“Les Bluestone is one of the most innovative and creative developers of social housing. He has shown that affordable housing can also incorporate designs that build healthy communities, even with very tight budgets,” said David Burney.
Arbor House in the South Bronx uses all of the applicable Active Design strategies. In addition, it addresses the lack of access to healthy food in this neighbhorhood by integrating a 10,000 sf hydroponic rooftop farm. Les Bluestone is also treasurer of the Center for Active Design.