infrastructure and Buildings credits

Experience the relationship between expanded green space planning and the requirements of the LEED v4 ND Neighborhood Pattern and Design; Connected andOpen Community prerequisites.

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: ND

Event Type: Tour > Session