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2013-06-17 16:21:19

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A "mutual gains" approach based on consensus-building promises to help resolve increasingly contentious land use disputes, according to new practical guide published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Political polarization, redevelopment proposals, and tensions over property rights in the wake of intense storms such as Hurricane Sandy have complicated the role of more than 25,000 local and regional governments, say Sean Nolon,...

2013-06-05 12:29:58

Smart city and ICT market opportunities will offer billions to network operators, says Heavy Reading Insider BOSTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Smart cities" and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure offers business opportunities ranging in the billions for network operators, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Insider (www.heavyreading.com/insider), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com). Smart Cities: The...

2013-06-03 23:16:13

Designing Urban Agriculture is a framework of information to aid in the creation of urban agriculture landscapes that promote ecological biodiversity and social sustainability. Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 In the past quarter century, food production has been pushed to the periphery of the city. Today the trend is to connect it back to the heart of the city and grow food in urban centers. This resurgence is in response to concerns about rising food prices, food miles, and the...

2013-05-10 08:27:43

POULSBO, Wash., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pope Resources (Nasdaq: POPE) announced a $5.7 million conservation sale to Columbia Land Trust of 2,330 acres on the southern flanks of Mount St. Helens. The sale conserves approximately nine miles of sensitive Pine Creek riparian habitat and adjacent forestlands. Pine Creek is a prime habitat for bull trout, a threatened species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Columbia Land Trust acquired the land with a grant from the...

2013-05-07 23:25:10

New Market Research Report "2020 Foresight Report: Mobile Point of Sale Technology Indsutry" Has Been Added In MarketResearchReports.Biz's Reports Database. Buy The Copy of This Report Visit - http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/2020-foresight-report-mobile-point-of-sale-technology Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Synopsis The report provides market analysis, information and insights into mobile point of sale technology (MPOS) The report provides a global snapshot of MPOS...

2013-05-06 12:28:40

Citi Community Development Announces Winners of National Home Matters(TM) Contest PORTLAND, Ore., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portland Housing Center and National NeighborWorks® Association today jointly host the West Coast launch of the Home Matters(TM) Movement, which aims to unite America around the essential role that Home plays as the bedrock for thriving lives, families, and a stronger nation. The event takes place in conjunction with the national training institute of...

2013-05-01 16:21:58

EverLast® Lighting Exceeds Specification Standards, and Is Used In Military Lighting Upgrade JACKSON, Mich., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andersen Air Force Base, located in United States territory of Guam, is one of four Bomber Forward Operating Locations in the Air Force. These locations provide forward support to bomber crews deploying overseas in Europe, Southwest Asia and in the Pacific. As the U.S. Military is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, the base...

2013-04-19 08:21:32

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Siemens today announced a new collaboration, both a technical partnership and a global prize competition to recognize city actions and innovation that will accelerate C40 city actions to combat the impacts of global climate change. "Cities around the world -- particularly C40 cities -- are leading the way in taking meaningful actions to protect the planet and grow our economies in...

2013-04-16 12:24:44

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rental vacancy rates for the nation declined from 8.4 percent in 2009 to 7.4 percent in 2011, according to one of two American Community Survey briefs covering the housing market released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately four times as many metro areas experienced declines in rental vacancy rates as those that experienced increases. The share of U.S. households that rent rather than own increased from 34.1 percent in 2009...

2013-04-15 16:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that the administration is expanding TreeVitalize, a popular and successful community tree-planting and education program. "Launched on Arbor Day 2004 in Philadelphia, the TreeVitalize program has planted more than 350,000 shade trees in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and 12 other metropolitan areas," Allan said. "To build on that success, Governor...