Category: Environmental

Deadlines Approaching for $3 Billion in EDA American Rescue Plan Grants

By Scott Wilson, PSS, and Keely Campbell, PG It’s time to get serious about the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $3 billion funding infusion waiting to flow to local governments and other entities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Historically the EDA receives and distributes about $350 million annually to fund infrastructure… Read More »

Strategic Planning for Investments in Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure

By Amanda Arnold, AICP, and Ben Peotter, PE Communities seeking to grow in their economic resilience may be tempted to put the cart before the horse. Local leaders and stakeholders must be mindful not to launch new projects and/or programs before doing the self-examination and strategic planning necessary to promote success. Examples where an introspective… Read More »

Enhancing Community Environmental Resilience Through Brownfield Revitalization and Process-based Stream Restoration

By Christina Hiegel, PE, and Colin Barry, PG, CFM Environmental challenges are among the concerns many communities grapple with as they strategically plan to become more resilient and ensure a strong, vibrant future. Two frequently occurring environmental challenges are the revitalization of brownfield sites in protection of human and environmental health and the restoration of… Read More »