Smart Growth News – February 15, 2013

Mayor Danner shares stories of Greer’s revitalization
Greer Today (SC) – February 14, 2013
Last week, Danner presented the story of Greer’s revitalization at the New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Complete Streets bill comes back to Texas Senate
Houston Chronicle – February 15, 2013
A bill to enhance pedestrian and bicycle offerings and make them a greater part of transportation planning in some cities made its return Thursday to the Texas Senate.

Nation’s top planners to descend on Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) – February 12, 2013
If you didn’t recognize that Salt Lake City was getting hip in the world of urban planning, here’s more evidence:

How Will Congress Respond to “Fix It First” Plan?
Transportation for America – February 14, 2013
With the country watching, President Obama shone a national spotlight on the pressing issue of dangerous and deficient bridges on roads all across our country.

Share Madness
Washington City Paper – February 15, 2013
Can renting cars by the hour and crashing in strangers’ spare bedrooms really change the economy?

So you want to build a Williamson County office development…
Nashville Business Journal – February 15, 2013
These days a simple office building isn’t going to cut it for many tenants. Businesses want to be where their workers can shop, eat and live.

NYU Launches Urban-Focused Institute
Next City – February 15, 2013
With a none-too-shabby $40 million donation from finance billionaire Donald Marron, New York University on Wednesday launched new a research and academic institute dedicated to cities and urban issues.