by Kate Morgan, Water Policy Director Throughout the audit and interview phase our project , Strategic Plan for Code and Ordinance Revisions to Advance Green Infrastructure in the MN Watershed, Juli Beth Hinds, our project consultant, and I heard a common refrain from our municipal partners concerning pervious pavement, “Pervious pavement? It doesn’t work here.
When we think of “green” transportation, we often think in categories. We often talk about the comparative virtues and downsides of hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles, bicycles, public transit, and walking. However, downtown transportation is “green” to the extent that it provides opportunities to easily, efficiently, and seamlessly use multiple modes of transportation in any
The real estate market is making a big comeback in urban areas, led by a number of major projects in Madison. What’s really interesting is that while development on the fringes of urban areas continues to be slow, young people looking for urban neighborhoods are seeing new opportunities developing quickly. New development like this in
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Great schools, affordable health care and safe streets all help create strong communities. But is there something deeper that draws people to a city – that makes them want to put down roots and build a life? Go here for more information