Six National Organizations Call for Federal Transportation Funding to Meet Local Needs

Local governments are responsible for the vast majority of the nation’s transportation system and federal funding should reflect needs on the ground.  That is the message that the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and its President Gary Moore sent to Capitol Hill yesterday. Leaders from six national organizations representing elected and appointed transportation officials […]

NARC’s Guest Column for EDA: Green Infrastructure = Smart Infrastructure

EDA’s April 2015 Newsletter HIGHLIGHT: GUEST COLUMN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE = SMART INFRASTRUCTURE By Mia Colson and Cameron Herbolsheimer, National Association of Regional Councils As population growth continues to expand in suburban and urban areas, many neighborhoods are seeing trees and shrubs replaced by sidewalks and streets. Increased development leaves less space available for natural landscape. […]

May is Bike Month!

National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2015, Bike to Work Week will be May 11-15, with Bike to Work Day on May 15. More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of […]

NARC PODCAST: Planning for Solar Energy Through Five Strategic Points of Intervention

NARC PODCAST: Planning for Solar Energy Through Five Strategic Points of Intervention In this NARC podcast, the American Planning Association’s David Morley discusses the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) report, Planning for Solar Energy. Morley explains how the report provides planners, public officials, and other community stakeholders with a rationale for solar energy use planning and […]

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