What does resiliency look like? Edison Awards point to Babcock Ranch versus Hurricane Ian

27 April 2023 | Lisa Hall

Much hullabaloo has been made about Babcock Ranch’s status as the first solar city.

But Sept. 28’s Hurricane Ian illustrated that the innovations of the emerging town, which sold 934 homes last year at the Lee and Charlotte county line, go well beyond that.

The community was among the honored at this week’s Edison Awards, the 36th annual gathering of some of Earth’s top senior business and government executives, academics and inventors at Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers. Along with its developer Kitson & Partners, it was also recognized at an Aspen Institute climate conference last month.

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