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Center for Watershed Protection. Better Site Design.

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Chicago Region Biodiversity Council (1999b). Biodiversity Recovery Plan, Executive
Summary. Chicago, IL: Chicago Region Biodiversity Council.

Chicago Wilderness. http://www.chicagowilderness.org/coalition/index.cfm

The Children and Nature Network. http://www.childrenandnature.org/

City of Chicago. Green Alley Handbook. http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webportal/COCWebPortal/COC_EDITORIAL/GreenAlleyHandbook.pdf.
Congress for the New Urbanism. (1996). Charter of the New Urbanism.

Conservation Design Forum. http://www.cdfinc.com/.

Conservation Research Institute. 2005. Changing Cost Perceptions: AnAnalysis of Conservation Development, Executive Summary.

Conservation Fund. (2006). Conservation-Based Affordable Housing. Arlington, VA: The Conservation Fund.

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Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. (1999) The Lexicon of the New Urbanism. Miami: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company.

Duany, Andres and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, "Lexicon of the New Urbanism," in Watson, Plattus, and Shibley (eds.) Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003).

Faber Taylor, A., Kuo, F.E., & Sullivan, W.C. (2001). "Coping with ADD: The surprising connection to green play settings." Environment and Behavior, 33(1), 54-77.

Gilman, Robert. 1991. Eco-village Challenge. The Context Institute. Article from "Living Together." http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC29/Gilman1.htm . (Accessed April30, 2008).

Global Eco-village Network. http://gen.ecovillage.org/.

Glosser, Deanna. 2006. "The Sustainable Watershed Action Team (SWAT)—Providing Technical Assistance to Local Governments," in CW Journal, 4(1), March 2006, p. 19-24.

Guillette, Anne. (2007, April 3). Achieving Sustainable Site Design through Low ImpactDevelopment Practices. Retrieved from Whole Building Design Guide: http://www.wbdg.org/resources/lidsitedesign.php.

Haines, Anna. 2002. "An Innovative Tool for Managing Rural Residential Development: A Look at Conservation Subdivisions," in Land Use Tracker, 2(1).

Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council. The Benefits of Natural Landscaping. http://www.standingupforillinois.org/green/

Kuo, F.E., & Faber Taylor, A. (2004). "A potential natural treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence from a national study." American Journal of Public Health, 94(9), 1580-1586.

Matre, Lynn Van. 2002. Naperville, Ill-Based Tellabs Takes a Cue from Nature. Chicago Tribune, August 14, Accession number: 2W63625740052.

McHenry County Government, 2007. http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/common/CountyDpt/PlanDev/PDFDocs/McHenryConservationDevelopmentOrdinance.pdf.
McHenry County, Addendum to the McHenry County Subdivision Ordinance (Adopted February 19, 2008), p. 18. http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/common/CountyDpt/PlanDev/PDFDocs/ConservationDesignAddendum-February192008FinalVersionPDF.doc.

Mohamed, Rayman. 2006, "The Economic of Conservation Subdivisions: Price Premiums, Improvement Costs, and Absorption Rates." Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, January 2006 376-399.

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The Nature Conservancy and Chicago Wilderness. Date Unknown. Conservation DesignIn Practice.

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Prairie Crossing. http://www.prairiecrossing.com/.

Residential Streets, Third Edition, by Walter Kulash, Principal Author. Urban Land Institute, National Association of Home Builders, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Smart Growth Network. http://www.smartgrowth.org/.

Stone, B., & Rodgers, M.O. (2001). "Urban Form and Thermal Efficiency: How the
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Wade, Beth. 2000. "Urban Planning: Putting the Freeze on Heat Islands," American City& Country, (February 2000): 30(7).

Wisniewski, Mary 2007. Using Alleys to fight heat, water runoff. Chicago Sun Times, October 22. http://www.suntimes.com/business/innovation/614274,CST-FIN-i-Alley22.stng.

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  • Perry Bigelow, Bigelow Homes
  • Jerry Conrad, Cambridge Homes
  • Judi Deszcz, Plainfield Public Library
  • Dennis Dreher, Cowhey Gudmundson Leder
  • Julia Kennedy, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Richard Mariner, Consultant
  • Jason Navota, Conservation Design Forum
  • Bob Newport, U.S. EPA, Region 5
  • James Paul, ALPS Development
  • Mike Sands, Prairie Crossing
  • Jim VanderKloot, U.S. EPA, Region 5
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