Greensburg GreenTown

Greensburg GreenTown

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Regina Yunghans
Jun 12, 2008

The Kansas town of Greensburg, devastated by a tornado in May 2007, is rebuilding as an entirely green community of 1500 people. There is a lot of publicity surrounding the town's reconstruction: a Missouri architectural firm is planning the green town, a new television documentary series on Greensburg is starting up, and the town itself has started up an online initiative to reach out and tell their story...

There is a new documentary series on Planet Green that shares the story of Greensburg's destruction and green rebuilding. The 13-part series, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio starts June 15. Kansas City, Missouri architects BNIM are planning the LEED Platinum reconstruction of the town. Some rebuilding has already begun, as the photo up top shows residents working on construciton of an art gallery.

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