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2017 NCOSAFP Annual Conference

​The National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs will hold its 2017 Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will focus on the industries that make up Virginia’s agricultural base as well as the financing programs that help to grow and sustain this important economic driver. The Annual Agricultural Finance Conference will be an interactive three-day event providing a forum for sharing ideas and gaining new insight and information in the agriculture industry. Arlington, Virginia. Learn more and register... Read more

Catalyzing Green Infrastructure on Private Property: Recommendations for a Green, Equitable, and Sustainable New York City

A new report has been released in hopes to that the recommendations will help New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection succeed in achieving water quality goals while also contributing to citywide efforts toward stronger, sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. Learn more... Read more

Accidental Sustainability

​Between “el bloqueo” and the present day, Havana’s population has essentially doubled within the same urban footprint and with limited resources. Residents have had to get creative, sharing and reusing materials, everything from automobiles to apartment buildings. Orlando Inclán, an architect and planner with the Office of the City Historian in Havana calls it an “accidental sustainability,” borne of necessity. An American planner wonders whether Cuba’s culture of reuse will persist. Read more... Read more

Recipe for Resiliency

​Planners across the country are working to transform their local food systems into drivers of sustainability. By empowering communities and consumers to influence what and how food is grown, where it is distributed, and who benefits from fresh, healthy food, planners are leading the way to a more sustainable food system. Read more... Read more

How Uber Works Together With Southern California’s Growing Rail Network

​If you were in a dense urban area like Manhattan or central London, where stations can be found every few blocks, you probably walked there. On the other hand, if you started out in a suburban or rural area where the nearest station was a few miles away, you may have taken the bus to the station, driven to a park-and-ride lot, been dropped off by someone else, or even biked over. Uber’s Policy Research team is keenly interested in... Read more

Cool & Connected

Communities interested in using broadband service to revitalize main streets and promote economic development are encouraged to apply for Cool & Connected, a planning program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities. Applications due November 6. Learn more and apply... Read more

Californian Urban Farm Community Serves Up Its First Harvest

The first American housing project to put an urban farm intentionally at the centre of a community has begun to win awards and serve its first harvest. It is billed as California’s first farm-to-table new home community and aims to become a state-of-the-art sustainable urban farming showcase. Called The Cannery, it is an innovative mixed-use community with 583 residences on the site of a former tomato cannery in Davis. Read more... Read more

Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

The Environmental Protection Agency requests letters of interest for its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. The Program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to selected communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application. Letters due October 12. Learn more and apply... Read more
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