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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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A New Policy That Incentivizes Walkable Neighborhoods

A New Policy That Incentivizes Walkable Neighborhoods | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Massachusetts pushes diverse, dense zoning.
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How a tough neighborhood is building a stronger future with vivid public art | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

How a tough neighborhood is building a stronger future with vivid public art | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  Earlier this year, I wrote about how some neighborhoods were building community through creative street painting.  But, as a tough Philadelphia neighborhood is vividly demonstrating, one can look up as well as down when wielding a...
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Hess Corp. settles with Loch Raven homeowners

Hess Corp. settles with Loch Raven homeowners | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Hess Corp. has agreed to buy eight duplexes in Loch Raven and demolish them to settle homeowners' claims of contamination from a nearby gas station, the company said Friday.
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Ohio State researcher working to prove that parking lot farms can produce bountiful crops

Ohio State researcher working to prove that parking lot farms can produce bountiful crops | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s a picturesque farm, where plump strawberries ripen on vines shaded by peach trees. In their branches is a nest where robin hatchlings chirp for food.
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Member Release: New Report: A Synthesis of Current Livability Practice, Seeking Case Studies » NARC

Member Release: New Report: A Synthesis of Current Livability Practice, Seeking Case Studies » NARC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.
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Are walkable neighborhoods the future?

Are walkable neighborhoods the future? | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
CAPITAL BUSINESS | An expert says walkable, urban places have overtaken drivable suburbs.
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Nature Conservancy Magazine - Think About It: Urban Conservation

Nature Conservancy Magazine - Think About It: Urban Conservation | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Urban Conservation: Nature Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva discusses how Conservation Should Be a Walk in the Park, Not Just the Woods.
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Complete Streets pay off | Smart Growth America

Complete Streets pay off | Smart Growth America | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Taming the Asphalt Jungle | Bacon's Rebellion

Taming the Asphalt Jungle | Bacon's Rebellion | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
The stormwater utility, created in 2009, raises about $9 million a year by taxing property owners based on the area of impervious surface on their land.The city charges homeowners a fee ranging from $25 to $75 per year, ...
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How to use LEED-ND to improve an older neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

How to use LEED-ND to improve an older neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  An inner-city neighborhood in Boston is providing a strong example of how the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system can be used to guide improvements to an older community.  The system is being used to help community leaders identify...
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Asian-inspired Garden of Tranquility in Timonium offers space to contemplate - Baltimore Sun

Asian-inspired Garden of Tranquility in Timonium offers space to contemplate - Baltimore Sun | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Asian-inspired Garden of Tranquility in Timonium offers space to contemplateBaltimore SunThe new Garden of Tranquility at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens embraces a graceful, simple design that has its roots in the ancient Chinese practice of feng...
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Fixing sprawl with baby steps, one parking lot at a time | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Fixing sprawl with baby steps, one parking lot at a time | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  All credit to John Wirtz and his blog Xing Columbus for this one.  It seems such a modest concept, really, and one that should have been standard practice long ago:  put articulated pedestrian walkways to and within large suburban...
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Commercial Urban Farming: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? | Sustainable Business Forum

Commercial Urban Farming: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? | Sustainable Business Forum | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
commercial-urban-farm The current food production system is unsustainable and increasingly faced with resource scarcity issues.
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Website - Rethinking The Automobile, National 50 minute Version - Google Drive

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Urban Sustainability Enhanced Through Landscape Architecture : Living Green Magazine

Urban Sustainability Enhanced Through Landscape Architecture : Living Green Magazine | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Honoring a sustainability champion who 'repairs the fabric of communities' | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Honoring a sustainability champion who 'repairs the fabric of communities' | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  Last year I had the honor of introducing the prominent green developer Jonathan F. P. Rose, and I put it this way:  “I may be an advocate for sustainability, but Jonathan is a builder of sustainability.”  He is a...
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A smart-growth development takes shape

A smart-growth development takes shape | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Key to Crown’s success will be the Great Seneca Science Corridor and Montgomery County’s 18-million-square-foot “Science City.”...
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Voters Give Landslide Approval For Conservation Spending Nationwide - The Trust for Public Land

Voters Give Landslide Approval For Conservation Spending Nationwide - The Trust for Public Land | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday.
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Voters Give Landslide Approval for Spending on Conservation Nationwide - The Sacramento Bee

Voters Give Landslide Approval for Spending on Conservation Nationwide - The Sacramento Bee | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday. ...
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Measuring the Benefits of Urban Forests

Measuring the Benefits of Urban Forests | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
At a Casey Trees‘ conference on urban forestry, David Nowak, Ph.D, research forester at the U.S. Forest service, one of the world’s foremost experts on urban forests, and a member of th...
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Smart growth is a start. But it's not enough. | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Smart growth is a start. But it's not enough. | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  I want to follow up on yesterday's article about placemaking.  Reacting to an excellent essay by Ethan Kent, I posited that that the creation and strengthening of great places - great people habitat, if you will - should be...
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A look at "seven keys to stronger community" | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

A look at "seven keys to stronger community" | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  I am fortunate to have befriended, one way or another, some people who are very good at the business of thinking about, designing, and building good communities.  While many of them are architects and planners, primarily concerned with physical...
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Citiwire.net » In an Austere Era, Sprawl is Simply Too Costly

Citiwire.net » In an Austere Era, Sprawl is Simply Too Costly | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Getting to yes on the right kind of suburban change (by Lee Epstein) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Getting to yes on the right kind of suburban change (by Lee Epstein) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Today’s article is by my friend Lee Epstein, an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Lee’s last contribution here was “The fall - and rise - of small downtown America.”    Many of us...
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