Smart Growth Roundup for the Week of April 23, 2012

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We lassoed a lot for this week’s Roundup. Take a look–we’re confident there’s something here for everybody.

Local

A home run for rail and the parking garage strikes out
City of Albany launches Sustainable Spring Campaign
Author Glaeser calls for taller and denser near Grand Central Station
Hempstead Town to receive two ‘Smart-Growth’ awards from Vision Long Island
Conceptual waterfront plan for Ogdensburg met with skepticism
EFC funding allows wastewater treatment work to go forward in Inlet (Adirondacks)
Rochester projects to get Excellence in Preservation award
Should developers consider transit
Tax breaks approved for infill office project in Amherst
Buffalo’s Lofts @136 win preservation award
College Town gets affordable housing (Rochester)

 

State

Bicycle injuries: Is the right-of-way fight getting ugly?
New Koscuiszko Bridge in NYC to start in 2013, ahead of schedule
College Town loan proposal moves forward
In Rochester, energy plan hopes to create jobs
Horseheads considers 56-unit apartment complex
Long Island’s Drinking Water – Challenges and Solutions
Ground Zero in Adirondacks debate
Preservation League names “Seven to Save”
Fearing a slippery slope (Adirondacks)
Binghamton’s gas drilling ban faces legal challenge
Study finds that limiting sprawl can reduce carbon emissions

National/International

Brooklyn: A walker’s paradise
More sprawl developers “greenwashing”
This isn’t about “tree-hugging” anymore, it’s about the way we live
New Brookings Study links zoning and school quality
Smart Growth has forgotten the importance of Place Making
WalkScore releases Public Transit rankings- NYC is #1
Sprawl hitting a dead end?
Is that house down the street a “McMansion”?
The expensive folly of tax incentives

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