John Ambert Ambert: “The East Village area of Downtown San Diego is starting a unique transformation process towards the development of a smart community.”

SAN DIEGO—The East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego will focus on improving key “green” indicators including energy, water, mobility, economy, health, streetscape vitality and waste, San Diego Green Building Council volunteer John Ambert tells GlobeSt.com. Ambert, AIA LEED AP BD+C, artchitecture, with BNIM, recently moderated a panel discussion here, hosted by SDGBC, about opportunities and obstacles to implementation of smart growth, net-zero water and energy developments and the facilitation of innovative partnerships in this neighborhood. We spoke exclusively with Ambert about sustainability in the East Village and how the organization is getting involved in this market.