Sustainable and New Urban project manager and activist Grant Rimbey believes that the human environment and the natural environment can co-exist without mutual degradation. Raised in historic Temple Terrace, he's lived in Vicenza, Italy and progressive Austin, Texas. Since 2001 he's been assisting Temple Terrace as they redevelop their blighted center into a mixed-use, medium-density, walkable, New Urban downtown. He's a tireless advocate of sustainable and green building practices; he's planted over 200 mature native trees in the city with T.R.E.E, Inc.; he's past-President of Temple Terrace Preservation; he designed the local version of "The Florida House" (more later) and large community bat roosts for the Florida Bat Conservancy and he's documented 7th-century Mayan palaces in the Yucatan. Grant is an expert on the folk, 1920s Mediterranean Revival, and Mid-Century Modern architecture of Florida and is a juror at the USF School of Architecture and Community Design. His latest projects are an historic district for Temple Terrace, the reconstruction of Temple Terrace's 1920s "Hygiostatic Bat Roost" and conversion a 1952 Hudson into an electric plug-in.
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