Janesville, Wisconsin's downtown riverfront and adjoining neighborhoods are severely affected by brownfields and their health impacts. This project advanced strategic thinking and community engagement toward realizing the potential for the 240 acre Rock Renaissance Area and six high priority redevelopment sites. The Rock Renaissance Area Redevelopment and Implementation Strategy is known as ARISE. This project won a 2015 Merit Award for Analysis and Planning from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The planning effort interpreted existing site environmental information, incorporated community planning efforts for the downtown, and assessed current market opportunities to maximize green and healthy design, facilitate future private development, improve river access, and spur job creation. The resulting draft plan will be a vision and implementation strategy for the Rock Renaissance Area, including improved connectivity, cohesive land use patterns, enhanced public space, and redevelopment recommendations and implementation strategies for the six key redevelopment sites. Funding has been granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program.
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Brownfield plan modified for Founder's Landing parking structure
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Design Work in Progress on Brownfield Site Re Development to Housing project in Cornwall by Caullystone Architectural Practice. Building Designers, Consulting Engineers, Ecological and Environmental Engineers, Measured Building Surveys, Land Surreys. Planning Applications, Building Regulations. https://www.facebook.com/Caullystone
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A short video describing the history of the U.S. EPA's Brownfields Program including interviews with EPA and state officials.
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Learn about the City of Langley’s Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy, for which it won a 2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Award.
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NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on. With the help of EPA’s $200,000 Brownfields Area-wide planning grant, this video shows Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas explain the catalytic impact of EPA funding to jumpstart improvements and community outcomes for citizens in underserved communities, such as Lawrence, MA. By planning for, and envisioning, new walking paths to replace a blighted old railway that cuts through the City, residents will someday be able to link to adjacent recreational trails. This video shows the “before” of a key community project that will change the future face of Lawrence and make a real difference to its citizens. For more information about EPA’s Making a Visible Difference in Communities http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/making-visible-difference-communities For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/ We accept comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/
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Shop through Amazon by clicking this link and support TYT Nation! http://ow.ly/LAKHU "The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions at power plants will end up creating more jobs than it cuts, according to a new analysis of the proposed rule. EPA's Clean Power Plan would require existing power plants to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a cleaner supply of energy. The EPA has previously estimated that the plan would create 120,000 jobs by 2020 but lead to 24,000 job loses as plants move away from fossil fuel energy sources. " http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/244470-study-epa-climate-rule-would-create-jobs Support our channel, become a patron and help us build a better Nation: http://www.patreon.com/TYTNation Like Our Facebook Page! http://www.Facebook.com/TYTNation TYT Nation is Your Channel, Your Voice If you want to be on TYT Nation, send us your clips: http://upload.theyoungturks.com Subscribe to TYT Nation: http://www.youtube.com/tytnation Subscribe to our Network Partner: The Young Turks. http://www.youtube.com/theyoungturks http://www.tytnetwork.com
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In this short video, RICS' Global Property Standards Director, Peter Bolton King, discusses brownfield site development and the UK Conservative Party’s upcoming 2015 General Election manifesto. Peter also picks up the fact that the manifesto meets some of the calls RICS is making in our ‘Property in Politics’ campaign. Read more about Property in Politics: http://www.rics.org/propertyinpolitics Follow RICS on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ricsnews Like RICS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors Follow RICS on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ricssurveyors Follow RICS on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/rics Read our latest news: http://www.rics.org/news Read RICS Modus magazine: http://www.rics.org/modus Read our latest RICS Journals: http://www.rics.org/journals
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Mo Nishiyama http://lanyrd.com/2015/writethedocs/sdmwxd/ As documentarians, we are rarely afforded an opportunity to thrive in a pristine greenfield environment. Sometimes we are asked to resurrect an existing documentation system which had fallen into a derelict state over many years. To turn this ship around, we must shepherd contents, customer base, and internal Subject Matter Experts into a future state where outdated, neglected, and ambiguous support documents are transformed into timely, relevant, and pleasing works of art. The role of the documentarian is to help execute this transformation. However, we are often asked (or voluntold) by our organizations to wear other hats beyond our primary writing duties: repair and build relationships, analyze business processes, learn about how others react to change, discover unknown troves of documentation, train and encourage the next generation of writers, gather and crunch data, tell stories, design workflows, and perform “other duties as needed.” Some may respond with an exasperated “I wasn’t trained on this!!!” or “That’s not part of my job!” But those of us who embrace the opportunity to stretch beyond our areas of expertise and learn new peripheral skills may realize that working on a documentation equivalent of a cleaning up Superfund site can turn into super fun. In this talk, I will share my experiences and lessons learned as a technical writer who is witnessing this documentation culture change, one conversation at a time. Wearing many hats can be exhilarating and rewarding.
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SmartPlant® Review high level construction sequence using a simple Smart 3D training model and a site plan (SmartPlant Review plus Construction Module, Simulations and Visual Effects Module).
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Plans to redevelop about 4 acres in the Jupiter Inlet Village now faces some harsh opposition from locals ◂ WPTV NewsChannel 5, Local News Coverage You Can Count On. South Florida, Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast breaking news, weather and traffic. WPTV is South Florida's top-rated television station, covering Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. For more download the WPTV mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wptv Android: http://bit.ly/wptv-android
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There is a national network of reformers seeking nonpartisan elections that are bringing support to the movement in Arizona. The US EPA has awarded $1.2 million in Brownfield grants to 3 AZ communities. Phoenix will get $400,000. ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination’s Project Hieroglyph brings together science fiction authors on May 26.
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Watch how Bernards handles brownfield site clean-up and the installation of a water reclamation system below slab-on-grade in preparation for construction of the Olive and Pico/G12 project, a 7-story mixed-use development in the South Park district of downtown Los Angeles.
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This video highlights how the strong sense of community pride and spirit brought people together to adopt a community health focus and drive the brownfields redevelopment and revitalization plans. The community of Blue Island used ATSDR's National Brownfields/Land Revitalization Action Model, a 4-step framework, to assess community health related to redevelopment. The examples and community dedication depicted in this video may inspire other communities to replicate the positive projects in their own communities. Learn more at: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/brownfields Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at http://atsdr-dev.cdc.gov/sites/brownfields/videos/blue_island/blue_island_brownfields.mp4
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http://www.peterboroughinvestmentpartnership.com/ Peterborough City Council’s Planning Committee today approved an outline planning application to regenerate 20 acres of derelict brownfield land at the Fletton Quays site. The planning application was submitted by Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP) which is a joint venture by Lucent Strategic Land Fund and Peterborough City Council. PIP aims to help support the sustained growth and development of local communities across Peterborough by creating new jobs, retail, housing and leisure facilities. The long-awaited scheme will help to bring the river front to life and has been designed to make the most of the outstanding views across the river towards the cathedral. It will include: 280 high-quality apartments, providing bespoke city centre living opportunities and introducing a new community in the heart of the development Up to 160 bed hotel Restaurant, leisure and retail facilities 166,000 square feet of prime office accommodation New and improved cycle and pedestrian links along the south bank The creation of public spaces which will help to establish a new neighbourhood in this part of the city A dedicated wildlife area Refurbished Grade II Listed railway sheds, bringing these important heritage assets back to life. The iconic Mitchell bas relief will also be returned to public display by incorporating it into western elevation of the car park. --- The Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP) is a joint venture formed by Peterborough City Council and the Lucent Strategic Land Fund. PIP aims to help support the sustained growth and development of local communities across Peterborough by creating new jobs, retail, housing and leisure facilities, and by generating funds that can be reinvested back into the community.
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1. Wide view of US State Department briefing on the Andean Regional Initiative 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) William Brownfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs "The Andean Regional Initiative is not a counter-drug initiative. It is a strategy that has three elements to it. And since we are a very simple people we start them all with the letter 'D' -- Democracy, Development and Drugs. Counter drug obviously is a part, a very important part of the Andean Regional Initiative. But it is an attempt to integrate a coherent approach that covers all elements of the problems and threats affecting the Andean region, and indirectly the United States of America." 3. Mid view of map showing levels of Cocoa plant cultivation in for Colombia year 2000 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) William Brownfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs "We also acknowledged, and I believe to a certain extent we've taken some criticism for the speed....the pace with which spillover was proceeding from Colombia to other countries. I would argue that some of that criticism....I would argue that a lot of that criticism was exaggerated. Having said that, we do acknowledge that the Colombia threat, the Colombia cancer if you will, of drugs, and insurgencies, and paramilitaries, and economic problems that create trans-border movements of people and drugs and criminals and guerillas, is in fact a problem that we will continue to deal with in the years ahead." 5. Mid view of people at briefing. 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) R. Rand Beers, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs "This last year for the first time in a number of years we began to see new growth in Peru in terms of cocoa cultivation. While the eradication effort there outstripped this new cocoa, it is a troubling feature of the drug environment there and we want to ensure that it does not become a significant factor." 7. Mid view of Beers 8. Mid view of briefing STORYLINE: U-S officials have unveiled a new funding plan to help Latin American nations fight the war on illegal narcotics and to give them economic aid. Known as the Andean Regional Initiative, it earmarks more than 880 (m) million U-S dollars for aid to seven countries in South America. The countries to be funded in the programme are Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. U-S officials say the Andean initiative will provide additional U-S dollars for anti-narcotics programmes, along with development assistance for economic aid. The State Department also stressed that the programme seeks to balance anti-drug funding with other aid in an overall assistance package for the region. Less than half of the aid will be for Colombia and only half will be for law enforcement and security assistance. Officials also admit that the effort to combat what they call cross border spillover of illegal activities between Colombia and its neighbours will continue in the years ahead. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/470c0e70ec2523b793db48abc3ff7d6b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Brownfield's Tom Steever speaks with BASF representatives about their Grow Smart program and how it is helping farmers.
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All sides of the political divide agree there is a housing crisis in the UK, but also seem frustratingly short on answers. Campaigners from the Russell Brand-backed New Era Estate to free-market think-tanks assert the need for more housing, but house-building in the UK has slumped to the lowest levels since the early 1920s. Moreover, the Conservative manifesto pledge to sell off 1.3 million housing association properties under ‘right to buy’ – nominally using the cash to fund more homes – is expected to exacerbate the problem in the short term. Some call for rent controls in London to both curb the private rental sector and encourage house-building, but there is also a bigger question of where those homes should go. Some suggest we need a radical loosening up Britain’s notoriously restrictive Town and Country Planning Act 1947, most notably in the Green Belt surrounding London: the National Housing Federation argues that freeing up one per cent of such land could provide space for 300,000 new homes. Objections to this come both from influential voices who call for the development of brownfield sites rather than paving over the countryside and from those who question whether the market can be relied upon to provide sufficient accommodation. There are concerns that without an accompanying large-scale development of transport infrastructure, loosening Green Belt restrictions would only lead to the creation of unloved suburban banlieues at the expense of precious green space outside the cities. Is opposition to building on the Green Belt really just Nimbyism, or are there valid concerns that the policy is an ineffective quick fix to a bigger problem of demand? Do even moderate attempts to relax planning restrictions on new developments on both brownfield and Green Belt land alike threaten to cause chaos for humans and disaster for natural habitats? Are property developers and home-builders simply distracting themselves from more innovative solutions to the housing crisis, or a change in our attitudes to home ownership? Why has suburbanisation and city expansion, once heralded as the triumph of a modern city development, now become viewed with so much suspicion? Should the focus remain on providing the right kind of housing, or is the only solution to the current impasse to ‘build, build, build’? Speakers Dr Rupa Huq Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton David Orr chief executive, National Housing Federation Karl Sharro architect; writer; Middle East commentator; co-author, Manifesto: Towards a New Humanism in Architecture Matt Thomson head of planning, Campaign to Protect Rural England Chair Jason Smith associate fellow, Institute of Ideas
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Learn about the City of Kingston’s redevelopment of Emma Martin Park, a former industrial site. The city won a 2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Award for this project.
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Agenda Highlights: Consent Agenda. A. Bills to be Allowed, in the Amount of $340,914.57. B. Two Council Reappointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a Three-Year Term Expiring October 1, 2018 (Elwood Anderson and Mike Lamble). C. Rescind Council Policy Number 15 – Alpena Civic and Convention Center. D. Amended Local Government Support of an Application by GNL, LLC dba Pjetris’ Fine Food for a new Class C Liquor License. Presentations. A. Recognition – Firefighter/Paramedic Jeremiah Misiak. Announcements. A. Halloween Trick or Treat Hours 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Public Hearings. A. Public Hearing - Thunder Bay Chrysler Jeep Dodge Auto Expansion Brownfield Plan. 1) Open Public Hearing. 2) Report by City Manager and Otwell Mawby, P.C. on behalf of Thunder Bay Chrysler Jeep Dodge. 3) Open Public Comment. 4) Request Written Comments Received in the City Treasurer’s Office. 5) Close Public Hearing. 6) Council Discussion. 7) Resolution No. 2015-10 – A Resolution Approving the Thunder Bay CJD Auto Expansion Brownfield Plan for the City of Alpena. 8) Approval of Standard Development Agreement. B. Public Input - Proposed Long Lake Avenue – Johnson Street Truck Route. 1) Report by City Engineer. 2) Open Public Input Session. 3) Request Written Comments Received. 4) Close Public Input Session. 5) Council Discussion. Report of Officers. A. Bids. 1) Public Safety Facility Roof and Soffit Repair/Replacement Project. Unfinished Business. A. Resolution No. 2015-11 – Redevelopment Ready Communities Commitment. B. Second Amendment to Recycling Interlocal Agreement
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Southfield City Council Meeting Held July 20, 2015 Topics Discussed Include • A Brownfield Plan and Tax Abatement for Kiwi Hospitality to redevelop the former Holiday Inn Building • Resolutions Regarding The Retirements of Michael Horn and Marty Bulger From Southfield Public Schools • A Rezoning Request to Allow A Tailor Shop and Dry Cleaners on Southfield Road For more please visit http://www.cypheredwolf.com An agenda and related documents can be found at http://southfieldcitymi.minutesondemand.com/Document/6612996f-092f-e511-9795-001fbc00ed84/Regular%20Meeting%20Agenda%20July%2020,%202015.pdf
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Here is the contractor involved in this disaster. http://www.erllc.com/ As covered in earlier videos this was planned. Visit #freedomfighter2127 #professordoom1 #spiro I have the link to the July 30th article linked on my Aug 12 video regarding the planning and warning of this event. America.aljazzeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/8/ground-zero-look-at-the-toxic-oil-spill.html http://www.examiner.com/article/epa-accused-of-plan-for-superfund-blitzkrieg-at-gold-king-mine-spill http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-12/did-epa-intentionally-poison-animas-river-secure-superfund-money
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SCHENECTADY -- Questions had been swirling in the Capital Region after the Gaming Facility Location Board announced its decisions. Friday, some of those questions were answered. The Gaming Facility Location Board released a report Friday explaining its decisions, laying out what it liked and didn't about each plan. In Schenectady, the Board said it especially liked how the Rivers project will replace a brownfield site saying, "Another compelling aspect of the Rivers project is that it supports revitalization of the City of Schenectady by replacing one of the country's oldest brownfield sites." The Board also said that, "the Rivers facility, as part of a broader, integrated economic development plan, would have a wider economic development impact than the Hard Rock proposal." "It's just everything you could ask for along a beautiful riverfront," said Schenectady City Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo. "We're talking about all levels of jobs." In Rensselaer, the Board said it liked the Hard Rock plan but also had some concerns. "Among the Board's concerns is that Hard Rock would not have been an equity investor in the project, but merely a franchisor licensing its name," the report said. And the Board said in the report that Schenectady County had higher levels of poverty and below average home prices, than Rensselaer County and the State. "I think all of Upstate New York is in need of an economic boost," said Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino. The County Executive said the casino wasn't the only potential boost for her county, pointing to higher education, and business efforts there. She also feels this process has drawn attention to Rensselaer's riverfront. "I think the attention it's gotten will bring additional opportunity to the City of Rensselaer," said Jimino.
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This webcast is currently available for viewing only and is NO LONGER APPLICABLE FOR AICP CM credits. Sponsored By: Urban Design and Preservation Division Description: An Ecodistrict strategy is an emerging planning process which incorporates environmental performance metrics to guide neighborhood growth with a social, environmental and economic priority. This panel session will present, in detail, two ecodistrict efforts: the Brewery Blocks in Portland, OR - a private sector driven redevelopment of a historic brewery district, and the SW Ecodistrict in Washington, DC - a federal agency driven redevelopment of a single use office district into a sustainable, mixed-use neighborhood. The Brewery Blocks will illustrate how private sector efforts on a sustainable adaptive reuse of multiple industrial properties laid the foundation for ecodistrict strategies. By contract, the SW Ecodistrict – A Vision Plan for a More Sustainable Future is the first public agency approved ecodistrict plan in the United States (accepted by the National Capital Planning Commission in January 2013). The SW Ecodistrict, which is currently a federal employment precinct south of the National Mall is being planned as a national model of mixed use sustainability with a goal of being net zero energy, as measured in carbon, by 2030. The presentation will highlight how goals for energy, waste and water reduction guided recommendations for preservation and rehabilitation, infill or redevelopment of mid-century modern buildings; how recommendations for energy and stormwater management guided the urban design of the public realm; and how urban design guidelines for building massing and height and the street network were developed within the context of the Monumental Core, adjacent Smithsonian institutions and the historic L’Enfant Plan. The presentation will also provide an overview of the EcoDistricts framework and Target Cities, a new two-year partnership with ten development projects across eight North American cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Cambridge, Denver, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Ontario and Washington, D.C. Target Cities is utilizing public-private-civic partnerships to accelerate district-scale community regeneration representing more than 1,300 acres of existing neighborhoods, downtown areas, business districts, historic precincts, neighborhoods rich in culture, brownfield sites, and university campuses.
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In this third “Innovation in Sustainability” video, Mathew McLash discusses why he bought a contaminated site and his vision for turning the empty site into something for the community. For more information about brownfields, visit www.edmonton.ca/brownfield. This video series showcases Edmontonians sharing their stories about how they are living the City’s “The Way We Green” initiatives. http://www.edmonton.ca/thewaywegreen
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Environmental remediation job training is going green and more training opportunities will be available in 2016! Experience the insights from our 2015 Environmental Remediation Job Training graduates, instructors, and visiting EPA officials: Chris King, Executive Director, SLU Center for Environmental Education & Training; Mathy Stanislaus, EPA OSWER, Assistant Administrator; Greg Lomax, HRP Associates and program alumnus; Michael Harris, graduate; Sean Kempf, graduate; Paul Oryem, graduate; Prince Farris-Settles, graduate; and Rene Dulle, Program Manager, STLCC Workforce Solutions. All of our 2015 program graduates were offered employment after the graduation ceremony and Mathy Stanislaus, EPA, announced funding for additional training sessions. For more information, or to apply for upcoming 2016 classes, please visit http://STLCC.edu/EnviroTech or email Rdulle4@stlcc.edu.
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2/18/15 Old Post Office (237 Washington Street) Union Square Project realities: traffic, parking and brownfields – Development Opportunities and Constraints Workshop A workshop held to gain insight into key development issues such as traffic and parking, project financing, architectural possibilities, and market conditions. These workshops area all open to the public and are lead jointly by the City and the US2 consultant team www.SomervilleByDesign.com
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NORTH RIVERSIDE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BRIEF : The redevelopment of the North Riverside area of the city center forms one of the priority projects within the Derby Cityscape Masterplan. The site forms part of this area and is bounded by St. Alkmund’s Way (inner ringroad), the River Derwent, Exeter Place and Darwin Place, a total area of 2.31 ha (5.7 acres). Currently the site is a surface car park (Darwin Place) and the river frontage land is occupied by a block of flats (Exeter House) which is to be demolished. The redevelopment of this area will seek to create a new city center destination and community offering new employment opportunities with the creation of a sustainable, high quality mixed use development on brownfield land which will fully exploit the riverside setting and which could include a mix of any of the following : Hotel / Leisure / Entertainment, Retail, Offices, Residential, Car parking, Public realm. The opportunity exists to create a safe environment with high quality public spaces fully optimizing the benefits of the riverside location and utilizing the proposed river footbridge which will create a link with the River-lights and the city beyond. Design: The North Riverside site presents the opportunity to become part of the existing vibrant waterfront pedestrian realm within the heart of the city and can promote new direct links to River-lights and River Gardens, Market Square and Osnabruck Square. The site frontage should respect the river frontage whilst promoting improved access and views of the river. The public realm should aspire to a world class design and artistic aspirations that fully promote the uses within the scheme. Overall the public spaces should form a mix of hard and soft landscaping to promote new gathering and forecourt spaces generating a holistic riverside ambiance within the scheme. Green City Strategic Aim and objectives - Build a worth atmosphere, Use materials that remind us of nature, Challenge our concepts of sustainability, Enhance our understanding of the natural world, Give us reasons to be proud of, Save and generate energy, enhanced with the use of green walling etc.
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www.tourfactory.com/998464/r_www.youtube.com 26 Brownfield Lane Pomona, CA 91766 Contact STUART MERIDA for more information. Keller Williams Realty (626) 646-7373 Wonderful new HUD property in the south side of Pomona close to 60 Freeway and Phillips Ranch area. This condo boasts an open floor plan, large rooms, 2.5 bathrooms, private patio, and Garage. The community offers community walk ways, green belts and Pool and Spa. This is a must see condo with a Townhome floor plan. There are no units above or below. This property is only available for owner-occupant bids at this time.
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See current properties: http://www.waterburyct.org/content/9588/default.aspx ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT There are many positive developments in Waterbury CT these days. We are continuing to advance our economic development strategy with public and private investments that are producing solid returns. This is evidenced by many new businesses coming to Waterbury, creating hundreds of new jobs. The years 2014 and 2015, so far, have seen the establishment of 20 new businesses and 1,035 new jobs through the direct involvement of our Economic Development Team. And more than 15 businesses have expanded, creating an additional 100 jobs, and we already have several new companies accounting for 800 jobs that have committed with letters of intent for 2015. That’s nearly 2,000 new jobs. And there’s more. For the first time, small independent restaurants in the Waterbury area will have access to the highest quality and freshest foods that restaurateurs nationwide have been enjoying for years with the opening of Restaurant Depot. CarMax, the used-car giant, has chosen Waterbury as a location that fits into its current growth plan and has received first local approval needed to construct a facility. Additionally, one of the largest independent propane retailers in the Northeast – Paraco Gas – plans to expand into Waterbury. Why are these companies choosing Waterbury? Our City is strategically located at the junction of Interstate 84 and Route 8. We are just two hours from Boston, 90 minutes from New York City and a 30-minute commute to Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and Danbury. We have a skilled workforce that combines an old-fashioned New England work ethic with state-of-the-art training in the latest technology. Among our new businesses are a good cross mix of manufacturing, retail, restaurant and professional enterprises, allowing for continued expansion and diversification within the City’s employment base. The retail sales strength of our City starts with a population that exceeds 110,000 and continues with the strong demographics of affluent neighboring communities that depend on our retail base for goods and services. One Waterbury success story is the Texas Roadhouse, a restaurant that opened last year on Reidville Drive. The typical wait for a table on a weekend night can be 45 minutes or longer because of this family establishment’s growing popularity. The Texas Roadhouse in Waterbury has fast become one of the top-performing stores in a nationwide chain of more than 400 restaurants. Another Waterbury highlight is the commitment from King Industries Inc., of Norwalk, Conn., to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex that will provide an estimated 180 jobs and, upon completion, provide for up to 200 full-time manufacturing jobs. King Industries is building on 10 acres of a Brownfield industrial-use property the City acquired, remediated and sold to them at an extremely competitive price. King Industries is constructing an 80,000-square-foot industrial manufacturing complex – an investment of more than $50 million in Waterbury. Waterbury remains the state’s leader in Brownfields identification and redevelopment. And we recently learned the Workforce Investment Board’s Brownfield Job Training Program will be featured as a Case Study in a federal EPA publication on the Nova Dye and WIC projects for job placement. The publication will be released at the EPA’s Brownfield Conference in September 2015 in Chicago. In 2014, Waterbury was the recipient of the historic TIGER Grant. This $19 million project is a game-changer for our City in so many ways. With plans already underway to improve the Waterbury rail branch, this project will enhance mass transit in our City while highlighting the beauty and viability of our downtown. The TIGER Grant and the rollout of Waterbury NEXT will transform our City. Waterbury NEXT represents an almost $20 Million public-private investment in revitalizing our downtown. These projects are part of Governor Dannel Malloy’s overall commitment to investing in housing, jobs and economic development to revitalize cities and downtowns across the state. The bottom line, as Mayor Neil M. O’Leary often says, is that “Waterbury is open for business.”
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Wolfson Prize winner David Rudlin joins The Academy of Urbanism end of year review to lay out his plans for a new garden city. Tackling the assumption that urbanists should advocate only brownfield development, Rudlin argues that taking a 'confident bite' from the greenbelt could help deliver the right homes for the UK's housing shortage. David Rudlin is a director of URBED and The Academy of Urbanism.
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https://everettwa.gov/676/Planning-Commission City of Everett, Washington Agenda Items: 0:03:11 Community centers in residential zones 0:24:00 Williams Comp Plan Amendment and Rezone 0:34:11 EPA Brownfields Community- Wide Assessment Grant 1:0248 Subarea Plans for the Metropolitan Center and College District
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Southfield City Council Meeting held on April 14, 2015 Topics Discussed Include • Mayoral Powers and the ability to veto land use ordinances • The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church • A Brownfield Plan for Retail development on 8-mile road. An agenda and related documents can be found http://southfieldcitymi.minutesondemand.com/Document/80861aee-15e2-e411-b821-001fbc00ed84/Special%20Meeting%20Agenda%20April%2014,%202015.pdf For more please visit http://www.cypheredwolf.com. Note: The First portion of this meeting, which was not recorded, was a closed session.
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As Assistant Administrator for OSWER, Mr. Stanislaus has focused on opening government, expanding transparency, and empowering local communities to participate in all of OSWER's decisions through the Community Engagement Initiative. He has expanded the brownfields program to provide tools to local communities to revitalize economically distressed communities in America's downtown including through the innovative Area Wide Brownfields Pilot program. He leads the Agency's efforts to support community based actions to address environmental justice under Plan EJ 2014. He is leading the effort to transition from waste management to life-cycle based materials management through theSustainable Materials Management Initiative. He led EPA's response efforts during BP Spill – serving weeks in Unified Area Command. He serves on the White House Council on Auto Communities and Workers and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. - See more at: http://greenisgoodradio.com/guest/epa-s-mathy-stanislaus#sthash.Z0XcOkuA.dpuf
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This controversial video has now been removed from Vimeo, but thankfully we we were so shocked by it that we made a copy and are distributing it here in the belief that the dissemination of its contents are in the best public interest. We do not believe that the wholesale removal of social housing from Balfron Tower, and the exploitation of its architectural heritage, will ever be acceptable, or accepted by our community. The transfer of housing to registered social landlord Poplar Harca from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets was made based upon promises to tenants of new windows, kitchens and bathrooms, yet what has followed has been a successive sequence of landgrabs, as they sweep through estates, displacing our communities, devouring social housing, demolishing our homes and replacing them with increased density, low-quality flats with only 11%* social housing. 1-bed flats in the redevelopments are renting for £350 per week. This video was originally published on Vimeo on July 2014. We believe it shows a vision horrific to the true intention of Ernö Goldfinger. We reiterate that there should be a minimum of 50% social housing retained in all social housing redevelopments. Stop social cleansing. Stop the #landgrab. * See separate blog post on the 89% landgrab on Linton and Printon Houses: http://50percentbalfron.tumblr.com/post/123355006549/our-area-is-nice-when-it-wants-to-be
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The World Bank, the G-20 and other multilateral institutions are encouraging new investments to address the need for improvements in global infrastructure. Traditionally, countries have relied on project finance to cover the cost of building roads, power grids, communications networks and water systems. However, a growing interest in reliable, long-term investments is drawing attention to alternatives, such as publicly traded funds and public-private partnerships, which can attract a wider variety of investors. The search is prompting some to ask if infrastructure will become the newest asset class. What are the challenges to creating bankable infrastructure projects around the world? And what are the best practices for accelerating growth of infrastructure investments as an asset class and reduce uncertainty regarding projects? Join us as leaders in infrastructure share their outlook and discuss where infrastructure fits in their portfolios.
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Mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett announced his plan to improve Indy's struggling neighborhoods. ◂ RTV6 News brings you the best breaking news coverage in Indiana. News, information & entertainment from RTV6 - Central Indiana's ABC affiliate. Indianapolis, IN, USA theindychannel.com For more download the RTV6 mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-rtv6 Android: http://bit.ly/rtv6play
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For more than two decades the Ayres Associates team, formerly SAA Design Group, has been actively engaged with the City of Beloit, Wisconsin, and its private sector partner, Beloit 2020 Development Corporation, in the renaissance of Beloit's Rock River corridor. This partnership has opened the community's riverfront to public access and achieved an economic revitalization of the adjoining city center neighborhoods and downtown. Projects have included a community festival site, an adventure playground, a bike path system, an upgraded boat launch, and canoe access. Redevelopment initiatives have included bridge replacements, streetscapes, adaptive reuse of former industrial buildings for new businesses, downtown storefront renovations, Beloit College expansion, and the renovation of the community's only high school on the river. Employment, new businesses, and the number of residents have all grown. Funding for the riverfront redevelopment has included City, TIF, foundation, state, and federal dollars. Among the awards the projects have won are the Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Turtle Island Playground, the Best Public Improvement Renovation Award from the Wisconsin Main Street Association, and the Project of Distinction Award in the public works category from the Wisconsin Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
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Special Presentations A. Alan Barnhardt – Update on Catawba Science Center Projects New Business - Public Hearings 1. Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires the City of Hickory, as a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement funding recipient, to report on CDBG monies spent within the previous fiscal year. This report, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the effectiveness of the use of resources in addressing identified goals and objectives cited in the Annual Action Plan which is prepared before the fiscal year begins. The CAPER outlines the City’s CDBG expenditures from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Staff recommends approval of the FY2014-2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. This public hearing was advertised in a newspaper having general circulation in the Hickory area on September 4, 2015 and September 15, 2015. Departmental Reports 1. Acceptance of the Bid for the Water Treatment Facility Emergency Power Generator Replacement Project with Crowder Construction Company in the amount of $2,699,000. The City of Hickory Water Treatment Facility was last upgraded in 1993. This upgrade included the installation of a new emergency generator that would provide power for the acility in the event of a power failure. The emergency generator is a permit required critical piece of equipment for operations of the facility. The existing generator is approximately 24 years old and has exceeded the mechanical life of the unit. Vendors cannot provide replacement parts to repair the existing unit. In October of 2014 Council approved contracting with HDR Engineering, Inc. to evaluate the existing conditions, and analyze the generator for proper sizing. The project was advertised for bids and found Crowder Construction Company to be the lowest responsible bidder. The bids received are below the Engineer’s Estimate of $3.0 million dollars. Staff recommends Council accept the bid for the Water Treatment Facility emergency power generator replacement project with Crowder Construction Company in the amount of $2,699,000. This project is planned as a component of the FY 2015-2016 Capital Budget to be funded from Capital Reserves. 2. Acceptance of the Southwest Hickory Revitalization Strategy Plan for the Southern Desk and Ivey Weaver Cotton Mill. - The City of Hickory applied for two Community-wide Brownfield Assessment Grants from the US EPA in November 2011. In May 2012, the City received notice that it had been selected to receive two $200,000 grants to assess petroleum and hazardous materials contamination at Brownfield sites. The City’s environmental consultant, AMEC Foster Wheeler, subcontracted with CIII Associates to compete a redevelopment strategy for the former Southern Desk and Ivey Weaver Cotton Mill sites. The City hosted a public workshop in May 2015. After reviewing the existing conditions at the sites, speaking with residents, and conducting market analysis, CIII Associates has presented a mixed use vision to guide future development at the two sites. Staff recommends that City Council accept the Southwest Hickory Revitalization Strategy plan for the Southern Desk and Ivey Weaver Cotton Mill sites.
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Governments across the world would like to encourage more long-term investment in infrastructure but this has proved hard to achieve. The FT's Chris Flood and Mike Weston of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform discuss the outlook for infrastructure investing. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Presenters: Ben Henderson, Rachel Deslauriers and Devin Causley GMF is a unique program that provides funding and knowledge services to support sustainable community development. GMF-supported initiatives aim to improve air, water, and soil, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. We support the very best examples of leadership and innovation by championing initiatives that can generate new lessons and models for municipalities of all sizes and types in all regions of Canada. These initiatives offer significant environmental benefits, a strong business case and social advantages, complemented by local policies and measurement systems.
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By: Maria Miller JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Cambria County, Pa. -- A proposed project in Cambria County promises to bring hundreds of jobs and an economic boost to the entire region. A $900 million natural gas power plant that a company based near Boston says it's been planning for about a year. The plant is proposed on 87 acres of land in Jackson Township that neighbors Route 271 and several homes. Company officials were in Johnstown Thursday meeting with local businesses and people who live next to the land they plan to build on, so far they say they've heard no objections. But if they do, they say they'll be ready to answer any questions. "We'll have two natural gas combustion turbines which will burn natural gas, generate electricity, also the exhaust coming of those turbines will be captured to produce steam and steam is actually pushed to a steam electric turbine generator which really drives the efficiency of these types of facilities," Vice President of Competitive Power Ventures Michael Resca said. Competitive Power Ventures, based out of Boston, has control of the piece of land off of Route 271 in Jackson Township, Cambria County, that it says is the perfect location for a $900 million, state of the art, clean energy power plant. The land is an old brownfield, currently home to Yurasek Salvage Heaven, but CPV says it has all the resources need: underground natural
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The Community Revitalization program is an aggressive incentive program that is a partnership between communities and Northern Development that encourages new development and redevelopment in central and northern B.C. This innovative program provides an immediate financial incentive for developers that is significantly more attractive than any revitalization tax exemption program currently available in the region.
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In 2006, the Calumet Ecological Park Association (CEPA) produced a DVD about the evolution of the Calumet Region, chronicling the prehistoric wetland's progresion from hunters' paradise, to mega-industrial powerhouse, to abandioned brownfield, to resurgent environmental proving ground. Given the evolution of communication media, CEPA decided to make that video available via internet social media channels. As you will see, "The Evolving Calumet: A JOURNEY," is as persuasive in 2015 as it was in 2006.
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This video shows how estuary tidal flow and fish passage were restored at Willapa Bay and Schopchiden Creek. The Family Forest Fish Passage Program helped the landowners remove a tidegate and dike on their property to open 60 acres of estuary and over three miles of stream habitat for the migration of juvenile salmon and searun cutthroat trout. Private forest landowners may qualify for financial assistance to remove a fish barrier on their property through the Family Forest Fish Passage Program.
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