Tag Archives: San Antonio

Changes in Landscapes and Buildings Could Help Fight Flooding

Using pickaxes to dig a hole at the Woods of Shavano for a rain garden aimed at retaining stormwater and reducing pollutants that reach the Edwards Aquifer (Ray Whitehouse / The San Antonio Express-News)
A curbside garden filled with native plants that attract and feed bees and butterflies. Roofs covered with plants that slow the flow of water. Barrels and tanks that collect the rain pouring off rooftops. Water quality experts believe that these types of landscape and design features, known as low-impact development, or LID, are both an important part of solving San Antonio’s problems with environmentally degraded waterways and flooding, particularly as the city continues to grow. Read more... Read more

NADO Annual Training Conference

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Join your peers from around the country for the 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference. Sessions will cover a variety of topics including CEDS planning and implementation, supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses, workforce development initiatives, community outreach and engagement strategies, new trends in economic development, and more. Learn more and register... Read more

Bracing for a Tidal Wave of Growth in San Antonio

The Riverstone at Alamo Ranch neighborhood on San Antonio's West side (William Luther /San Antonio Express-News)
The question isn’t if San Antonio will grow, but how prepared the community is to handle it. Over the next 25 years, another 1.1 million people will live in Bexar County. They will drive cars, buy homes and choose school districts. With that growth will come incredible challenges. There will be more homes, more cars, more sprawl and more congestion. How will San Antonio manage future growth? Read more... Read more

NADO Annual Training Conference , Oct. 15-18

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Join your peers from around the country for the 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference. Sessions will cover a variety of topics including CEDS planning and implementation, supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses, workforce development initiatives, community outreach and engagement strategies, new trends in economic development, and more. October 15 – 18 in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more and register... Read more