Smart Growth News – November 6, 2013

What the Departure of New York and Chicago’s Transportation Leaders Means for Cities
Governing – November 5, 2013
“They’ve taken what, for a long time, was a backwater and not a sexy position, and made it very public and shown how much it impacts people on a daily basis,” says Geoffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Smart Growth America.

Code Green
Sustainable Industries – November 5, 2013
Now Vice President of a nonprofit called Smart Growth America, Millar has organized workshops throughout the country to identify and remove barriers, offer incentives, and fill in gaps in zoning and land use codes to encourage more sustainable building.

End of the Road
The Economist – November 4, 2013
Half a century of heavy use later, and with little maintenance in between, America’s arteries have become clogged and cracked.

Biden Visits Ohio to Pitch Infrastructure Spending
WKEI (OH) – November 6, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx also is expected to be on hand.

Local

St. Louis Launches Fund for Transit-Oriented Development
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch – November 5, 2013
It’s a way, he said, to help low-income St. Louisans spend less time and money on transportation and be able to travel around the city more easily.

Reigning in Rural Sprawl
Rochester City Paper (NY) – November 6, 2013
Sprawl is largely seen as an urban-suburban phenomenon. But rural communities like Lima are fighting their own battles against the sort of development, enabled by automobiles, which can sap the life out of downtowns and eat up farmland and open space.

Under 1-85, DOT Linking Atlantans to Nature and BeltLine
Saporta Report – November 5, 2013
The trail, between I-85 and the North Fork of Peachtree Creek, is the first nature trail built by the state transportation agency.

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