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01-31-17

Detroit revitalizes neighborhoods with green infrastructure and workforce training

ICIC

Detroit’s underground sewer and water infrastructure is inhibited by aging and a lack of routine maintenance, yet rebuilding it would cost millions, or even billions, in funding that the city cannot afford. Instead, Detroit, like many other cities interested in resiliency and climate change, is turning to a more sustainable approach: the integration of “green infrastructure.” Read More


01-23-17

Resilient Cities Require Resilient Food Systems

ICIC

Although city leaders are increasingly prioritizing resilience planning in the face of climate change, food systems have been largely left out of the conversation. Our new research finds that natural disasters could create extended food supply disruptions in U.S. cities, especially in neighborhoods with limited food retail options and food insecure populations. Read More



01-18-17

Allentown’s special tax district too attractive for investors to ignore

ICIC

In 2009, Pennsylvania State Senator Pat Browne passed a bill that created a special taxing district to incentivize new development to support the attraction and growth of businesses in Allentown, a once vivacious industrial city that sits just Northwest of Philadelphia. The area, designated a Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), has so far benefited from the tax incentive’s unique structure and attractiveness to the private sector. Read More


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