Sustainability has been in the conversation in Tucson for decades. Tucsonans have always been mindful of our precious water resource and been practicing water conservation in the desert climate. Translating sustainable practices to home building has been gaining momentum in recent years. All new construction must employ water harvesting systems and solar power is becoming more common place as costs make this choice more affordable. City planning efforts are expanding the biking network by creating 193 miles of bicycle boulevards along 64 corridors to improve connectivity to schools, parks, libraries, stores and other key destinations (Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan (draft): http://bit.ly/29JzR6p. Bicycle Boulevard background information and link to comment form: http://bit.ly/29ROgZt.Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program: http://1.usa.gov/1LjdVuP)). In addition the streetcar is a foreshadowing of a planning effort to become a less ‘car centric’ community.
Communities committed to sustainable practices:
Armory Park Del Sol (www.armoryparkdelsol.org/)
Co housing projects: www.sonoracohousing.com/ www.milagrocohousing.org/ www.stonecurves.org/
Other information about sustainable projects in Tucson: www.sustainabletucson.org/affinity/green_building/ www.sustainabletucson.org/ https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/green-building capla.arizona.edu/ hayesconstructiontucson.com/green-building/
www.greenbuildermedia.com/vision-house-tucson https://www.tucsonaz.gov/sustainability https://cct.cals.arizona.edu/projects/green-walking-tour www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/sustainable…green…tour-and…/Event…