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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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THE SURDNA FOUNDATION - Smart Growth Network

THE SURDNA FOUNDATION - Smart Growth Network | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
THE SURDNA FOUNDATION is accepting applications under its Sustainable Environments Program on a rolling basis. The Foundation's grant making is focused on smart growth, climate and energy, and green economies.
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Rethinking Bergen County's suburban sprawl - NorthJersey.com

Rethinking Bergen County's suburban sprawl - NorthJersey.com | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
It's one thing to build a convenient, transit-oriented, environmentally friendly community from scratch, in undeveloped open space. But how do you do that in a place like North Jersey ? : page 4
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Project for Public Spaces | Great Parks We Can Learn From

Project for Public Spaces | Great Parks We Can Learn From | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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The Enhanced Easement Incentive — Land Trust Alliance

The Enhanced Easement Incentive — Land Trust Alliance | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Fiscal Cliff Update
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A Tool for Raising Food Consciousness

A Tool for Raising Food Consciousness | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
In the past decade we’ve seen somewhat of a resurgence in what one might term as our “food consciousness”.
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Citiwire.net » Forward to Nature: New Nature Movement Isn’t About ‘Going Back’ to Nature

Citiwire.net » Forward to Nature: New Nature Movement Isn’t About ‘Going Back’ to Nature | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Bhopkins's insight:

"as humans we can not only make our ecological footprints as light as possible, but we can actually leave places better than when we came to them, making them places of delight."

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7 Uses for Failing Shopping Malls

7 Uses for Failing Shopping Malls | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Ideas (some good, some not) for what to do with these hulking, empty retail spaces.
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6 New Year's Resolutions for Better City Life | Sustainable Cities Collective

6 New Year's Resolutions for Better City Life | Sustainable Cities Collective | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
by Cristiana StravaIt's the time of year again when we take stock of the old and pledge to be better in the new.
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The best of 2012 in green community solutions: a personal, eclectic list | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The best of 2012 in green community solutions: a personal, eclectic list | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
As we look back on the year that was, let’s honor some of the outstanding issues and accomplishments for community sustainability that came to light during the year. In many cases, naming a particular item one of the best...
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Own Your Home? Don't Let Your Valuable Property Tax Credit Expire With the New Year

Own Your Home? Don't Let Your Valuable Property Tax Credit Expire With the New Year | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Paul L. Knight – A Holiday Message From Santa: “No More Suburbs!”

Paul L. Knight – A Holiday Message From Santa: “No More Suburbs!” | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
This article is another venture in holiday-themed discussions of urbanism by myself and Kevin Clark. Enjoy! *** For centuries, Santa Claus has been successfully delivering gifts on time and in budget to every good boy and girl.
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Sprawl: What Happens When You Legislate Against Vibrant Streets | Laws That Shaped LA | Land of Sunshine | KCET

Sprawl: What Happens When You Legislate Against Vibrant Streets | Laws That Shaped LA | Land of Sunshine | KCET | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The "Least Interesting Policy That Dominates Most Everything" has ruined the character of our streets.
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The First Objective...

The First Objective... | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
“The first objective of ecological urban development must be to significantly reduce the number of miles traveled per person per day between workplace, home, school, shops, and leisure activities.” Leon Krier, The Architecture of Community , page...
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New Website Helps Create Walkable Communities | Planetizen

New Website Helps Create Walkable Communities | Planetizen | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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$450 Billion in Federal Subsidies Tilt U.S. Real Estate Market Toward Sprawl | Streetsblog Capitol Hill

$450 Billion in Federal Subsidies Tilt U.S. Real Estate Market Toward Sprawl | Streetsblog Capitol Hill | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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New visions for Baltimore County's inner suburbs emerge at conference

New visions for Baltimore County's inner suburbs emerge at conference | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Communities nationwide are beginning to abandon "infill" development models that sacrifice open space in inner suburbs as a means of relieving development pressure on outer suburbs.
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Green on the Go: Mobile Apps for the Environment

Green on the Go: Mobile Apps for the Environment | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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MUCFC Grants Program | Urban Community and Forest Committee | Forest Service | Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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How retrofitting a California suburb for walkability is spurring economic development | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

How retrofitting a California suburb for walkability is spurring economic development | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  A terrific street redesign is assisting economic development in a southern California community that has suffered from changing economic conditions but is nevertheless seeing significant population growth.  This is a story of municipal foresight,...
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Five green community stories to watch in 2013 | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Five green community stories to watch in 2013 | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
In my final article of 2012, I looked back at the year in review, to honor important recent work worth celebrating. For my first one of 2013, let’s look ahead. Here are some stories I’ll be paying attention to...
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Burb Trust Banter: Why tensions are at a fever pitch over proposals targeting open spaces (e.g. parks) within Baltimore County for development and what YOU can do about it.

Burb Trust Banter: Why tensions are at a fever pitch over proposals targeting open spaces (e.g. parks) within Baltimore County for development and what YOU can do about it. | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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The voices behind a remarkably inclusive green neighborhood-in-progress | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The voices behind a remarkably inclusive green neighborhood-in-progress | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  If you can find a better process of community engagement for a city-sponsored housing initiative than the one undertaken by the Denver Housing Authority for Mariposa, I'd like to see it.
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Healthy Communities: A New Direction in Development

Healthy Communities: A New Direction in Development | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
How better places can lead to better health.
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State Board of Ed Strikes Down Mays Chapel School Site Approval

State Board of Ed Strikes Down Mays Chapel School Site Approval | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The Baltimore County Board of Education's decision to make Mays Chapel Park the site of a new 700-seat elementary school has been overturned. Another hearing has been scheduled for January.
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Strip Commercial Repaired in Allston, MA (part of Boston)

Strip Commercial Repaired in Allston, MA (part of Boston) | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Charlesview Redevelopment.pdf Download this file Big Box and parking lot redeveloped into mixed use neighborhood fabric. -Dan Bartman
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