Smart Growth Roundup for the Week of Feb. 13, 2012

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Inner Loop graphic courtesy of The City of Rochester

 

Happy Friday!

There’s lots of infrastructure-related news this week, and that’s a good thing, because we’re heavily focused on  infrastructure repair and reform.  Enjoy what we’ve lassoed for this week’s Roundup!  As always, we welcome your suggestions for future Roundups.

Local

Filling the moat–Rochester ambitious in its plan to fill its Inner Loop
Downtown Syracuse goes from retail to residential
New setback for Moynihan station plans
Chunk O’ Change–New York State seeks $2 billion federal loan for Tappan Zee Bridge
What to do with an empty hospital?
Binghamton-area biggie? BAE presence in Endicott could catalyze downtown revival
House raid on gas-tax fund would devastate mass transit on Staten Island
A business case? Corning Chamber to look at municipal consolidation
For a Harlem landmark, last legs or first steps?
Buffalo News comments on the work of Project for Public Spaces and the NFTA the possible sale of NFTA owned waterfront and a fare increase plan.

 

State

Fresh Freeway Food Finally? New York State Thruway seeks vendors for travel plaza farmer’s markets
Reformers question IDAs job creation record (North Country Radio)
Upstate infrastructure needs a whole lot of work

 

National/International

Advocate efforts working- Boehner delays highway bill vote
Why in-town big box stores may not be as awful as you think
The secret of a successful urban stadium
Designing a fix for the housing market
More than money: Infrastructure: Spending won’t fix what ails us
Look at ROI of infrastructure investment
Educated idea–In Newark, ground broken on Teacher’s Village
The case for density in a telecommuting age
Funding Opportunity: U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $826.5 Million Investment in Transit Vehicles and Facilities (SGA)
President’s 2013 Budget fully funds Partnership for Sustainable Communities

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