Category: General Civil / Municipal

Think Twice: Will That Tree Grow There?

A honey locust is a tough species, able to handle everything from browsing deer to rambunctious children. By Jacob Blue Trees are living organisms, not inert structures statically decorating our landscape. Those who forget this run the risk of repeated failures in which poorly selected trees placed in difficult environments result in unhealthy trees and… Read More »

Investing in Asset Management: Seven Steps to Help You Strategize

By Thomas Tym From clean water to sanitary sewers to safe roads, elements of our infrastructure are key components in a life where our public health is protected and our desirable living environment is preserved. Problem is, many communities struggle to maintain their deteriorating and aging assets in the wake of limited resources and decreased… Read More »

Splashpads Hose Down Cost of Fun in the Sun

By Blake Theisen, PLA The hottest trend in parks and recreation across the U.S. is ironically known for its cooling effects. It seems like every park or green space is spontaneously springing a leak. But these “leaks” are actually carefully designed and often whimsically outfitted splashpads with colorful features that purposefully hold children’s interest. And… Read More »