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Reinventing Rhode Island

GrowSmartRI’s Scott Wolf talked in this past Sunday’s Providence Journal Reinvent Rhode Island series about the local outlook on the economy; How We See Ourselves. Does gloom beget gloomy numbers? Yes, Grow Smart RI executive director Scott Wolf asserts. “It makes us timid when it comes to public policy,” he syas. “It makes us focus […]

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Smart Growth in the news

The Boston Business Journal reports on $16M in tax credits issued in Massachusetts to restore historic buildings. There is a bill working its way through the Rhode Island General Assembly to restore our Historic Tax Credit program. Developers received nearly $16 million in historic tax credits which developers will use to preserve landmark properties that […]

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Register Now – Conducting Effective Land Use Reviews

NEW! REGISTRATION FEE ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MANY MUNICIPAL STAFF, OFFICIALS. RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD MEMBERS AND MUNICIPAL PLANNERS AND SOLICITORS. Thursday, May 24th, 2012 West Warwick Senior Center 145 Washington Street, West Warwick, RI Register by 5pm 5/22/12 Full Program Description (.pdf) Registration Form (.pdf) Led by experienced land use […]

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Smart Growth leaders, projects and plans to be honored at May 11th – Power of Place Summit

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Wolf, Executive Director – 401.273.5711, Ext. 4 – swolf@growsmartri.org John Flaherty, Director of Research & Communications – 401.273.5711, Ext. 5 – jflaherty@growsmartri.org May 2, 2012 – Providence, RI – Despite serious economic challenges – or perhaps because of them – there is innovation and success occurring throughout Rhode Island that’s […]

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Are you registered to attend our Power of Place Summit?

See who’s already registered | Register yourself | Join the Facebook event Summit: Leveraging the Power of Place for a Stronger Rhode Island Economy Keynote address will connect demand for great place-making with economic opportunity in a knowledge-based economy Prominent national real estate developer, land use strategist, teacher, researcher and author Christopher Leinberger and Smart […]

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Video: Doug Sold His Car and Learned to Ride

AARP RI brings us the story of Doug, a Providence resident who has voluntarily given up his car. In a new video by AARP, Elmwood resident Doug Victor explains how he “retired” his car and now depends on RIPTA, his bike, and his “good two feet” to provide nearly all his transportation needs. Surprisingly, he […]

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