Tag Archives: Future Planning

Seattle Neighborhood Is Preparing Now for 2031 Light-Rail Station

​South Seattle’s Graham Street light-rail station should be completed by 2031. The agency is still many years from beginning construction on the site. But anticipating gentrification, a coalition of nonprofits and community groups called SouthCore is already working to shape land use around the future station to ensure current residents and businesses not only have a say in how their neighborhood changes, but also have an ownership stake. Read more... Read more

Wildfires Force U.S. Cities in the West to Reconsider Growth Plans

On Saturday, 600 residents were told to evacuate the small city of Sisters, Oregon, as firefighters worked to slow the eastern crawl of the Milli fire, one of several dozen large fires burning across the west this summer. As the global climate changes, wildfire seasons have become longer and more intense, forcing cities in the West to rethink the way they prevent and respond to fires, and even how they develop. Read more... Read more

Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning

​The natural hazards mitigation plan can provide a structured format for addressing effects of climate change within existing planning efforts and provide a starting point for connecting to other planning mechanisms. FEMA’s webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning

​The natural hazards mitigation plan can provide a structured format for addressing effects of climate change within existing planning efforts and provide a starting point for connecting to other planning mechanisms. This webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Learn more and register... Read more

Transitioning Building Design to a Future of Compact, Driverless Cars

​Compact driverless electric cars will usher in many changes in U.S. urban centers, from how cities are designed to how real estate is developed. Curbside parking may disappear. Parking spaces will be narrower. Therefore, parking garages and parking lots will be converted to other uses. Read more... Read more
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