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Regional Trends Report Showcases Indicators of Economic Competitiveness

As previously reported, regional indicators are a way to track progress towards desired goals. The Framework for Change [PDF]report, released June, presented 31 indicators established to measure change towards 6 overall goals – all aiming for the vision of a “healthy… Read More

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Regional Indicators Provide “Framework for Change”

Capital Region Sustainable Communities just released “Framework for Change: Trial Indicators for a Healthy and Flourishing Place for All.” The report ties together the work of the CRSC Consortium during the 2011-2014 Sustainable Communities Grant period: A healthy… Read More

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Robert Grow Presents Blueprint for Quality, “Values-Based” Growth

Robert Grow, President and CEO of Envision Utah, spoke to approximately 150 people in Madison earlier this month about achieving quality growth. Speaking at three different venues May 14 and 15, Mr. Grow described how Salt Lake City and other regions… Read More

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Increasing Multifamily Housing: What the Research Tells Us

Communities throughout the Madison region are experiencing proposals for more apartment buildings. Following the great recession when construction bottomed out, building permits for multi-family units (apartments) returned to pre-recession levels while single-family permits continue to lag. As described… Read More

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Active Living Places Initiative Taking Shape

Active transportation – walking, biking, rollerblading (and other ways of moving by your own power) – make it easy for people to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines. Going to the gym is great for those who… Read More

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