Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hazard Mitigation Planning

  Regional Hazard Mitigation Planning: As we have seen time and time again, natural disasters do not obey local jurisdictional boundaries. When this fact is combined with the reality of shrinking municipal budgets and growing responsibilities placed upon local planners, it...

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Green Infrastructure

  What is Green Infrastructure? In cities, towns, and regions throughout the country, green infrastructure has emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing community livability, economic competitiveness, and resilience in the face of a changing climate.  Traditional ‘gray’ infrastructure systems...

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Buyouts and Relocation

Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BCRP) Following the devastating Midwest floods of 1993, Missouri’s Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) established itself as a leader in innovative disaster recovery strategies by successfully relocating two communities – Rhineland and Winfield – out of...

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Incorporating Resilience into the CEDS

  New CEDS Content Guidelines: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently released new CEDS Content Guidelines as part of updated federal regulations that went into effect in early 2015. The content guidelines provide a clear, streamlined framework to assist Economic...

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Issue Brief: Creating Opportunity and Prosperity Through Strengthening Rural-Urban Connections

Metropolitan and rural America are highly connected and interdependent. To succeed, metropolitan America needs a healthy and sustainable rural economy and culture, and in turn rural America needs vibrant, well-functioning cities and suburbs to thrive and flourish.

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