Webinar: Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change and Prosperity

On Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 1:30pm-3:00pm, CCAP is hosting a webinar on the new report Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change, and Prosperity. Authors Chuck Kooshian and Steve Winkelman will discuss how application of smart growth principles can improve the bottom line for businesses, household budgets and government balance sheets. Christopher Leinberger will provide some private developer insights.


National Brownfields 2011 Conference (April 3-5)

Brownfields 2011: Sustainable Communities Start Here:

The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of economic and environmental redevelopment, or a seasoned professional looking to make new connections and increase your business, Brownfields 2011 offers something for you.


FTA Announces $182.4 Million in Funds for Seven Major Transit Projects Underway Across U.S.

While many of us were busy with holiday festivities, FTA was busy announcing seven major transit projects. From the December 27, 2010 FTA press release:

Projects Include Subway, Light Rail, Commuter Rail

WASHINGTON – The Federal Transit Administration today announced that is advancing a total of $182.4 million in New Starts funding for seven transit projects already under construction in New York, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Northern Virginia.


$1.5 million available for Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a Notice of Public Interest for Sustainable Communities Research Grants of $150,000-$500,000 (to be awarded from a pool of $1.5 million in available funds). Non-profit foundations, think tanks, for-profits, educational institutions, and others are eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is February 4, 2011.