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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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5 inspiring stories of public space

5 inspiring stories of public space | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
What are some of our favourite and most inspiring public space projects and stories from around the world? Here are 5 of them!
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Northern Virginia Growth Shows Poor Land Use Trend | The Tysons Corner

Northern Virginia Growth Shows Poor Land Use Trend | The Tysons Corner | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Northern Virginia has faced a transportation crisis since the mid-1980s. The area retained one of the highest education, affluence, and rate of employmen...
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Project for Public Spaces | To Make a Great Third Place, Get Out of the Way

Project for Public Spaces | To Make a Great Third Place, Get Out of the Way | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Stormwater Fees To Increase County Property Tax Bill

Stormwater Fees To Increase County Property Tax Bill | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
While the bulk of the $23 million program will come from commercial properties, county homeowners will see an increase of $18-$36 dollars annually.
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How sprawl is like Bernie Madoff | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

How sprawl is like Bernie Madoff | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  Here’s what Madoff did:  He took people’s money, promising a return on investment.  In other words, he borrowed it.  But the returns weren’t real; the only way Madoff had to repay the investor was to borrow more money from a second...
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Asking prices: up in urban areas, down in rural ones | Alex Johnson ...

Asking prices: up in urban areas, down in rural ones | Alex Johnson ... | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The average rural retreat is 14% cheaper to buy than the average urban pad.
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World's second-largest rooftop farm takes root in Boston | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

World's second-largest rooftop farm takes root in Boston | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The aptly-named Higher Ground Farm will open this spring on the roof of the Boston Design Center. It will cultivate an amazing 55,000 square feet, or a little over an acre, on top of the Design Center’s renovated old...
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Marks Scoping Interest for Baynesville Community Association

Marks Scoping Interest for Baynesville Community Association | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The councilman said a community association would make future open space in the area, which suffered gas contamination, more amenable to a land preservation trust.
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For walkable cities, it's not about the density - it's about finding the right kind of density | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

For walkable cities, it's not about the density - it's about finding the right kind of density | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I was reviewing some good work by colleagues describing NRDC’s advocacy for sustainable cities. The original draft stressed that dense living is the way to go. Wherever the word
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Put land conservation on par with oil drilling

Put land conservation on par with oil drilling | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Put land conservation on par with oil drilling,Thomas Hulen, My Turn: Put land conservation on equal ground with oil and gas drilling.
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Burb Trust Banter

Burb Trust Banter | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Plans, precepts, policies, and people in land conservation in Baltimore County, MD since 1960.

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Quantifying the Urban Forest Benefits in Seattle « Sustaining Places

Quantifying the Urban Forest Benefits in Seattle « Sustaining Places | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Governance, Anyone? The Stupidity of Sequestration

Governance, Anyone? The Stupidity of Sequestration | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
“When somebody asked me about the sequester, I said it’s stupid, stupid, stupid,” said Erskine Bowles. Yet many in Congress don’t seem particularly concerned about their fiduciary duties.
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Suburban Land Trusts

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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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Stormwater fee, taxes impact Maryland business climate

Stormwater fee, taxes impact Maryland business climate | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation was among the participants in Thursday's Regional Economic Development Summit.
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Reset and Recovery

A new Sonoran Institute report focused on the future housing market of the American West. The 60-page report focuses on market trends in six communities in M...
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What the QueensWay would do for Queens - The Trust for Public Land

What the QueensWay would do for Queens - The Trust for Public Land | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
We recently sat down with Adrian Benepe to get his take on the proposed QueensWay rails-to-trails project, a three and a half mile defunct railroad that could become a bustling bicycle and recreation path—and a treasure for the Queens community.
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The seven deadly sins of land use | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The seven deadly sins of land use | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  I have been invited to participate in a program tonight on sloth.  I’m even featured, promoted.  How should I feel about this?  Embarrassed?  Insulted?  Proud, in effect compounding one deadly sin with another?
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Developer incorporates food gardens into Denver community — City ...

Developer incorporates food gardens into Denver community — City ... | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
My business, The Urban Farm Company of Colorado, will be installing high-yield, organic, vegetable gardens at the new Stapleton Visitor Center as an example of how vegetable production can be sewn beautifully into new ...
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Details of the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act | Smart Growth America

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Senators Baucus and Burr Introduce S. 338, the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013 | land.asla.org

Senators Baucus and Burr Introduce S. 338, the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013 | land.asla.org | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Bicycle Revolution or Urban Fad?

Bicycle Revolution or Urban Fad? | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The rise of the car in the 50s and 60s completely transformed cities - first across the USA, and then the world.
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In Terms of Conserving Biodiversity – How Functional is a Conservation Development?

In Terms of Conserving Biodiversity – How Functional is a Conservation Development? | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The original version of this article, written by Mark Hostetler, appeared on The Nature of Cities I recently blogged about how we could construct urban communities that conserve biodiversity.
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Decimating Cuts Threatened to Program Open Space

Decimating Cuts Threatened to Program Open Space | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Contact the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee and urge them to reject cuts to Program Open Space Maryland's land conservation programs — Program Open Space, Rural Legacy, the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, and Maryland...
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Different year, same feeble-minded proposals cropping up to scale back Program Open Space.

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Meet America's most diverse neighborhoods - some may surprise you | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Meet America's most diverse neighborhoods - some may surprise you | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Seven of the ten most diverse neighborhoods in America are suburban. None of them are in the evolving, creative-class city and inner suburban districts that many of us normally think of as undergoing change. Taken as a whole, average...
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