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ULI’s Toolkit Links Sustainable Communities with Health

The Urban Land Institute over the past year and a half has explored the connection between land use and health, specifically the role that design and development play in creating communities that are conducive to active, healthy living. 

How is Portland doing on air pollution? It depends where you look.

Air toxics, a broad category of 187 pollutants that cause serious health problems such as cancer, asthma and birth defects, but are not limited in the Clean Air Act, are of growing concern.

Here Comes the E-Bikes

Urban transportation practitioners are always seeking new innovation avenues to traverse. One of the more compelling one is what some have called a “Tesla on two wheels.”

Does Texas Clean Air Act Trump Houston Air Quality Law ?

The BCAA contended that the Texas Clean Air Act and the Texas Water Code preempted the two ordinances and rendered them unconstitutional under Article XI, Section 5 of the Texas Constitution, according to BCCA's Petition for Review.

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Federal 2016 Budget Proposal Hikes Brownfield Assistance Spending

Federal 2016 budget proposal includes $189 million for the Brownfields program--up from $153 million enacted in FY 2015.

CRCBR honors top commercial real estate brokers with Deal Makers awards

The Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors held its annual Deal Makers awards luncheon today at Myers Park Country Club, recognizing commercial real estate brokers who individually accumulated transactions totaling more than $2 million in 2014 ...

Power to the Plant—Not

CDC, the St. Louis-based firm specializing in brownfield redevelopment that purchased the Marysville Power Plant last May, is now considering imploding the plant, a demolition strategy it had previously considered unlikely.

EPA's Clean Water Act: A Flood of Uncertainty

Earlier this month, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a joint hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule ...

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Conn. RDA Program Sparking Developer Interest

The Stratford Redevelopment Agency represents the Connecticut town’s foreclosure-backed plan to remediate brownfields and get them back on the tax rolls.

Duke Energy charged with criminal violations of Clean Water Act in Asheville ...

Update: On Friday, Feb. 20, the Associated Press reported that Duke Energy, the nation's largest power company, has been charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at five North Carolina power plants, including the plant in Asheville.

Oregon Mulls Land Bank Initiative

State legislators are considering a Metro-backed bill that could make it easier to clean up contaminated land across Oregon.

Traverse City Council Seeks More Oversight

In Traverse City, the Downtown Development Authority board members are seeking more participation in city brownfield redevelopment projects, particularly the financials.

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JOBS corner
  • Grants Management Specialist
    BRS, Inc. is seeking a Grants Management Specialist for a part-time position. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing woman-owned firm, with flexible hours and the opportunity to work from…
  • Brownfield Practice Area Leader (Oak Brook, Illinois)
    We are looking to fill a senior position as Brownfield Practice Area Leader to service the real estate industry in all aspects of environmental consulting.
  • Principal (Long Beach, California)
    Roux Associates, a privately - held, financially sound, national consulting firm is seeking a motivated individual to join our growing office in Long Beach, CA as a Principal with the firm.
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