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Conventional land-use planning has often emphasized the economic benefits of prospective development projects at the expense of the host communities’ social, environmental and fiscal interests. While development projects may, ultimately, prove financially profitable to their sponsors, there is less certainty regarding the project’s impacts on local housing markets, air and water quality, employment markets, municipal operating and capital budgets and access to basic necessities (primary medical services, childcare and full-service grocery stores).
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4ward Planning Inc added 4 new photos.Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 2:30am
Check out our latest publication in this summer's Economic Development Journal: "Towards Creating a Stronger Relationship between the Public Sector's Land use Planners and Economic Development Professionals."
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4ward Planning IncMonday, September 17th, 2018 at 2:54am
4ward Planning will be attendance at Rail~Volution 2018 Pittsburgh conference Booths #1 & 2. Stop by and see us!

North America’s premiere livability conference is in Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-24, 2018. Pittsburgh is experiencing an exciting rebirth around technology, including driverless vehicles. Pittsburgh also boasts a unique range of transit modes, including dedicated busways and funiculars (aka incline railways), along with local bus, light rail, and a growing network of bikeways. There’s a lot to learn from Pittsburgh about building livable, equitable cities. Find out more at www.railvolution.org
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4ward Planning IncMonday, September 3rd, 2018 at 9:16pm
According to an analysis carried out by the Washington Post, there's a definite connection between income level and heat across a given city. Specifically, poorer neighborhoods are hotter than wealthier ones — a fact that will become more and more of a problem as the effects of climate change continue to pile up.
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4ward Planning IncTuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 4:47am
Interesting article concerning the growing rental market for seniors.
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4ward Planning IncMonday, July 23rd, 2018 at 9:55am
A group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that those living within a quarter of a mile radius of 206 newly landscaped lots had an average 41.5 percent decrease in feelings of depression and a nearly 63 percent decrease in self-reported poor mental health compared to those who lived near the lots that had not been cleaned. Their conclusion may come as little surprise to those of who know the health benefits of green space.
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4ward Planning IncTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 5:28am
Between 2016 and 2025, the U.S. population aged 75+ will rise by 8 million or 39%, compared to only 6% for the U.S. population as a whole. This demographic shift will lead to dramatic growth in demand for senior housing.