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Recull de l'actualitat sobre debats i projectes territorials elaborat per la Societat Catalana d'Ordenació del Territori. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. http://www.scot.cat
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Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning

Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning | #territori | Scoop.it

Water has become a risk rather than an opportunity in our cities and that must change. At Ecobuild, Professor Tony Wong, chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, spoke about the steady progression up the agenda of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Australia.


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Keith Thorogood's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:31 PM

Water resource management.

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4 Ways the Feds Are Making Transit Better

4 Ways the Feds Are Making Transit Better | #territori | Scoop.it

New funding rules should speed up major projects and increase local benefits.

Much of Washington is in obstruction mode these days, but not the Federal Transit Administration. The FTA recently announced changes to New Starts and Small Starts — its main capital funding programs for transit — designed to expedite the grant process. Together the programs fund about half the cost of light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, and ferry systems in the United States.

The FTA's new rule was developed during a two-year outreach effort that considered roughly a thousand public comments. During that time officials kept two main goals in mind: to streamline the funding path of new transit projects, and to consider a wider range of possible benefits to local communities...


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