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Conserving land in older, "inner" suburbs for small parks, gardens, natural areas & stormwater management
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Clean Bread & yCheese Creek - May Newsletter and Stansbury Park Cleanup This Saturda!

Clean Bread & yCheese Creek - May Newsletter and Stansbury Park Cleanup This Saturda! | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:: News and Publications:: Magazine:: Green Issue 2010:: Back from Calamity

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:: News and Publications:: Magazine:: Green Issue 2010:: Back from Calamity | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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With a palette of perennials, a greenway gets color

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Designing A New Town Square For Our Crowded Urban Future

Designing A New Town Square For Our Crowded Urban Future | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Those of us associated with the building of cities are often asked to do tricky things.
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Urban Gardening: An Appleseed With Attitude

Urban Gardening: An Appleseed With Attitude | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Ron Finley is a crusader for planting vegetable gardens in urban areas.
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Community Architect: Subway, light rail, streetcars, buses, trolleys: so many choices - what makes a good transit system?

Community Architect: Subway, light rail, streetcars, buses, trolleys: so many choices - what makes a good transit system? | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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we are lucky to have the author on our board

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Defining Baltimore’s 20-Minute neighborhoods

Defining Baltimore’s  20-Minute neighborhoods | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
How do they relate to the highest-frequency transit network? Where the two do not connect reveals opportunities for revitalization.
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Is it time for "smarter smart growth"? | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Is it time for "smarter smart growth"? | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  I hesitate to write yet another article about bringing “smart growth” – the combination of ideas born in the 1990s to counter suburban sprawl – into the 21st century.  I’ve long argued that, at a minimum, it’s time to...
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great pt about smart growrh and integrating nature

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War of 1812 Historic Sites Slated for Improvement

War of 1812 Historic Sites Slated for Improvement | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
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War of 1812 Sites Slated for Improvement

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Baltimore County Md. News - Greenleigh at Crossroads

Baltimore County Md. News - Greenleigh at Crossroads | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined St.
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First major development built within the URDL around principles of New Urbanism

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Is there a way to (downtown) San Jose? (by Lee Epstein) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Is there a way to (downtown) San Jose? (by Lee Epstein) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  Today’s post is written by my frequent collaborator and contributor to this site, Lee Epstein  Lee is an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the mid-Atlantic region.  His last appearance here was on April 3 (“The...
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Eye On: The Jones Falls Trail - Baltimore, Maryland

The Jones Fall Trail in Baltimore is growing, and the city is riding the bike boom all the way back to national prominence.
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The Pendulum Shifts: Expertise is now suspect

The Pendulum Shifts: Expertise is now suspect | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Slow and steady progress is built on an ongoing series of course corrections. Subtle variations in direction based on new variables, new challenges, and new innovations. As times and circumstances ...
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There must be a there (excerpted from People Habitat) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

There must be a there (excerpted from People Habitat) | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
  Today’s article is another excerpt from my forthcoming book, People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think about Greener, Healthier Cities, which will be coming out later this year.  I shared an excerpt from the introduction on March 27.
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There is no there there in most suburbs.

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RFP's - Baltimore Metropolitan Council

 
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council currently has no open RFPs.
 
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Council vote limits development potential at Green Spring Station

Council vote limits development potential at Green Spring Station | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
A vote by the Baltimore County Council on Monday will bar new development at Green Spring Station in Lutherville for the near future.
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Baltimore County Md. News - Kamenetz's Vision for Sparrows Point

Baltimore County Md. News - Kamenetz's Vision for Sparrows Point | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today unveiled a broad vision for redeveloping the 3,300 acre Sparrows Point peninsula in Dundalk, with a goal to create over 10,000 jobs.
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Baltimore County Md. News - Kamenetz Announces Goals to Increase Tree Canopy

Baltimore County Md. News - Kamenetz Announces Goals to Increase Tree Canopy | Suburban Land Trusts | Scoop.it
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled a series of new County goals for increasing the amount of tree canopy coverage throughout Baltimore County.
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40% tree coverage goal for area within the URDL by 2025

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