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Urban group drafts principles for building resilient population centers

 

A new Urban Land Institute Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance report proposes fundamentals for resilient cities and regions to anticipate, respond to, and recover from immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events, plus long-term stresses such as sea-level rise and declining population.

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EPA Preferable Purchasing encompasses GreenCircle

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (EPP) has recognized the Certified Environmental Facts multi-attribute label, developed by GreenCircle Certified LLC. EPP references specifications, standards and ecolabels to help federal agency purchasers identify and specify environmentally sustainable products and services.

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Trump infrastructure plan: Spur investment, cut permitting, improve training

President Donald Trump’s formal infrastructure proposal hinges on four basic principals: stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending through a 10-year, $200-billion federal commitment; shorten project permitting windows; invest in rural transportation, environmental and related public works; and, improve training to attract qualified workers to the trades.

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Hybrid plans at heart of proposed multiemployer pension system reform

U.S. Representatives Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) present their Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act as a bipartisan effort designed to modernize, strengthen and safeguard the multiemployer pension plan system for the future.

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Caucus weighs user fees, P3, smart investment for infrastructure policy

An Infrastructure Working Group within the 48-member, bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus has issued a new report, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” offering solutions to improve highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, the power grid, plus broadband and communications networks. 

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