Today, NARC announced that it is working with Virginia Tech University’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) to create a framework and tool set that can help regional planning organizations encourage and guide municipalities to develop and implement effective green infrastructure plans that incorporate ecosystem services provided by urban tree canopies. NARC and CLiGS […]
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Solar Energy Solutions for Transportation: Improving Air Quality & Saving Fuel with Idle Reduction Technology March 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET The average heavy-duty truck uses up to 2,500 gallons of fuel per year idling its engine to run auxiliary equipment. Fuel consumed for idling drives up transportation costs and produces thousands of pounds of greenhouse […]
On behalf of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), the Honorable Penelope A. Gross, NARC President and Supervisor of Fairfax County, VA, released the following statement in response to the transportation-related proposals released yesterday by President Obama and the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-MI) respectively. “We greatly […]
The Board of Directors of NARC announced today that it has chosen Joanna Liberman Turner to serve as Executive Director. She will succeed Fred Abousleman, who served NARC for over 12 years. He has accepted a job as the Executive Director of the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments. Ms. Turner currently serves as the Deputy […]
NARC and Virginia Tech University’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) recently released Greening the Grey: Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Development (Greening). This report evaluates the support system for green infrastructure planning in the U.S. and seeks to answer: What are strategic scales, policies, programs and partnerships for implementing green infrastructure in the U.S.? What […]