Category: Environmental

Strategic Planning for Investments in Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure

By Amanda Arnold, AICP 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 and strategic planning approach… Read More »

Material Recycling: A Sustainable Approach to Demolition and Transformation

Should a building be demolished? That is a question many owners face when deciding what to do with an existing property. Cost, schedule, and operational impacts are all important considerations. From the perspective of environmental/sustainability considerations, it would be beneficial to reuse whenever possible. The fewer structures that are razed means more energy and materials… Read More »

Have Questions About IIJA Funding? We’ve Got Answers.

By Scott Wilson, PSS The recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is a hot topic in the A/E industry and for many communities looking to have projects funded in this once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity. With funding flowing for roads, bridges, brownfields, water, and other municipal needs, there are more possibilities than ever for money… Read More »