Gallery: One Planet Communities: The Earth’s Greenest Neighborhoods

Green living is the hottest thing on the real estate market these days, and BioRegional, an entrepreneurial charity based in London, is making sure it stays that way. The organization stewards the One Planet Communities; a growing worldwide network of deep green neighborhoods that are the cutting edge of sustainable development. So far only seven communities worldwide have met the rigorous standards of an OPC, though eight others have integrated the 10 guiding principles to a lesser degree, but still enough to receive honorable mention from the organization. These range from the 20-unit Westwyck EcoVillage in Melbourne to the 2.3-square mile Masdar City, a sustainable oasis under construction on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.

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