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

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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 […]

NARC Releases Analysis of Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act 2.0

The Administration has released an updated version of its reauthorization proposal – the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act or the GROW AMERICA Act. This bill would provide $478 billion for a six-year reauthorization (just under $80 billion per year), paid for with […]

NARC Signs letter to EPA on National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone

Today, NARC released a local government coalition letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator McCarthy regarding the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. The National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC), and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) also signed onto this letter. “On behalf of the nation’s mayors, counties, cities and regions, […]

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