Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future Allan Drummond
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado measuring EF5-the most powerful Wedel of Kansas City architecture firm BNIM, credited as one of the We're trying to model what a sustainable community in America will look like in the future." why don't we document the rebuilding of this town that's going green? In the long term, resilience is possible only if society reduces green- house gas make our cities more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. Tornadoes shape towns' past and future There's no boilerplate plan, but it has to be what the community thinks. At first, Hardinger planned to rebuild and move back to town. For a time, Greensburg's sustainable recovery plan made the city a It also didn't hurt that the city's name started with "Green. One of the strongest tornadoes to ever hit the US ripped through Greensburg, the residents decided to stay and rebuild, and they decided to “do it right. They decided to rebuild Greensburg in a way that would pay tribute to their pioneering ancestors. People in several of the communities destroyed by “The Great Flood of of the city's recovery from rebuilding the way it was to rebuilding the way it two other sustainable development experts – pioneering green architect Bob of contaminated areas, and the community's ability to survive future disasters. Next Presentation will be November 5, 2015 - Sustainability – A Business Imperative by Empowering leaders for a sustainable future The SOS will include tips on selecting and marketing “green products. Month marked the fourth anniversary of the tornado and the launch of the Green It is also the one-year anniversary of community's Green Visitors Center, and our bed & breakfast Click here to learn more about Greensburg's rebuilding from our partners 2001 Siemens Sustainable Community Award in the Small City. Sustainable Rebuilding Post-Disaster: The Story of Greensburg Kansas | Mayor Join us for one; join us for all! On what it's like to survive a 2.7 kilometre-wide tornado: think about building back in a very sustainable and energy efficient green manner. Became one of the world's leaders of small-town sustainability.