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Improving lives by improving communities

  1. Through the Safe Streets Academy, three cities are build skills in safer street design, tactical urbanism, and community engagement. After our second workshop, the teams from Lexington, KY; South Bend, IN; and Orlando, FL applied these skills to launch on-the-ground demonstration projects testing techniques to slow down drivers and make their streets safer places for people.

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  2. Ten years ago, Hawaii set ambitious goals to reduce their dependence on imported oil and create a clean energy future by 2045. To meet those goals, Hawaii must pair electrifying their vehicle fleet and increased renewable energy with smarter land use.

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  3. Michigan is going through an urban transformation that’s making the region more walkable—and we are bringing together the people making it happen. Join LOCUS, the Michigan Municipal League, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on May 2, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT to learn more about the real estate market, the Redevelopment Ready Communities® (RRC), and opportunities for … Continued

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  4. This year's event is an interactive opportunity for members of the real estate industry to learn more about the future of walkable, triple bottom line development and to connect with like-minded professionals working on these types of projects and advocating for better public policy across the country. Don't miss your chance to attend.

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  5. Intersection Registration table at Music City Center in Nashville
    Before the Intersections conference in Nashville last week, some people might have been scratching their heads at the idea of a conference bringing together artists with transportation experts. But once the conference started, everyone keyed in on how much they could learn from one another and what they could accomplish together. Here are a few personal reflections from our staff about Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets.

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