Two sources of green infrastructure information plus a work in process

By Sally Elmiger and Laura Kreps Using green infrastructure or low impact development (LID) solutions for stormwater in developed areas has long been considered too difficult and expensive to implement.  However, the EPA has put together a guidebook describing 12 case studies that show local governments, developers, and other stakeholders what is possible and how […]

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Good graphics improve planning processes

Planners talk about creating a sense of place. Local governments want development that is consistent with the community character. Developers want successful projects and shorter timelines. Our master plans and zoning ordinances call for high quality development, context-sensitive design, compatible building types and land uses and unifying streetscape elements. But what does that look like? […]

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Housing Options for Older Adults

(We originally published this article here in May of 2012. It’s as relevant today as it was then.) In recent years, the field of housing has reversed a long-standing assumption that older adults need to move along a housing continuum, from one setting to another, as they require greater assistance.  The traditional continuum incorporated a […]

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