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Join us for this live webinar to hear about tools and strategies on how to mitigate the effects of blight and abandonment and illustrative examples where Grounded Strategies has put those tools to use.
Over the last decade, Southwestern Pennsylvania has experienced dramatic shifts in energy production, and we have seen tremendous changes in land use patterns, but how has the advent of unconventional oil and gas development changed our economy?
May 14, 2019
Please join the Sustainable Community Development Network with the Local Government Academy for an afternoon forum (and a networking happy hour) to learn about the numerous health and environmental advantages of fostering a robust and accessible food system.
The planning process begins with the issues, needs, and opportunities of a community, and resolves a way to take action. Local elected officials have the power to request the development of a Comprehensive Plan to drive positive change and enact regulations for their residents.
The presence of vacant properties is a challenge that municipalities face every day, but these spaces can be utilized to benefit the community in several ways: returning properties to the tax rolls, improving community engagement, fostering economic development, and combating food insecurity.
The United States is home to over 2.4 million miles of pipelines. They exist in many places from rural pastures, along roadways, under sidewalks, and around both public and private buildings, but because they are underground, we often do not consider pipelines until there are apparent and realized safety concerns. Explore the various types of natural gas pipelines and how industry professionals as well as local residents can manage pipeline safety concerns.
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