House THUD Appropriations bill boosts FY19 funding for transportation, housing, and community development programs


This week, the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee released the text of its FY19 appropriations bill, which allocates funding for the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other related agencies through September 30th, 2019.

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Silver Spring, MD: A transit-oriented transformation


Back in April, we took at trip to Silver Spring, MD to see how it’s transformed from a car-oriented suburb into a much more walkable, accessible town with an active downtown. In Silver Spring, we were met by some of the town’s leaders and transit experts to discuss the future Purple Line light rail.

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Register for the BUILDing on brownfields progress webinar

The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development, or BUILD Act was signed into law in March 2018 and is the first major legislative change to brownfields law since passage of the original statute in 2002. Specific changes include: increased funding for cleanup, program eligibility expanded to include non-profit organizations, additional liability protections, and changes to grant … Continued

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Building affordable housing around transit: plan ahead and spread it out


Cities of all sizes are facing a shortage of housing for their poorest, most vulnerable residents. And a smaller set of booming cities are becoming completely unaffordable to even the middle class. To ensure enough attainable housing is built to satisfy demand, particularly as new transit service comes to an area and raises land values, such housing has to be planned for and spread out as much as possible.

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Seen and heard at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit


The breadth of topics covered at the LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods reflected the breadth of expertise among attendees. Here’s a look back at the walking tour, keynotes, sessions, and Capitol Hill lobby with the First & Main coalition that were caught live on Twitter with #LOCUSsummit2018.

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LIVE: Community as Corporation, Talent Retention Strategies for Sustainable Growth

Watch the welcoming remarks from the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit by LOCUS Director Christopher Coes, LOCUS President Jair Lynch and Oxford, MS Mayor Robyn Tannehill, followed by the keynote from Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.

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Development Opportunities in Michigan

Michigan is going through an urban transformation that’s making the region more walkable—and we are bringing together the people making it happen. Join LOCUS, the Michigan Municipal League, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on May 2, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT to learn more about the real estate market, the Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC), and opportunities for … Continued

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Today is the last day to register for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit

This year’s event is an interactive opportunity for members of the real estate industry to learn more about the future of walkable, triple bottom line development and to connect with like-minded professionals working on these types of projects and advocating for better public policy across the country. Don’t miss your chance to attend.

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