ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYAmerican West Increasingly Dusty
The American West is becoming an increasingly dusty place: So-called "dust emissions"-including giant dust storms reminiscent of the Dust Bowl era-have increased in the past 17 years, according to a new study.
Program Director Catherine Cox Blair, with our CTOD partner the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Stefanie Shull, will be leading the (Re-)Emerging Economies Action Team Learning from Place Workshop on June 4-5 at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. The (Re-) Emerging Economies Action Team (REEAcT) is a coalition of regions and communities that face slow or declining market sectors, high concentrations of poverty, fragmented governments, and limited capacity and resources. The effort is part of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities funded by HUD, DOT and EPA.
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Austin: City Could Be on the High Speed Rail Future
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has promised a public vote on an urban rail system before he leaves office. Considering Austin was just ranked the fourth worst U.S. city for traffic congestion, that news could make for a lot of happy commuters...
Charlotte: Atlanta Mayor - Streetcar a Smart Investment
With the Charlotte City Council deadlocked over whether to build 2.5 miles of a streetcar line,…
Reconnecting America was honored to learn that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the Bay Area Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Fund (TOAH) as an honorable mention recipient of the 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in the category of Programs and Policies for TOAH’s work to provide financing for affordable housing development and community services throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.