CREÄ is an affiliation of talented professionals who want to infuse originality, compassion, and responsibility into the art and science of city building. Cities do not have to grow by ravaging agricultural lands and natural resources. City planning and design need not continue the past trajectory of polluting the air, water and lands. We will work relentlessly with our clients and communities to seek alternate solutions that will set them on a path towards sustainability.


Our clients acknowledge our experience, knowledge and passion. They know we are experts at forging relationships with stakeholders and leaders; saving them money; and above all, making their jobs easier. Afforded by our many sustainability experts, our solutions cross traditional disciplinary roles. They are elegant, practical and tailored to each situation.

HEADLINES

October 2011

Anindita Mitra has been invited to and will attend the OECD conference, “Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report: What well-being and sustainability measures?” Anindita is hosting a panel and workshop at the upcoming conference in October hosted by the Oregon-Washington Chapters of the American Planning Association (please add link http://www.oregonapa.org/CascadiaCollaborative)


July 2011

CREÄ completes streetscape plan


June 2011

CREÄ hired to assess zoning code and design guidelines for market realities


November 2010

CREÄ Founder Anindita Mitra has been invited to speak at Huxley College (WWU) on Natural Infrastructure.


September 2010

CREÄ selected as design consultant for the Ninth Avenue Neighborhood Drainage Design Study.


August 2004

Local Woman Wins Green Award


Jan 2003

Sustainability is the Concern of a Few


Jan 2003

RICS Foundation’s "Painting the town green" Analyzes Sustainability to drive change

WHAT WE’RE READING

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton. A philosophical analysis of the built environment that argues for the importance of architectural design and its ability to inspire us.


Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design by Bradley Cantrell and Wes Michaels.  A guide for applying digital tools to traditional rendering techniques.


The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. An early bible on smart growth and what makes for healthy, vibrant cities. This book gives appropriate attention to the importance of historic preservation.


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. The noted novelist and humorist moves her kids to the family farm to eat locally for the year; they learn how to hatch heirloom turkeys, feed a hundred guests on local produce and live without bananas and high fructose corn syrup.

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