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PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...

Power of Place Summit moves online

PROVIDENCE – Like all organizations, Grow Smart Rhode Island has had to move its events online to digital platforms this year to comply with...
REBUILD READY: From left, Mark Van Noppen, CEO of RCG Armory LLC, architect Jack Ryan and Seth Zeren, principal of RCG Armory, stand in the room of a former nursing home at 31 Parade St. in Providence. Armory purchased the building a few years ago and will use Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to turn it into 12 apartments. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo reengineered Commerce RI, but its true test may be yet...

Few would dispute that Rhode Island is in better shape economically than it was five years ago when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo began her...
GETTING HEATED: Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale is pictured at a solar array in West Greenwich, one of several the company has built across the state. The renewable energy developer has faced opposition from towns and environmentalists due to clear-cutting of forests required for its projects. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Solar flare-up: Solar farms facing backlash across Ocean State

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

Power of Place Summit to highlight housing, transit and main streets

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has announced its 2020 Power of Place Summit will focus on several prominent issues, including climate action, housing...

Grow Smart Rhode Island moves to Lauderdale Building

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit public policy organization Grow Smart Rhode Island has moved from the Roger Williams University-owned building at One Empire to the...

Rebuild Rhode Island could get tighter spending restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Rebuild Rhode Island, a signature economic-development incentive of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, could be curtailed under the 2020 state budget, with tighter...
FORMER RHODE ISLAND Housing CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will will be recognized by Grow Smart as the 2019 Outstanding Smart Growth Leader. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Opinion: Grow Smart honors Barbara Fields

PROVIDENCE – For many Rhode Islanders, Barbara Field’s name is synonymous with the word “home”.  For nearly 30 years, she been a recognized...

GrowSmartRI seeks nominations for Smart Growth Awards

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has opened nominations for its annual Smart Growth Awards, and is seeking nominations of leaders, projects and policies...
RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...

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