UC Davis West Village
Created through an innovative public-private partnership, UC Davis West Village combines housing and retail around a village square, all within blocks of the UC Davis campus. UC Davis West Village is the largest planned zero net living community in the nation. It used innovative energy, architecture, transportation and landscape technologies to create this mixed-use community for UC Davis faculty, staff and students. The Village Square unites these groups around a central zone of activity, while also creating an open space for the surrounding community.
For more info: http://westvillage.ucdavis.edu
Credits: Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo