Smart Growth News – November 26, 2013

We Neglect Infrastructure at our Own Risk
NorthJersey (dot) com – November 25, 2013
With the current federal Highway Bill set to expire in less than a year, we won’t be able to afford all the urgently needed investments without Congress doing their part.

Local

St. Louis County is Poised to Approve Measure for Bike and Pedestrian-friendly Roads
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – November 24, 2013
Advocates for more bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly St. Louis County roads are urging the County Council to pass comprehensive “Complete Streets” legislation similar to ordinances in the city of St. Louis, Ferguson and other cities around the state and country.

Planning 3.0 Revs Up San Diego Hoods
U-T San Diego – November 25, 2013
Its formal moniker, “Department of Planning, Neighborhoods and Economic Development,” connotes the shift from creating master-planned communities in farflung greenfields in the suburbs to freshening up and densifying urban neighborhoods to handle expected growth in the decades ahead.

Who’s Bringing 100 Jobs to Downtown Chicago?
Crain’s Chicago Business – November 25, 2013
Looking for better transportation options and a pool of potential new workers, a senior housing company is moving its headquarters and about 100 jobs from suburban Milwaukee to Chicago, with plans to hire more here.

Feds: Killing Cincinnati Streetcar Project Unprecedented
WKRC (OH) – November 25, 2013
It would put Cincinnati at the back of the line for any other federal transit funds and put them under additional scrutiny the next time they applied for funds.

Residents, Leaders Seeking Smart Growth for Raeford Road Corridor
The Fayetteville Observer (NC) – November 25, 2013
Such development would help reduce trip lengths, be friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians, make mass transit options more viable and support the preservation of green space or working farms.

Apartments At Norwalk’s Summerview Square Celebrate Smart Growth
Norwalk Daily Voice (CT) – November 24, 2013
“I tell them how a private developer took an abandoned neighborhood and rejuvenated it, increasing the value of everything around it.”

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