In recent years, sustainable communities have shared a variety of key similarities: comparatively high numbers of LEED and Energy Star buildings, increased renewable energy generation capabilities, wide-ranging “green industry” projects,brownfield remediation and restoration initiatives, innovation districts and more.
But how have things changed for the sustainable cities movement during the COVID-19 era? Will the changes wrought in response to the pandemic be merely temporary, or will they set the tone for the next decade? What will be the markers of successful municipalities in the future?