Smart Growth News – January 23, 2013

Hawaii: Say “Aloha” To Transit-Oriented Development
Streetsblog DC – January 22, 2013
Not all transportation in Honolulu, Hawaii is a walk on the beach.

America’s Fastest Growing Cities
Forbes – January 23, 2013
When Chuck Gordon and Mario Feghali started Sparefoot, the 25-year-old entrepreneurs relocated to Austin, Texas, from Los Angeles, having received seed money from local tech incubator Capital Factory.

Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers, Now A Public Attraction
The New York Times (NY) – January 22, 2013
Pittsburgh exists for three reasons: the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio.

Hospitals’ roles include being part of mixed-use developments
Winston-Salem Journal (NC) – January 23, 2013
Hospitals usually don’t jump to mind when one thinks about projects with the potential to spur economic development.

10 Innovations Driving America’s Cities and States Forward
Planetizen – January 21, 2013
“America is renewing itself from the bottom up.” That is the premise underlying the second annual “Innovations to Watch” list just released by The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and The Rockefeller Foundation.

Local News

Municipalities and Smart Growth Leaders Look Toward New Jersey’s Future
Mobilizing the Region (NJ) – January 23, 2013
New Jersey Future will hold its annual Redevelopment Forum, a major event for municipalities, developers and smart growth advocates, on Friday, March 1.

A Push for Safe Streets with TX Pedestrian Deaths on Rise
Public News Network (TX) – January 23, 2013
Another push is under way in the Texas Legislature to make sure future road projects in the state are safe for everyone, not just vehicles.

Revitalization on Holley’s mind
Medina Journal Register (NY) – January 23, 2013
Villagers expressed their feeling about the community’s charms and challenges Monday as the municipality gathered more information for the Holley Revitalization Strategy project.

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