Comments on: Smart Growth: Creating New Opportunities in Rural Communities http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/smart-growth-creating-new-opportunities-in-rural-communities/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Greenlet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/smart-growth-creating-new-opportunities-in-rural-communities/#comment-22358 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:12:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10368#comment-22358 Thank you Brett Schwartz for giving your views on sustainable communities. My university has recently introduced this as a subject and are encouraging students to take keen interest init. What is your insight on “sustainable communities” as a subject? Will its degree offer good employment prospects?Many thanks.

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By: Carolyn Browne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/smart-growth-creating-new-opportunities-in-rural-communities/#comment-22357 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:38:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10368#comment-22357 I recently attended a lecture on the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. It seems to me that many of the techniques that are working well here, might be beneficial in some of our host countries.

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By: John MacFarlane http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/smart-growth-creating-new-opportunities-in-rural-communities/#comment-22356 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:18:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10368#comment-22356 I live in Fort Worth, about 30 miles from the Region 6 office in Dallas. I live in the “near Southside”, an area just south of downtown Fort Worth, bounded roughly by I-35 to the east, the hospital district to the west, I-30 to the north, and Berry St to the south. This area is seeing a revitalization. And with that revitalization, smart growth and sustainability are seen as important and necessary issues. Through efforts of lots of people and groups, bike lanes were installed all over the near southside to promote bicycling. There are several events in the area that try to showcase smart growth, new urbanism, and walkable city concepts. Some events are: Arts Goggle http://fortworthsouth.org/FWS/artsgoggle.html
Ciclovia
http://www.carfreeinbigd.com/2011/10/fort-worths-ciclovia.html

A great website about urbanism and sustainable cities is:
http://fortworthology.com/2011/10/24/first-near-southside-open-streets-event-a-big-success/

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