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Sustainable Little Tokyo was recently awarded the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association Award of Excellence in Neighborhood Planning.

Sustainable Little Tokyo Award of Excellence

MAY 2, 2014

The EcoDistricts Incubator is a three-day executive training program that prepares project teams from across North America to advance neighborhood-scale sustainability projects in their own communities.  Tom Puttman participated as a Incubator faculty member leading strategy sessions on district infrastructure finance, development and operations.

EcoDistricts Incubator 2014

As part of a special strategy session between WeBuildGreenCities, Business Oregon, International Sustainable Development Foundation China US Center, and the members of the Chinese ministry of technology, Tom Puttman provided an overview of innovative infrastructure efforts to support green building and EcoDistrict efforts in the United States.  Chinese demonstration pilot opportunities were also discussed.  Pictured:  Members of the Chinese Ministry of Technology and Tom Puttman tour Portland’s South Waterfront EcoDistrict.

District Infrastructure Development in United States and China

MAY 9, 2014

NOVEMBER 30, 2012

OrangeGoesGreen, a delegation of Dutch companies focused on sustainable urban development, attended the annual EcoDistrict Summit in Portland, OR to learn and share knowledge.  Puttman Infrastructure hosted a special session for the Dutch delegation to discuss district infrastructure concepts, development strategies and current projects.  Afterwards, much fun was had and conversations quickly moved to soccer (or football).Pictured: Netherlands Consul General Bart van Bolhuis and Tom Puttman sporting the colors of the Dutch National Soccer Team and Portland Timbers.

Talking District Infrastructure – and Soccer – with Dutch Delegation

OCTOBER 14, 2012