The Green Neighborhoods Initiative is a not-for-profit public benefit enterprise focused on greater cooperation and a renewed commitment toward our universally beneficial goal of safe, healthful, affordable neighborhoods for all. By bringing together all of the stakeholders–the building industry, government, local interest groups, and the public each is committed to serve–we hope to bring about a greater understanding and awareness of the issues and challenges that both empower and hinder our progress toward this goal. We also aim to build an environment of cooperation among these seemingly disparate groups while enlisting market-based dynamics rather than regulation or the threat of litigation to encourage the demand for safer, healthier, more affordable neighborhoods that are increasingly transparent to the environment and surrounding neighborhoods.

Our Goals:

Bring greater understanding and awareness to neighborhood design and development challenges faced each day by master-planners, builders, building industry suppliers, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, special interest groups, and the public each is committed to serve.

Foster an environment of cooperation among all stakeholders in the development/re-development arena that empowers technological advances in neighborhood design and building and eases the path of development for neighborhoods that are more transparent to the environment and its surroundings.

Affect a change in public awareness and attitudes toward housing to encourage the demand for more safe, healthful, affordable neighborhoods that are naturally more transparent to the environment and its surroundings.