Last night, Rhode Island voters made a resounding choice to support three (3) key investments in our state’s economic future. By approving investments in Clean Water Infrastructure (Question 5 – 73% approved), Open Space and Farmland Protection (Question 6 – 69% approved) and Affordable Housing (Question 7 – 61% approved), voters sent a clear message […]
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Avedisian recognized for his leadership in shaping an economically competitive and vibrant City of Warwick October 25, 2012, Providence, RI – Grow Smart Rhode Island congratulates Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian on being selected as one of only 22 municipal leaders from around the U.S. to form the nonpartisan Advisory Board of Smart Growth America’s Local […]
At its May Annual Meeting, five new members were elected to serve on the Grow Smart RI Board of Directors. Founded in 1998 to engage with elected leaders to think and act more strategically about identifying, nurturing and capitalizing on Rhode Island’s many strengths, Grow Smart is a diverse alliance of business and civic leaders […]
THE 2012 COMMUNITY TOUR WALKS, BIKES AND RIDES INTO PROVIDENCE ON JULY 1ST! The 2012 Community Tour celebrates those who give their hearts, time and skills to strengthen communities. The two-month program kicked off on May 12th in Miami, Florida, and continues up the East Coast, closely following the route of the East Coast Greenway […]
Dear Friends, Many of you have asked us in recent days whether the Preservation Tax Credit has a chance of being restored in the 2012 General Assembly. With the General Assembly now expected to adjourn mid next week, we want to tell you where things stand and what you can do. The Historic Tax Credit […]
Program airs Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Renewable Now with host Peter Arpin The Knowledge District, Warwick Station Development District and the East Providence Waterfront District – all game-changer projects for Rhode Island – will be previewed this Saturday on Renewable Now. Guests include Scott Wolf of Grow Smart Rhode Island, Colin Kane of the […]
We encourage you to voice your support for having the General Assembly place the proposed Local Farms, Open Space, & Recreation bond issue on the November ballot. We at Grow Smart believe that this bond issue would be an important investment in our future economic, environmental and social well being – a means of protecting […]
Last week the Rhode Island House heard testimony on transportation funding. See GrowSmartRI’s testimony by John Flaherty above. Also visit the Transportation section of our YouTube channel for testimony from others.
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We hope you’re as excited as we are about tomorrow’s Power of Place Summit. As you attend the workshops, keynote address, and interact with other attendees, we want to hear what your impressions, ideas, and observations are about the topics covered. Please share in the comments on this post and on our Facebook page. After […]