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Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation’s Latest Funding Round
The Greenbelt Foundation is seeking Letters of Intent, due February 22, as a precursor to full proposals under the Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams. Find out more at the following link.
Training: OTM Book 7
Mississauga, March 21
This 1 day course is for installers (workers) and supervisors who will be responsible for working on freeways only. This course will benefit employers, provincial and municipal road authorities, contractors, engineers, designers, contract administrators, utilities, supervisors, workers, and inspectors. Attendees who successfully complete this course will receive a letter and certificate of completion. Details and registration at: otc.org/events
How to Redesign Cities to Fight Loneliness
Cities offer various ways to both help and hinder social connection. In some of the densest cities around the world, one may still have feelings of being lonely. In this article, Tanzil Shafique writes about how the students from the Melbourne School of Design, reflecting on the collective social impact of feeling lonely in cities, conducted a studio project where they critically analyzed and developed architectural and urban responses to loneliness. Continue reading... (opens better in Chrome)
Austin helps companies attract talent by making it easier to commute without a car
There are many reasons to embrace transportation demand management (TDM), among them environmental, public health, and economic benefits. But as commutes become longer, one of the most compelling reasons behind businesses choosing to offer mobility perks is the boost they see in their own recruitment and retention efforts.