Gallery: San Francisco to Promote Sustainable Development with New Eco ...


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Last summer, the San Francisco Planning Department announced plans to create four different types of “eco-districts” within the city that would lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce waste, water consumption and energy use. San Francisco isn’t the first US city to deploy the eco-district concept – similar development strategies have been used in Seattle, Austin, and Boston – but San Francisco’s plan promises to better integrate critical infrastructure with human networks to improve efficiency.

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