Whisper Valley: Setting A New Standard For Sustainable Planned Communities
The Whisper Valley sustainable community project first came onto my radar screen at last year’s GridNEXT event. There I met Axel Lerche, an articulate and passionate spokesman talking about a new way of creating sustainable communities.
I kept hearing about Whisper Valley over the next year, and on a July trip to Austin I accompanied TREIA development officer Julie Beggs and TREIA president Melissa Miller to the rolling hills of East Austin just off of State Highway 130 (proximity to the highway – with its posted 80 mph speed limit – is a critical factor in the project’s success).
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