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Brownfields basics boot camp to be held in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – A ‘brownfields basics boot camp’ for city officials and others interested in how to identify opportunities in vacated industrial sites will...
OPPORTUNITY ZONE: Chris Vitale, community-development coordinator for Bristol, stands on Hope Street, one of the areas recently approved by the Treasury Department as an opportunity zone, which will be marketed to developers as a place for ­investment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treasury Department approves R.I.’s 25 census tracts for opportunity-zone program

In mid-April, R.I. Commerce Corp. identified 25 low-income census tracts across 15 cities and towns in Rhode Island as opportunity zones, including Bristol’s tract...

RWU students map out possible R.I. transit-development locales

BRISTOL – Months of collaboration and partnership with Grow Smart Rhode Island and HousingWorks RI culminated in mid-May when Roger Williams University students presented...
CLIMATE CHANGE: The Metcalf Institute will hold a five-day lecture series on the impacts of climate change June 11-15 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Learn impacts of climate change

EDITOR’S CHOICE Learn impacts of climate change METCALF INSTITUTE will hold a five-day lecture series on the impacts of climate change, how to adapt...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND will host a forum June 15 that will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. / COURTESY GROW SMART RI

Grow Smart RI to host June forum on transit-oriented development

PROVIDENCE – The smart-growth nonprofit Grow Smart Rhode Island will host a forum in June on “Making Transit-Oriented Development Work for Rhode Island.”The June...

Historic preservation about jobs too

Historic-preservation advocates are trying to ­reframe the conversation around the largely inactivated state Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.Yes, historically significant buildings have been beautifully...
The GROWSMART RI 2018 Power of Place Summit session, “The Ballpark at Slater Mill: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” looked at the recent history of the stadium development proposal made by the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

GrowSmart RI panel discusses Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark

PROVIDENCE – If a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark was seen by the public as an economic development project for the state, and not...
GROW SMART Rhode Island will kick off its biennial Power of Place Summit on March 29 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

GrowSmartRI to kick off biennial Power of Place Summit March...

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island kicks off its biennial Power of Place Summit on Thursday, March 29, with a series of speakers at...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND, a statewide organization focused on equitable and sustainable economic growth, will present its Smart Growth awards on March 29 during the luncheon portion of its Power of Place Summit at the R.I. Convention Center.

Grow Smart Rhode Island announces 2018 Smart Growth award winners

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has announced the winners of its 2018 Smart Growth Awards.The awards – which Grow Smart announced Tuesday –...

Curbs to historic tax credit could hurt R.I.

A proposed change to the federal tax code could have outsized impact on Rhode Island, where historic but dilapidated mill buildings and commercial structures...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am