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REconomics Lab to Help Transform Green, Sustainability, and Climate Change Initiatives Into Growth Strategies

February 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling, Renewal/Retrofit

Trust in the ability of both government and corporations to create a better future is at an all-time low. What's more, our economic growth strategies, models, and financial tools were mostly designed for the old world of sprawl and virgin resource extraction.…

Over $886 Million Awarded to the MTA to Rebuild Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

January 27, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

The Metropolitan Transportation will finally be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Sandy, and will also be given additional funding to rebuild even…

URISA Engages Young GIS Practitioners with the Vanguard Cabinet

November 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

URISA is pleased to open up the 2014 Vanguard Cabinet application process. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative which debuted in 2011 to engage…

Metro Chicago Funds 50 Projects to Reduce Congestion and Improve Air Quality

Residents of metropolitan Chicago will benefit from improved transit, roads, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities through $286 million in federal transportation funds targeted over the next four years to support the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan's goals…

President Renews Call to Invest in America’s Ports and Infrastructure

November 11, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

On November 8th, President Obama spoke from the Port of New Orleans, one of the nation’s largest ports, where he  reiterated his call to invest in rebuilding America’s infrastructure, including strategic ports along the Mississippi River such as the Port…

ReCitizen Announces a Leadership Training Program for Revitalization Specialists

October 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Every year, thousands of new revitalization, regeneration, and redevelopment initiatives are launched at the regional, community, or neighborhood levels. But few have anyone qualified to design or run them. A new 2-day leadership training program, Certified…

The GSA's First LEED Platinum Building is a Retrofit Across from the Alamo

Completed last summer, the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse became the first LEED Platinum building owned by the General Services Administration (GSA). The architects employed standard energy-saving techniques, sealing the building’s…

America's Infrastructure Grade Up to a D+

March 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its endorsement of the 2013 Report Card for American’s Infrastructure that was released today by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE). A slight uptick occurred in the 2013 Report Card’s…

Obama's Federal Budget Plan Focuses on Fixing Infrastructure

February 20, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

Having emerged from the worst recession in generations, we must do what we can to broaden the recovery and spur job creation across the country. We also must look to the future and prepare to create the jobs and industries of tomorrow in an increasingly competitive…

Gavin Newsom's New Book Highlights Open Government Data and the Cloud

February 11, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

California's digital lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom has just released a new book called "Citizenville" where he extolls the benefits of greater collaboration with citizens through open data and cloud computing. The book embraces the empowerment of citizens…