CMG Landscape Architecture CEO on Multiple New Projects

Kevin Conger is CEO and one of the founding partners of Conger Moss Guillard (CMG) Landscape Architecture. A recent redevelopment project was labeled as a "climate positive." Conger explains how it meets those standards along with other projects.
November 22, 2011, 1pm PST | David Zeetser
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According to The Dirt, the Clinton Climate Initiative has deemed the new Treasure Island redevelopment project, that will reuse more than 480 acres of an old naval base to provide housing for 15,000 people and some 300 acres of park and public spaces, as "climate positive." Conger explains that the project aims for a reduction in emissions by 60% per capita. This is necessary to stabilize global warming.

In response to questions regarding the 10 year plan for the central part of San Francisco, Conger says, "We just finished the plan in the summer. We've implemented two of the very small projects already, and we're now working at a couple of other ones that are going to get implemented in the next six months. In the meantime, fundraising is ongoing for some of the larger ones, including street closures and new plazas. The hope is that all the little things, all the small projects, can add up and lead to bigger change. It's less about remaking this district and more about adding onto it, building on the identity that's there.

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Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in THE DIRT
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