Charles Kelley

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Charles Kelley
Name Charles Kelley
Company Green Urban Design
Company Position Principal
City, State Portland OR
Country United States
Sectors Buildings


KashiwanohaUrbanDesign.jpg Kashiwanoha Smart City Project
The Kashiwanoha smart city project (first described as Kashiwanoha International Campus Town Initiative) is a planned from scratch city project, involving a greenfield smart city vision, situated around Kashiwanoha Campus Station. Kashiwonoha smart city project is a privately-led project, with Mitsui Fudosan as the main developer. It was also the owner the previous owner of the golf course on which construction work of the project were first based. However, Kashiwa city was designated as one of the "FutureCities" by the national government in 2011, making Kashiwanoha new town project eligible for government subsidies.

Blueprint Chapters

GreenUrban.jpg Regenerative Urbanism
Regenerative urbanism is a philosophy and approach to urban design and development that aims to create cities and communities that not only sustain themselves, but also improve the health and well-being of both the natural environment and the people who live in them. This can be achieved through a variety of strategies, such as incorporating green spaces, promoting walkability and bike-friendliness, and designing buildings and infrastructure that are energy-efficient and make use of renewable resources. The goal of regenerative urbanism is to create cities that are resilient, adaptive, and regenerative, and that contribute positively to the overall ecological, social, and economic well-being of the planet.


Regenerative Urbanism 600.png Inventing the Platform and Path to Sustainability Success
Regenerative urbanism creates a balance where buildings, their occupants and the surrounding systems, both natural and man-made, work together to create resources rather than deplete them. Research shows that the integration of regenerative elements can yield greater returns over time. This approach uses dynamic governance systems to monitor and share the costs and benefits of urban life. It allows for multiple objectives to be achieved, from managing water and reusing waste biproducts to optimizing renewable resources across compact communities in new ways.
EquitableHealthyUrbanDesign.jpg Planning for Equitable Urban Density and Healthy Communities
Through his leadership he has helped clients use sustainable urban design practices that give communities the greatest potential to create equitable and low carbon emitting neighborhoods.
GreenUrban.jpg Supporting Community Cooperation in Urban Design
Engagement, Visioning, Master Planning, and Making Agreements are found in a process that communities use to make meaningful change in their neighborhood. Community stories are precedents demonstrating the value of integrating nature with development to sustain active and vital community-oriented neighborhoods.