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July 17, 2012

Just by recycling rainwater, parks provide a service to the city, officials emphasize at a parks conference in New York.

Upending the adage that nothing gets done in D.C. these days, last week the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) released their long range plans for remaking the Southwest area of the capital, capping two years of intense debate.read more

New York also looks for citizen input on long-term future of public payphones.

July 16, 2012

Efforts to expand bicycle-friendly infrastructure across the country have revealed the importance of comprehensive planning. Peter DeMarco reports on ways in which planners in the Boston area are trying to fill in the gaps in their emerging network.
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July 12, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A new elementary school in Martinsburg has been certified as the states first "green" public school. The architect for the project, Charleston-based Williamson Shriver Architects, announced that the Spring Mills Primary ...

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July 5, 2012

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Daniel Andrews blacked out two years ago during a violent episode brought on by post-traumatic stress disorder. When the Iraq war veteran woke up, he was in the Kennebec County Jail charged with aggravated assault. Andrews, 28, is expected to graduate this fall from Maines only court designed especially for veterans.

July 3, 2012

Some New York City seniors are getting to splurge on locally grown fruits and vegetables normally too expensive for their budgets.

Plastic fillings in sofas and mattresses burn faster than older fillings, leading the New York Fire Department to reconsider some long-held ideas on how to fight fires.

July 2, 2012

The City of Pittsburgh, PA has announced an "urban forest master plan" to add more foliage to the 2.5 million trees already covering the city.
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For these federally funded positions, only veterans need apply.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is launching a network which aims to give educators and administrators who will be operating in Innovation Schools a platform to share best practices and support.

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Chicago would finally legalize mobile food trucks with cooking on the premises, but sharply restrict their numbers and locations, under a proposed mayoral compromise unveiled Monday.

Many governmental entities across the nation are looking at new money-raising strategies to keep from cutting services.

June 24, 2012

Announced this week by Deputy Mayor Robert Steel, a new program being launched by the Department of City Planning on July 2 will seek to dramatically improve the time it takes a project to traverse the city's land use approval process.
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LaHood distributes $500 million; transportation bill stalls.

The city of New York has launched a series of initiatives designed to improve broadband access. The city is emerging as a technology hub, but many players in the technology industry have noted the lack of broadband services and wifi access throughout the city. In an announcement yesterday Mayor Bloomberg said that the new initiatives [...]

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