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Power of Place Summit registration open

The 2010 Power of Place Summit takes place May 14th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Visit the Summit website for information and to register. New Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities takes center stage with Keynote Symposium including key leaders from from HUD, DOT, EPA and Smart Growth America. Up to 500 expected […]

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Scott Wolf on “State of the State”

GrowSmartRI Executive Director, Scott Wolf recently appeared on Operation Clean Government’s program, “State of the State.” Scott Wolf of Grow Smart RI has many strategies to grow Rhode Island smartly. There was a time when the little state of Rhode Island was an economic giant. Business people, entrepreneurs and government officials understood the state’s assets […]

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Locavore bread lovers rejoice!

Photo (cc) Sifu Renka When you think breadbasket, you don’t usually think Rhode Island. The Farm Fresh Local Grain Initiative aims to change that with the first loaves of bread completely made, from seed to plate, in Rhode Island. THIS IS NO ORDINARY BREAD: from rye seed to rye flour to rye bread, it’s the […]

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EPA Report: Redevelopment Continues in Urban Neighborhoods

EPA Report: Redevelopment Continues in Urban Neighborhoods Smart growth strategies emphasize reuse of land WASHINGTON – An updated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report shows a continuing shift in development toward urban neighborhoods in the United States, despite a slow a real estate market. This trend, described in EPA’s 2010 report, “Residential Construction Trends in America’s […]

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Private late night shuttle launched to transport Woonsocket workers

Photo (cc) jennratonmort The Valley Breeze reports on the Family Resources Community Action plan to run an “after hours” shuttle in the Woonsocket area beginning April 1st. It aims to provide transportation to employees working second or third shifts at local businesses or organizations on its route. “We’re really addressing the barrier here, helping people […]

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Spring 2010 Land Use Training Programs

MAKING GOOD LAND-USE DECISIONS Essential information for board and commission members REGISTRATION FEE REDUCED/SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Realizing that municipalities are facing major budget constraints, we have reduced the 2010 registration fee for Making Good Land Use Decisions from $90 to $60. In addition, we can offer a limited number of scholarships that will further reduce the […]

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Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership

Old Sawmill Farm, Coventry, RI. Photo (cc) daawn. Providence Business News has a story today about the Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership, a group formed to craft a 5-year strategic plan for the state’s agricultural sector. “This strategic plan will be the first of its kind because it will be written for Rhode Island farmers, not […]

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Narragansett Bay Research Reserve: Public Issues & Conflict Management

Please join Narragansett Bay Research Reserve for an exciting course on Public Issues & Conflict Management Tuesday, April 27, 2010 & Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:00am-4:00pm Audubon Society of Rhode Island Headquarters 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 Who should attend? Natural resource managers (federal, state, local) Town managers, council and board members Non-profit organization […]

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Transportation Secretary LaHood announced yesterday major policy revision

Policy statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood addressing the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 11, 2010. Photo (cc) BikePortland.org Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the […]

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