Depressed Median Controls Stormwater, Improves Runoff

By Troy Robillard, PE The majority of water falling from the sky onto an urban street will get collected by a curb and gutter system and flow directly into a storm sewer. That water then flows into our streams, creeks, and rivers, often carrying pollution and suspended solids that can be harmful to our waterways.… Read More »

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Flexibility, Planning Lead to Pop-Up Business Success

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD, and Amanda Arnold, AICP In last week’s blog, we talked about the benefits of pop-ups to your community and its businesses, residents, and local government. With the potential to bolster downtowns suffering from empty storefronts, while creating opportunities for emerging or expanding businesses and also securing income for landlords, embracing… Read More »

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Pop-Up Businesses Energize Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD, and Amanda Arnold, AICP Is your downtown feeling a little empty and in need of a boost? You’re not alone; many downtowns and rural communities have struggled with empty storefronts over the years, and the COVID-19 pandemic will likely increase the number of vacancies. However, the shutdowns and social distancing… Read More »

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