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Eleven Times Bigger Than Central Park

Eleven Times Bigger Than Central Park

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It’s been done in a lot of other places, but Dallas is doing it bigger than anyone else: turning a floodplain into an urban park. The 10,000-acre park—actually a series of them—along the Trinity River will be part of a nature preserve containing green spaces and other public amenities like  … Read More

How to Build Climate-Ready Water Utilities

How to Build Climate-Ready Water Utilities

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After preparing a climate change plan for her community’s wastewater treatment plant, Carol Murray, interim director for the Manchester Department of Public Works in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, says if she would have done anything differently, she would have started working on the plan seven years ago.
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Green Infrastructure Stormwater BMPs

Green Infrastructure Stormwater BMPs

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The primary objective of these green infrastructure projects were to design and construct two green infrastructure stormwater BMPs to treat nitrogen, and to monitor both BMPs for a period of years to evaluate stormwater flows and water-quality parameters.  … Read More

Something New to Do in the Basement

Something New to Do in the Basement

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Since its peak in the middle of the last century, the city of Detroit, MI, has lost more than 60% of its population, down from a high of 1,850,000 people. The decline of the auto industry, flight to the suburbs, and other factors have led to one of the most  … Read More

Green Infrastructure Investments Provide Long-Term Returns

Green Infrastructure Investments Provide Long-Term Returns

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Much of the country’s original infrastructure is 50 years old or older, and a lot of it is in desperate need of repair or replacement. “Aging is a huge issue,” confirms Brian DePonte, editorial contact with Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of KeyCorp. that provides business-to-business equipment financing solutions. “A  … Read More

Building Infrastructure With Ballot Measures

Building Infrastructure With Ballot Measures

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As the 2016 elections come into focus and a new Congress prepares to take on infrastructure debates, it becomes more urgent than ever to discuss our national priorities and formulate a plan. What facets of our infrastructure should the incoming administration focus on? What critical needs demand attention at the  … Read More



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