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  • Emerging Theory Suggests Benefits for Crime Reduction

    “Neighborhoods struggling with physical decline and high crime often become safer simply when local residents work together to fix up their neighborhood. … “Research from cities across the United States…

  • Putting Home Energy Upgrades on the Air

    “Rocky Mountain Institute has teamed up with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to supply the nation’s TV newscasters with materials about home energy upgrades that they can use in their broadcasts,…

  • Better Transportation Outcomes by Using Apps like Waze

    App’s like Waze are providing local governments with data to examine traffic flows through their communities.  Municipal or regional planning agency crews typically deploy traffic counting equipment in specific areas…

  • Are Public-Private Partnerships Driving Modernization?

    Ten years ago, public-private partnerships created the first bikeshare program.  Other cities were soon to follow, leading the way for local governments to embrace business partnerships, proving that it could…

  • Greenprint is a Tool for Green Planning in Parks

    “What’s a greenprint?”  Now, what it is and how to start one can be found at the Greenprint Resource Hub, which defines a greenprint as a strategic conservation plan that…

  • The Suburbs are Tapping into Geothermal

    Although geothermal energy accounts for just 0.4 percent of total energy generation in the US, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration, geothermal may be the way of the future.  It…

  • Slippery Rock named sustainable town

    The “silver” certification means that Slippery Rock has been making progress on community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls,…

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