Smart Growth News – January 22, 2013

For Obama, A Renewed Focus on Urbancentric Topics
Next City – January 21, 2013
One should never expect to glean much policy insight from inauguration speeches, but President Obama indicated today that his administration will seek to take action on climate change and immigration as it moves into its second term.

Senator Pushing for Complete Streets Policy Great Falls (MT) – January 20, 2013
The Complete Streets project is once again in conversation.

This week in transportation: Shuster’s first meeting
The Hill – January 21, 2013
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) will gavel in his first meeting as House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman this week after President Obama takes his second oath-of-office.

Seeking the transit-friendly highway
MinnPost (MN) – January 21, 2013
As I first started exploring Metro Transit’s bus network in college, I was struck by how much freeway mileage in the Twin Cities doesn’t carry any transit service.

Local News

Interconnected Community Needs Broad Plan
Post Standard (NY) – January 20, 2013
The opposition to Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s plan to limit sprawl shows understandable concern about local economic opportunity but an overall shortsightedness.

City of Tulsa to present plans for brownfield sites
Tulsa World (OK) – January 22, 2013
See the recommendations for rehabilitating six Tulsa brownfield sites.

Other News

Today is the launch of Streetsblog Chicago.