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Topic - Public Works & Infrastructure Archive

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Keys to Successful Mixed-Use and Infill Development

Keys to Successful Mixed-Use and Infill Development

Cities use a variety of strategies to overcome the challenges associated with mixed-use and infill development.

March 2010
Efficient Transportation: A Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies

Efficient Transportation: A Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies

February 2010
Assessment Shows California’s Local Streets and Roads at Risk Statewide

Assessment Shows California’s Local Streets and Roads at Risk Statewide

February 2010
Cupertino’s New Bridge Is Infrastructure, Art — and Affordable

Cupertino’s New Bridge Is Infrastructure, Art — and Affordable

February 2010
California Communities STAR Bond Program Offers Cities a Cost-Effective Financing Tool

California Communities STAR Bond Program Offers Cities a Cost-Effective Financing Tool

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal government is providing a way for cities to issue taxable Build America Bonds and Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, which cities can use for capital projects that many be currently under way or planned for the near future.

November 2009
Financing Local Sustainability Efforts

Financing Local Sustainability Efforts

Even in these difficult financial times, local agencies are undertaking a wide range of activities that promote sustainability. Regardless of the reason behind the activities, they have one thing in common – the need to pay for the effort.

November 2009
Public Safety Depends on Police, Fire — and More

Public Safety Depends on Police, Fire — and More

City officials are grappling with the challenges of balancing their city budget while preserving the critically important services that are a central component of our quality of life. Clearly, public safety tops the list, but numerous other local services contribute to public safety in a variety of ways that are not always immediately visible.

October 2009
The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

Sustainability strategies save money, conserve resources for future generations, improve public health, respond to climate change and make communities more attractive places to live.

September 2009
Shovel-Ready on a Shoestring: Tools for Efficient, Cost-Saving CEQA Compliance

Shovel-Ready on a Shoestring: Tools for Efficient, Cost-Saving CEQA Compliance

Cities can take many simple steps to maximize the efficiency of CEQA review while maintaining legal defensibility, and streamlining the process can also save money.

September 2009
Helping Your Community Save Water

Helping Your Community Save Water

August 2009