Smart Growth News – February 14, 2013

Mission’s McConwell honored for ‘Smart Growth’ leadership
Prairie View Post (KS) – February 13, 2013
McConwell was honored with the 2013 Leadership Award by Smart Growth America, which held a national conference in Kansas City last week.

EPA invites communities to apply for smart growth assistance
Mountain Express (NC) – February 14, 2013
EPA’s Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program provides technical assistance to help communities grow in ways that improve the local economy.

City council adopts ‘complete streets’ policy
Sand Springs Leader (OK) – February 14, 2013
The City of Sand Springs and the Tulsa Health Department have joined together in an effort to change the way people think about and use streets.

At hearing on nation’s crumbling infrastructure, money is the theme
Washington Post – February 14, 2013
Hours after President Obama asked Congress to address “an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair,” the gavel came down Wednesday on a House hearing at which committee members were told: The nation’s infrastructure will require a lot more money.

10 principles for making high-density cities better
NRDC Switchboard – February 13, 2013
Getting the right city density – generally expressed in the US as people per square mile or homes per acre – to support sustainable and pleasant living is one of the trickiest problems we face as we address the future of our communities.

Policies Outlined in the SOTU Could Really Benefit Cities
Next City – February 13, 2013
President Obama, like many presidents before him, has never been big on cheerleading the cause of cities.

Local News

DOT Promotes Complete Streets
Bensonhurst Bean (NY) – February 14, 2013
According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), seniors account for 38 percent of pedestrian fatalities, yet represent only 12 percent of the population.

Central Indiana transit bill goes to full Indiana House
Indianapolis Star – February 14, 2013
Legislation that could lead to improved mass transit in Central Indiana gained momentum Wednesday in the Indiana House.