Ecological + Master Planning

The Center’s master planning approach is based on ecoBalance: the sourcing of any commodity must account for its sustainable re-sourcing. For example, air, water, food, energy and materials that are spatially allocated for their use phase (e.g., flora for oxygen, surfaces for water harvesting) must also have spatial allocations for their replenishment (e.g., vegetative area for the conversion of CO2 back to oxygen, contaminated water harvested to be treated by ecological treatment methods to make clean water again). The result is an integrated land use master planning process that provides a client with figures that represent the land’s baseline holding capacity relative to the number of people the land is able to support. We often couple our master planning projects with architectural design, enabling the planning phase to inform architectural decisions.

Ecology Action Circle Acres Master Plan

Circle Acres is a stewardship, education, and outreach effort by Ecology Action of Texas. The roughly 9.7 acre site served as a former sand and gravel quarry and later a City of Austin landfill.  It is now classified as a Federal brownfield site.  CMPBS delivered an EcoBalance Master Plan to assist in Ecology Action's mission to reclaim this site and create a healthier environment through resource recovery operations, Brownfield remediation, and zero-waste initiatives.

Plenitude EcoCity

Plen-i-tude n., an abundance, is a proactive compact urbanism response to a global pattern of environmental and social travesty.  A human/nature-driven ecology of commerce emerges, using the reparative powers of a solar community to bio-remediate the toxicity and social inequity tolls of surface mining, while financially rewarding those who preserve ancient desert settlements.  The approach introduces established game changing technologies and societal constructs of resource consciousness.


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