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Opportunities and Challenges of Equitable Development
A group of policy analysts are urging community leaders to begin thinking more in terms of "equitable development," especially in view of the nation's evolving demographics.
posted 4/25/13 6:24 PM read complete story
Group Examines Regional Strategies for Economic Development
A group of universities and organizations wants state officials in New York to push for innovative and regionally focused approaches to economic development in upstate "legacy cities."
posted 2/15/13 1:26 PM read complete story
Detroit Embarks on Project to Attract Young Professionals
The Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program is accepting applications from young professionals to join a new cohort helping to advance the renewal of Detroit.
posted 2/15/13 11:55 AM read complete story
Digital Game Gives Residents Voice in Community Planning Process
The communities hope to take advantage of social media and tablet technology to bring residents together to brainstorm visions for the future of the neighborhood. After completing missions, players pledge "coins" to a local cause of their choosing.
posted 2/1/13 03:36 AM read complete story
Website Offers Tactics for Making Communities More Walkable
Created by America Walks and Sam Schwartz Engineering, the site allows citizens, planners, and engineers access to innovative strategies, categorized under headings such as advocacy, design, policy, land use, and education.
posted 1/14/13 2:57 PM read complete story
Web Tool Allows Users to Search Green Projects Worldwide
Dubbed the Green Building Information Gateway, the tool allows users to search through data to discover connections between projects, people, services, and products.
posted 12/21/12 11:02 AM read complete story
California Seeks to Expand Hubs of Technology Innovation
California plans to expand its San Francisco Innovation Hub (iHub) to include the entire city of San Francisco from a smaller neighborhood within the city. Additionally, the state initiative is currently accepting applications for three new innovation hubs for a total of 15 innovation hubs across the state.
posted 10/4/12 11 PM read complete story
Transportation Bill Extends Planning Reach to Rural Areas
The new Transportation reauthorization bill (HR 4348) allows Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) to extend authority into rural areas outside of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Designated RTPOs will be allowed to help in planning, coordination and implementation of st...
posted 7/5/12 10:45 AM read complete story
SF Plans Combine Housing, Land Use, Greenhouse Cuts
San Francisco-area government and transportation officials are closer to final approval of a 25-year strategy called Plan Bay Area (PBA) combining housing, land use and transportation development with mandated greenhouse gas-emission cuts. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the As...
posted 5/23/12 2:49 PM read complete story
MA City Uses Video Game to Engage Public
Quincy, MA officials are using a publicly accessible video to attract public input on redevelopment planning in two neighborhoods. Community PlanIt's "NoQuWo: Quincy Neighborhoods on the Move" is available for play through early June. Visually, the game simulates the North Quincy and Woll...
posted 5/7/12 1:19 PM read complete story
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