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Lancaster city starts work on its climate action plan

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Earlier this year, Lancaster became the first city in the northeast U.S. and one of the first 10 in the world to earn LEED Gold certification for sustainability.

But that was just the beginning, setting a “baseline” for a process that will stretch over generations, Mayor Danene Sorace said Thursday at an event commemorating the designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Moments later, she announced the next step: The development of a climate action plan.

It will incorporate strategies for reducing emissions from city operations, which could include options such as retrofitting buildings and purchasing more green energy. It will also offer guidelines for improving the city’s resilience to flooding and other repercussions of global warming.

Lancaster hopes to finish the plan by Earth Day, April 22, said Douglas Smith, senior planner. The city will work with Chicago-based consultants Elevate Energy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Communities can no longer wait before taking action on climate change, Sorace said: “The time is clearly now.”

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CNT and King County Metro Announce the Release of rightsizeparking.org v2.0

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and King County Metro have released an update to rightsizeparking.org. This update uses new data collected over the past year at 75 multifamily properties around King County, making the parking use model more robust, supported by a count of actual parking use in the middle of the night. Now, along with all the features of the previous version, a user can vary the proposed multifamily housing development’s parking supply and see how that affects the... Continue reading »

 

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RainReady Robbins

CNT
March 10, 2017

The RainReady Calumet Corridor Plan represents the collective vision of over 2,100 residents, business owners, and municipal staff, elected representatives, regional leaders, and non-governmental organizations that all share interest in strengthening the homes, neighborhoods, communities throughout the Calumet Corridor in the south suburbs of Chicago. This document focuses on the Village of Robbins, Illinois.

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