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As part of the Obama administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Department of Energy (DOE) this week recognized Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District (USD) for increasing its use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at 25 schools.
A roundup of community development-related news from around the nation.
The Sentinel Landscapes program provides an important way to engage partners in proactive conservation while helping ensure the preservation of working landscapes and our military readiness.
Located in the Phoenix MSA, the community will provide for aging in place with a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care and will offer residents numerous amenities that include an on-site salon, spa with massage services, library, fitness classes, private dining room and additional common room amenities.
The Navajo Housing Authority presented its Sustainable Community Master Planning Initiative as a breakout session during the 2014 Arizona Housing Forum held Sept. 10-12 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ.
In rural areas with populations of 10,000 or less, CDBG dollars fund everything from streets to water wells to housing rehabilitation for communities that otherwise could not afford such projects.
Tucson's ParkWise program administrator, Donovan Durband, discusses Tucson's efforts to integrate a new transit project in a city that has long relied on parking lots and cars for mobility.
Certain industries are targeted for investment, such as owner-occupied small businesses, aerospace, mission-driven nonprofits, defense, manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology, among others.
Comerica Charitable Foundation's first grant season of the year is open. The foundation focuses its funding on community needs in the bank's primary markets of Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona, and Florida.
Aiming for increased cooperation between organizations and business owners, economic development groups in metropolitan Phoenix will establish an umbrella organization to help manage and direct virtually all aspects of downtown development.