Smart Growth News – November 4, 2013

The Download: Challenge Cup at 1776 Gives Entrepreneurs a Chance for Global Stage
The Washington Post – November 3, 2013
But whether you fumble or flourish, your chance to win over judges from 1776, Pearson, Microsoft and Smart Growth America, among other places, ended as soon as your minute was up — a moment signaled by the deep clang of a gong.


Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Shows Strong Support for Public Transit
Saporta Report (GA) – November 1, 2013
More than 71 percent of respondents replied that improved public transportation was “very important” for the Atlanta region’s future.

Funding a Challenge for Roads
Marshall Independent (MN) – November 2, 2013
Zelle said the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s vision is to maintain a robust, multimodal transport system, that can help maximize the health of communities in the state.

Amp Will Promote Walkability, Grow Businesses’ Bottom Line
The Tennessean (TN) – November 3, 2013
The trend in Nashville and other thriving cities is toward walkability and efficient transit. Traffic-choked streets will only benefit sprawl in the suburbs and dampen growth.

Rescuing Aspen’s Ridgelines from the Threat of Sprawl
Aspen Daily News Online (CO) – November 2, 2013
In addition to naming particularly vital views, the WOMP also governs future development in an area where much development is expected over the next 10 years.

Pascoag: Historic Village Builds a New Future
The Providence Journal (RI) – November 3, 2013
In nearby Harrisville, just a 5-minute bike ride away from Pascoag, the redeveloped Stillwater mill site was honored in 2012 with a Smart Growth Award from Grow Smart Rhode Island.

New Kaysville Development Focuses on Walkability
The Davis Clipper (UT) – November 3, 2013
“Our idea is to create this magnificent street with open space and parks so people can walk from park to park, from neighborhood to neighborhood.”