Planning & Growth

December 15, 2010

White House Environmental Justice Forum

This event, planned by EPA's Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice, will "bring together environmental justice community leaders, state, local and tribal government officials, Cabinet members, and other senior Federal officials for a discussion on creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all Americans." 

December 2, 2010

Green Real Estate Conference

The event will include discussion and strategic update on the economics, benefits, and value of green buildings, along with some of the best practices that can be used to create these types of properties.

November 8, 2010

The Truth About Florida: What We Really Should Know About Planning, Land Use and the Environment

A free one-day educational conference for Florida journalists on planning and land use issues and related environmental impacts.

Cities Attack Climate Change, One Kilowatt at a Time

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Canada, US, and Mexico) issued a report on Sept. 17, 2010, illustrating the steps 13 North American cities are taking, from small, planned efforts to reduce building energy use, to comprehensive, multi-sector adopted plans for reducing energy use.

"Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning"

"A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River. Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with the region’s demands."

Source: NYTimes, 09/28/2010

Senate Banking Committee Looks at Flood Insurance Rescue Wednesday

The Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, September 22, will hold a hearing on the National Flood Insurance Program, which is teetering under some $19 billion in debt. The NFIP is set to expire Sept. 30, just as the hurricane season reaches its height. Congress has allowed the NFIP to expire four times already this year.

Source: Insurance Journal, 09/21/2010


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