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Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places

The challenging but rewarding process of transforming drab, lifeless, auto-dependent commercial corridors into vibrant, walkable, healthy hubs is explored in Building Healthy Corridors: Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Changes made to Highland Avenue land use study

MURFREESBORO - Highland Avenue should be home to more residential options with mixed-use nodes, land-use consultants with the city of Murfreesboro said after studying the future of the city's former medical corridor.

Historic Train Depot Transformation

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Division of Underground Storage Tanks has been involved in the transformation of an historic Washington County property that previously served as a…

Solar Firm Partners with Global Solar Technology Leader

Stellar Solar, San Diego’s oldest SunPower dealer, is the first in North County to be selected to join the SunPower Master Dealer network, a strategic partnership program designed to deliver global solar expertise to local communities through leading independent solar installers. 


Brownfield Public Square

Chicago TOD Strategies: Sum Of Parts Equal, Greater Than The Whole

Often times when we think of the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD), it's the "development" portion of the term that gets the most focus. While transit is the impetus for…

Michigan Redevelopment To Spark New Job Creation

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) recently has awarded a $129,636 loan to the Ottawa County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment of a vacant building in the Village of Spring Lake.

Grant Preparedness: 7 Tips To Tackle the '8-Week Window'

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $55.2 million in FY2016 brownfields grant funding to communities across the U.S. These funds will assist local governments and not-for-profit organizations…

Perspective: One Smart-Growth Participant’s View On Urban vs. Rural Development Decisions

Rural redevelopments have a position and a purpose—but only after painstaking due diligence gives it the green light to proceed through data, consensus building and all hands on deck agreement.


Brownfield Stateside

Feel–Good Storytelling: From USTs to Fresh Produce

Tennessee's oldest town, Jonesborough, is nestled in the northeast corner of Tennessee. Founded in 1779, the small, vibrant town with a population of around 6,000 is commonly known for its…

EPA Slaps Nebraska Railcar Services Co. with Administrative Order

EPA Region 7 issued a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Imminent and Substantial Endangerment Administrative Order to Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services for failure to identify, handle, and dispose of waste that presents a potential danger to public health and the environment.

Rockford's Road to Redemption – Part 1

In 1999, I had just returned to my hometown to work for the City of Rockford, and I was tasked with developing a plan to rehabilitate the Morgan Street Bridge,…

Legislative Update: Six New California Laws Impacting Water

“This legislation ensures that every urban retail water supplier has a tool to curb excessive water use by customers,” said Hill.


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