Category: Environmental

Demystifying Brownfields for Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD Brownfield redevelopment is something many communities encounter, but few are ever prepared for. Working with the alphabet soup of acronyms from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be challenging at best, yet with a little patience, this program can help advance downtown redevelopment. In short, communities may be able to… Read More »

Are Your Historic Buildings Worth Saving?

By Scott Wilson, PSS, and Matt Ashby, AICP CUD – Who doesn’t love old historic buildings? The weight of history, those amazing architectural features, the stories around them that have gone down as legend. Read More »

A Short Course in Environmental Acronyms

Under NEPA, the EPA (or DOT, NRCS, USDA, or another federal agency) oversees EIA and EIS processes. On the other hand, FWS and NMFS are responsible for overseeing the ESA. OMG. Sometimes the federal government seems to have a language all its own. To help you navigate your way through that territory, here’s a tourist… Read More »