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U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Every Place Counts Design Challenge

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness about existing transportation infrastructure barriers and identify innovative solutions to reconnect communities…

Oregon Communities Awarded $2.6 Million for Transportation, Land Use Projects

August 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

SALEM, Aug. 31, 2015 – Seventeen communities across Oregon – from the Coquille Indian Tribe to Crook County – have been awarded Transportation and…

EPA’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections

February 2, 2015 - in Environment, Financial

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015—The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out…

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

September 23, 2014 - in Analysis, Financial, Planning

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. He was joined by Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, in announcing that eligible states and…

Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities, Businesses and Public and Private Lands from the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season

April 9, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects

As the 2014 wildfire season approaches, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots today released the Administration’s National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management…

ICLEI USA Launches New Climate Pathways to Help Cities Fight Carbon Pollution

March 19, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

ICLEI USA has released Climate Pathways, a brand new, comprehensive program of tools, trainings, and technical support designed to help local governments and their sustainability teams measure, plan for, and reduce emissions and energy use. Climate Pathways…

Esri Launches Climate Resilience App Challenge

March 10, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

In June 2013, President Obama announced a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This blueprint for action includes the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help…

Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA

January 9, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced design assistance to help the capital cities of Michigan, Wisconsin and Washington develop designs for greener, healthier, more vibrant neighborhoods. The designs will provide models for the growing…

HUD Provides $63 Million to Help Colorado Recover from Severe Storms and Flooding

December 9, 2013 - in Uncategorized

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $63 million to the State of Colorado to help communities recover from severe storms in September that produced devastating floods and mudslides. The recovery funds are…

EPA Awards $400,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

October 25, 2013 - in Projects, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $400,000 to help six communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…