Iowa Progressive Radio: This Week On The Fallon Forum
Blog for Iowa, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, Roger Millar with Smart Growth America discusses the upcoming sustainable planning workshop sponsored by 1000 Friends of Iowa.
Smart Growth Awards honor LI’s ‘progress’
Newsday, June 20, 2011
Long Island developers, legislators, planners and land-use advocates gave themselves a pat on the back Friday for what they have accomplished so far in making Nassau and Suffolk counties “smart-growth” communities, but they also conceded they have a long way to go before the region becomes any type of model for the rest of the nation.
10 Most Convenient Cities in America
TheStreet.com, June 20, 2011
A convenient city is both walkable and easily accessible by public transportation, with jobs, schools, hospitals, groceries, entertainment and other amenities all within striking distance. That’s increasingly the case in American cities, where public transportation systems have grown from little more than 1,000 in 1980 to 7,700 when the American Public Transportation Association public transit advocacy group last took inventory in 2009…With help from the APTA, Walk Score and the folks at real estate site Zillow, TheStreet found 10 cities in the U.S. that keep all the schools, shops, open studios and offices close by while keeping the car in park.
Columbia Pike Braces For Revitalization
WAMU (DC), June 21, 2011
Changes are in store for Arlington, Va. where county leaders have been planning to revitalize Columbia Pike for decades — including new streetcar transit and mixed-use development. But opinions are divided about what that might mean for local residents and businesses.