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US scores D+ in infrastructure report card

March 13, 2017 by Construction Dive

The mark from the American Society of Civil Engineers remains unchanged from 2013, but the amount needed to repair infrastructure has risen by $1 trillion.[read more]

How to get the most out of grid modernization, in 5 simple steps

March 13, 2017 by Utility Dive

A new paper offers guidelines for designing and evaluating expensive utility modernization proposals[read more]

How to mitigate odor issues amid the growth of organics processing

March 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

As residents and regulators push back on high-profile facilities, industry professionals say community engagement is key.[read more]

Activity-based workplace design boosts employee well-being

March 10, 2017 by Construction Dive

A new white paper from New York–based architecture and planning firm Perkins Eastman and Ontario, Canada–based Three H Furniture Systems outlines the health and worker productivity benefits of activity-based workplace design.[read more]

Report: White House planning deep cuts to DOE efficiency, renewables office

March 9, 2017 by Utility Dive

More details on energy policy continue to trickle out of the White House, with Bloomberg reporting that an upcoming budget for the Department of Energy will cut $700 million or more from an office focused on clean energy technology.[read more]

De-Prioritizing the Car

March 9, 2017 by Roy Symons

 Almost every community planning document stresses the need to achieve a mode-shift away from the private automobile towards a more sustainable and equitable transportation network. That's easy if you're starting from scratch, but in established locations less so. With endless money and no regard for neighboring residents, it's...[read more]

VA considers energy-efficiency update to residential building code

March 8, 2017 by Construction Dive

Efforts to make energy-efficiency updates to Virginia’s residential new construction code are facing pushback from homebuilders who say the changes will raise the cost to build.[read more]

Please Be Seated

March 8, 2017 by City Parks Blog

The good news is that benches aren’t the only seating possibility in our parks and public spaces.[read more]

10 Common Ground Principles for Affordable Housing

March 7, 2017 by Jillian Glover

Paul Kershaw, co-founder of Generation Squeeze, speaking at an affordability rally on the steps of Vancouver Art Gallery on May 24, 2015 When it comes to affordable housing, what can we all agree needs to be done?Last year, Generation Squeeze brought together a group of housing sector leaders in Vancouver to take a big picture approach...[read more]

Leeds’ Urban Renewal Brings Trees to the City CentreSilva Cell Case Study

March 7, 2017 by Leda Marritz

The City of Leeds, located in West Yorkshire, is the second largest legal and financial center in the UK, as well as one of its most rapidly growing cities. In recent years, Leeds’ City Council has undertaken major urban renewal and redevelopment initiatives to help strengthen the local economy and to continue to develop the city as a...[read more]

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Green Building: How Heavy Construction Can Be Eco-Conscious

March 6, 2017 by Brooke Chaplan

Since recycling can save businesses money, other environmentally friendly construction practices are becoming increasingly popular across the globe.[read more]

The Creative Culture of Parks: Moving from Pop-ups to Permanent

March 6, 2017 by City Parks Blog

Can pop-up parks and public space projects trigger investment in new public parks? Is there a role for community-generated projects in the formal planning process?[read more]