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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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Coercion by contract: how homeowners associations stifle expression, sustainability | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Coercion by contract: how homeowners associations stifle expression, sustainability | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
In the 1980s, I lived in a small DC condominium complex in the highly walkable Adams-Morgan neighborhood. I was one of 14 unit owners. Another was a fairly well-known Russian writer who had defected; the Cold War was still...
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The value of urban trees

The value of urban trees | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh has developed software to calculate the value of street trees, and found that it gets far more benefit than it spends, according to Next City.
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Shaun Scallan's curator insight, January 27, 11:50 PM

Most enlightened cities understand the total "value" of trees and it ain't just dollars.

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Bottom-up Versus Top-down Land Conservation

Bottom-up Versus Top-down Land Conservation | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
In the field of land conservation, it’s possible to realign people who have been disenfranchised by a top-down “protect and enforce” model with a bottom-up “love and steward” model.
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‘Smart growth’ a growing trend

‘Smart growth’ a growing trend | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The re-emerging housing market is as much shaped by the scars left by the market’s collapse as it is by a generational shift as the economy recovers, a recent study shows.
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The Data is In: Let the heavy lifting begin

The Data is In: Let the heavy lifting begin | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
We have a lot more isolated, supersized, energy-sucking housing than we want or can afford. And we have a lot less compact, close-in, energy-efficient neighborhoods than we need.
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Balto. Co. elections board rejects zoning referendum

Balto. Co. elections board rejects zoning referendum | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot...
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Lowering Parking Minimums Is Nowhere Close to a “War on Cars” | Streetsblog.net

Lowering Parking Minimums Is Nowhere Close to a “War on Cars” | Streetsblog.net | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities

Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The two don't necessarily go together, according to a new report.
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Baltimore County Md. News - Baltimore County Leads in Smart Growth Management

Baltimore County Md. News - Baltimore County Leads in Smart Growth Management | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that Baltimore County now has another tool for preserving natural and agricultural resources.
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Urban Ecological Footprint and a Livable Future | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Ecological Footprint and a Livable Future | Sustainable Cities Collective | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
In looking at the urban ecological footprint, we consider if cities are self-sufficient and sustainable entities.
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To Tackle Runoff, Cities Turn to Green Initiatives by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360

To Tackle Runoff, Cities Turn to Green Initiatives by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360 | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Urban stormwater runoff is a serious problem, overloading sewage treatment plants and polluting waterways. Now, various U.S.
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Planning for people

Planning for people | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
What it takes, at the most basic level, to accommodate us, nurture us, and bring us together is a question already answered.
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Seattle: Identity Rooted in Walkability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Seattle: Identity Rooted in Walkability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Seattle is truly a city comprised of distinct neighborhoods, and their commonality is an individuality rooted in walkability.
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Baltimore County Md. News - County Hopes to Build Regional Park at Spring Grove

Baltimore County Md. News - County Hopes to Build Regional Park at Spring Grove | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is working with State officials to secure a portion of Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville for a regional park.
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Sustainable Neighborhoods: LEED Development | Sustainable Cities Collective

Sustainable Neighborhoods: LEED Development | Sustainable Cities Collective | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The USGBC is working hard to provide a LEED framework to bring sustainability to the neighborhood level.
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The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
For too many American families, this is not a problem that's easily solved.
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02/06/2013: EPA Provides Tools for Sustainable Communities / Smart growth policies can help achieve environmental justice goals

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Why smarter land use can help cities attract and retain young adults | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Why smarter land use can help cities attract and retain young adults | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Here’s the nutshell: 20th-century land use won’t help your city attract and retain 21st-century people. It just won’t. This is because the lifestyle values of the Millennial generation, sometimes called GenY, are markedly different from those...
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Smart Growth in 30 Seconds

NRDC's Donna DeCostanzo and Kaid Benfield discuss the benefits of smart growth neighborhoods. (Smart Growth in 30 Seconds http://t.co/unw0Y0Mx)
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