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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...

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...

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