On a small island not far from George Town in the Bahamas, Victor Barrett is planning a 100-percent sustainable development. Only 18 percent of its land will be developed, the rest left natural. Flora and fauna will be allowed to thrive, and roads will be narrow, for electric carts. Structures will be built on piles and piers, without heavy excavation or concrete slabs. “We’re trying to do as little as possible, so someday all of it could be removed,” says the CEO of Silent Resorts and designer for Ki’ama Bahamas. “When we look at a site to build on, we let Mother Nature be our guide – we will not bulldoze, and will have as minimal an impact as possible.”

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