Smart Growth News – February 7, 2013

Unique Partnership Crucial to Cincinnati Neighborhood’s Renaissance
Planetizen – February 7, 2013
Craig Chester describes the “unique partnership” between city leaders, local corporations and private developers that has helped transform Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood into “one of America’s greatest smart growth success stories.”

EPA Report: How Smart Growth Can Apply to Low-Income, Minority, and Tribal Communities – February 6, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a first-of-its kind report showing how low-income, minority and tribal communities can apply smart growth land use and development strategies to create healthy communities, spur economic growth and protect the environment.

Obama taps Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, for Interior post
Grist – February 7, 2013
Meet your likely new secretary of the interior, Sally Jewell.

GOP: Ditch the Agenda 21 Tinfoil Hat Brigade
Daily Beast – February 7, 2013
This week, yet another state legislator denounced the UN’s “Agenda 21” as a sinister plot to globalize America.

Mayor Bellamy going to Kansas City to give presentation on smart growth – February 6, 2013
Mayor Bellamy is traveling to Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, to give a presentation on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the New Partners for Smart Growth 2013 Conference at the City Convention Center, 301 W 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Local News

Long Island’s Future Prosperity Depends on Public Transit
Huffington Post – February 6, 2013
Long Island is in an extraordinary position to be in the global economic leadership of the 21st century, providing the jobs and career opportunities that Long Island residents want for themselves and their children.

Smart Growth or sneaky legislation? – February 7, 2013
The following exchange be tween former New Jersey governors Brendan T. Byrne and Tom Kean took place in a Thursday teleconference.

Work to begin soon on new Duluth transit hub
Finance & – February 6, 2013
The North County is getting its own version of St. Paul’s Union Depot.

Debate grows about future of 2005 land-use plan
Herald Sun (NC) – February 7, 2013
It might be time for the city and county governments to rework the countywide comprehensive land-use plan that’s been in place since 2005, City/County Planning Director Steve Medlin told elected officials Wednesday.

Effort to Rethink San Francisco’s ‘Premier Street’ Grows
Planetizen – February 7, 2013
Planning for the $350 million Better Market Street project, which aims to transform downtown’s main thoroughfare into a transit and people-oriented place, has expanded to encompass surrounding streets.