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National Study on Urban Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reviewing options for a national review of urban flooding. The FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act directs FEMA to conduct a nationwide review on the prevalence, causes, and costs of urban flooding. In a letter to Senator Durbin and Representative Quigley, Roy Wright, FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator, outlined next steps […]

NACTO Conference Travel Support

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) will hold their Designing Cities Conference on September 26-29 in Seattle. The conference will include discussions on green and complete streets, as NACTO launches their new Urban Street Design Guide. Our supporter, the Summit Foundation, has provided travel support for cities that do not have the resources […]

National Recreation and Park Association: GSI in Parks – A Call for Ideas

Through a partnership with The JPB Foundation, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is exploring the social and environmental benefits of green infrastructure projects in parks, especially in underserved communities. Great Urban Parks Campaign grant funding will support on-the-ground projects in several communities and will also help NRPA develop resources and training programs on […]