Posts Tagged ‘epa’

February 27, 2012

What is Your Vision for Lower Grand Avenue?

by: Lysistrata Hall

Tweet Today’s post is by Lyssa Hall and Leslie Dornfeld: What is your vision for Lower Grand Avenue? What are your short-term ideas for increasing vibrancy along Lower Grand Avenue? What are the challenges and barriers blocking sustainable urban development? What is the role of the community in developing a sustainable Phoenix? The city of Phoenix, Grand Avenue Merchants’ Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are interested in hearing your ideas and invite you to participate in a three day community design workshop focused on “Greening Lower Grand Avenue.” Starting with its birth in 1888 as a 100-foot wide roadway…

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Tweet Two weeks ago I attended the National League of Cities 2011 Congress of Cities & Exposition at the Phoenix Convention Center. This was an event that brought together a variety of city officials from all over the country. It was a good opportunity to learn about the national trends and conversations, what’s important to various cities and the strategies they’re using to implement their vision. Sustainability was on the forefront of all the sessions I attended. It seemed as if cities were competing with one another on how sustainable they were becoming. I watched representatives from cities like Seattle,…

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October 26, 2010

Small Steps Towards a Sustainable Remodel

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet A few months ago, when the rental unit at the Blooming Rock duplex 3 Palms became available, I got a call from a woman named Theresa who was very interested in the place.  But she stipulated that she needed the lease to be on a month-to-month basis because she was moving here from Chicago and wanted to buy a house for the long term, instead of renting.  Normally I wouldn’t entertain the idea of a month-to-month lease, but I was intrigued when she told me that she just got a tenured position at a university in a very interesting…

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